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Afghanistan Protests Pakistani Shelling

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan is urging neighboring Pakistan to put an end to cross border attacks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Friday expressing its concern about the “continuing Pakistani artillery shelling in Afghan villages.” The Afghan government says four children were killed late Thursday when artillery shells hit the Sarkano area of northeastern Kunar province, […]

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Explosions Heard in Southern Somalia

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in southern Somalia say they heard huge explosions Thursday near the port town of Kismayo. The witnesses say the blasts took place south of the city, which is controlled by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. It is not clear what caused the explosions. Witnesses told the French News Agency that they also heard the […]

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Baghdad Bomb Blasts Kill 23, Scores Wounded

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi security officials say three bombs ripped through a Shi’ite neighborhood in the capital, Baghdad, late Thursday, killing at least 23 people and wounding 107 others. Sources at three local hospitals say at least 34 people died. Interior Ministry officials say the explosions occurred in quick succession in southwestern Baghdad. One targeted a Shi’ite mosque […]

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Bomb Blasts Target Baghdad Market, At Least 17 Dead

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A series of bomb blasts has ripped through a Baghdad neighborhood, killing at least 17 people. An official with Iraq’s Interior Ministry says the explosions rocked a market in a Shi’ite section of southwestern Baghdad late Thursday. Officials say at least another 34 people were wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Iraq has […]

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Nigerian Police Backtrack on Suicide Bomb Claim

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Nigeria say they are no longer sure if an attack last week on police headquarters in Abuja was a suicide bombing. Police said soon after the June 16 bombing that it was a suicide attack believed to have been carried out by the Islamist radical group Boko Haram. The attack left at least […]

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12 Afghan Police Killed or Injured in Taliban Attacks

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials said Wednesday at least 12 policemen were killed or wounded in two separate Taliban attacks on checkpoints. Authorities said that in the first incident southwest of Kabul, six policemen were killed in an early morning gunfight. Hours later, at least six policemen were killed or wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up […]

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Investigator, Servicemen Killed in Russia’s Caucasus

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say five Russian servicemen have been killed in fighting with suspected militants in the restive Caucasus region of Dagestan. The regional interior ministry said Wednesday that several other troops were injured during a sweep against militants in Dagestan’s Kizlyar district. The government forces began the operation on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, unknown gunmen […]

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Photographer Shot in Northern Ireland Riots

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Two nights of clashes between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland have left three people injured, in violence that is among the most intense in the province in years. A photographer working for Britain’s Press Association news agency was shot in the leg during the unrest Tuesday night in a small Catholic community near a […]

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Gunmen Kill Pakistani Shiite Pilgrims in Bus Attack

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on a bus carrying Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims in the southwest, killing three people. Wednesday’s attack took place on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. Officials say at least nine people were wounded in the attack. Elsewhere, police say at least five militants were […]

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12 Afghan Police Killed or Injured in Taliban Attacks

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say at least 12 policemen have been killed or wounded in two separate Taliban attacks on checkpoints. Authorities said six policemen were killed in an early morning gunfight Wednesday with insurgents in the Qarabagh district 120 kilometers southwest of Kabul. On Sunday, three police were killed in a similar insurgent attack on their […]

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