Blast in Assam Kills One, Injures Three Others


Goalpara:  One person was killed and three others injured in a blast in front of a police station in Assam’s Goalpara district today.

Police say at around 8 am, an IED or Improvised explosive device allegedly planted on a bicycle exploded outside the Krishnai police station.

The injured have been taken to hospital where they are being treated.

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Three foreign advisers killed in suicide bombing near Kabul airport


KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said.

The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear.

The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which is used by both civilians and the military.

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Kuwait tells Hamas it backs Egypt’s ceasefire proposal


Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah on Sunday told a visiting Hamas delegation that his country supports an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire between Palestinian factions and Israel in the Gaza Strip.

During a meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, who arrived in Kuwait earlier in the day, Sheikh Sabah condemned Israeli “aggression and crimes” against the Gaza Strip and reaffirmed support for the Palestinians.

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Afghanistan car bomb leaves at least 38 civilians dead


A suicide car bomber has killed at least 38 people in the east of Afghanistan.

Mohammad Reza Kharoti, an administration chief in the Urgun district of Paktika province, said the attack on Tuesday also wounded more than 40 others.

He said the bomber detonated his vehicle full of explosives near a mosque and a market. All the casualties were civilians.

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Afghan suicide attack kills 16, including 4 NATO soldiers


A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying one of its suicide bombers had blown himself up near a NATO patrol in the province of Parwan, north of the capital Kabul.

The attack comes as Afghanistan is mired in political crisis, with a bitter row raging over allegations of fraud in the presidential runoff election.

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Bomb blast leaves police official injured in Peshawar


PESHAWAR: A police official was injured on Tuesday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on a police van near Pishtakhara police station in the Safed Dheri area of Peshawar.

According to police sources, personnel from the Pishtakhara police station were on routine patrol on the Dora Road when the roadside bomb exploded.

Constable Aijaz was injured whereas the police van was completely destroyed in the explosion.

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Two police officers killed in Egypt bomb


Two Egyptian police officers have been killed and several others wounded in a small explosion near the presidential palace in Cairo’s Heliopolis district, the Interior Ministry has said.

Security forces were defusing one makeshift bomb found at a street intersection near the presidential palace on Monday when a second device exploded, the ministry said in a statement.

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