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Taliban Insurgents Attack Popular Kabul Hotel, Seize Hostages

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Taliban militants have attacked a popular lakeside hotel on the outskirts of Kabul and seized a number of civilian hostages, including women and children. The attack set off an hours-long gunbattle with Afghan security forces. Police say there are some deaths as they try to look for a way to storm the hotel without causing […]

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Taliban Insurgents Attack Popular Kabul Hotel

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents attacked a popular hotel in the capital, Kabul, Thursday night triggering a fierce gunbattle with security forces. Mohammad Zahir, head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Kabul police, said the attack began shortly before midnight and is ongoing. He said the gunmen, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and Kalashnikov rifles, […]

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Taliban Insurgents Attack Popular Kabul Hotel

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents attacked a popular hotel in the capital, Kabul, Thursday night triggering a fierce gunbattle with security forces. Mohammad Zahir, head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Kabul police, said the attack began shortly before midnight and is ongoing. He said the gunmen, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and Kalashnikov rifles, […]

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Russian Computer Experts Find “Most Malicious Program Ever”

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian Internet security company says it has discovered what it calls the most malicious cyber menace known to date. Kaspersky Labs says the computer program known as “Flame” is the most complex and sophisticated malware program it has ever seen, avoiding detection by security software. It says Flame has been active for more than […]

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Russia Says it Foiled Winter Olympics Attack Plot

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russia says its security service has foiled a plot by militants to stage an attack during the 2014 Winter Olympic games in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi. Russia’s National Anti-Terror Committee said Thursday that Federal Security Service agents uncovered a cache of portable surface-to-air missiles, grenade launchers and explosives during recent raids in […]

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Yemen Airstrike Kills Senior Al-Qaida Leader

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior al-Qaida leader in the Gulf region, wanted for bombing the USS Cole warship in 2000, was killed by a U.S. airstrike in Yemen Sunday. Yemeni officials said Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile in Rafth, in the country’s southern Shabwa province, along with another al-Qaida operative identified as Fahed al-Akdam. The Yemeni […]

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Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Yemen

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say a senior al-Qaida leader in the Arabian Peninsula, wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship in the Yemeni port city of Aden, was killed in an airstrike Sunday. The officials said Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile in Rafth, in the southern Shabwa province, along with […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 11 in Nigeria

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern Nigeria say a suicide bombing targeting a police official has killed 11 people. Officials say a bomber on motorbike rammed into a police convoy in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state. Another 20 people were injured in the blast, but the police official was not harmed. No one has claimed responsibility for […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 5 in Eastern Nigeria

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in eastern Nigeria say a suicide bombing targeting a police official has killed at least five people. Officials said the explosion Monday in Jalingo, the capital of the largely peaceful Taraba state, was triggered near the state ministry of finance and police headquarters. The police official was not harmed. The attack comes a day […]

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Gunmen Kill 15 During Christian Service in Northern Nigeria

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in northern Nigeria attacked a university theater used for church services, killing at least 15 people. Security officials say the gunmen threw small explosives into the site at Bayero University in Kano on Sunday, then fired on worshippers as they ran outside. A faculty member at the university, Dr. Nasir Fagge, told VOA the […]

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