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Fresh Attacks on Polio Workers in Pakistan

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unidentified gunmen launched a fresh spate of attacks on polio workers on Wednesday, after six workers involved in United Nations-backed polio vaccination efforts were killed, earlier this week. Authorities say one person was wounded after gunmen opened fire on a polio team in the northern city of Peshawar. Officials say two other […]

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Six Polio Workers Killed in Pakistan

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unidentified gunmen have killed six workers involved in United Nations-backed polio vaccination efforts in two different cities. Police say four female workers were killed in a series of coordinated attacks in the port city of Karachi Tuesday, a day after a male volunteer working on the joint local government-World Health Organization project […]

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Attacks on Polio Workers Kill Five in Pakistan

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say unidentified gunmen have opened fire on polio vaccination workers, killing at least five people. Police say at least three people were killed in a series of attacks in the port city of Karachi Tuesday and a fourth person died in a similar incident in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Several health workers […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion as they were collecting firewood Monday in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. But the area near Pakistan is in […]

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Iraq Attacks Kill 26, Many in Kurdish-Claimed Areas

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities say bombings and shootings across the country have killed at least 26 people, about half of them in northern regions whose territory is disputed between autonomous Iraqi Kurds and Baghdad’s central government. In Monday’s deadliest attack, a car bomb killed seven people in a village near the northern city of Mosul in Iraq’s […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan as they were collecting firewood Monday. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are still hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. General John Allen, the commander of […]

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16 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb has killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the marketplace explosion Monday happened near government offices in the town of Jamrud, part of the Khyber tribal district. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Khyber is home to various Islamic militant groups, […]

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16 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb blast has killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the marketplace explosion Monday happened near government offices in the town of Jamrud, part of the Khyber tribal district. Officials say shops and vehicles were badly damaged in the blast. No group has claimed […]

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Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say an explosion has killed 10 girls, ranging in age from 9 to 13 years. Two girls were wounded in the blast. Authorities say the girls were collecting firewood Monday morning in Nangarhar province when the device exploded. Officials believe the blast came from an old landmine, many of which are […]

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Bombs Kill 10 in Northern Iraq

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Multiple bomb blasts have hit northern Iraq, killing at least 10 people in contested areas where tensions have flared between the Kurdish minority and the central government. Two of the bombs Monday exploded in a Shi’ite area of Tuz Khurmatu, in Kirkuk province. Another blast, a car bomb, struck a Shabak minority area near Mosul. […]

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