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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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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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Taliban Targeted US Company in Kabul Blast

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s Taliban has claimed responsibility for a blast in Kabul at a compound owned by a U.S. military contractor. Authorities say two Afghan workers were killed and at least a dozen other people were wounded in Monday’s blast in the capital. A Taliban spokesman called the attack a suicide bombing targeting an American company that […]

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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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Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:55 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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9 Killed in Blast in Pakistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwest Pakistan say a bomb blast has killed at least 9 people and wounded more than 40. Authorities say the explosion Monday happened in the town of Jamrud in the Khyber tribal district. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Several militant groups, including the Pakistani Taliban, have carried out attacks in […]

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