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Roadside Bomb Kills 4 in Southern Afghanistan

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A roadside bomb has killed three women and one man in southern Afghanistan. Provincial officials say a tractor carrying the civilians drove over the bomb in the Maruf district of Kandahar province late Wednesday. The blast wounded three other people. The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said last week that May was the deadliest month […]

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Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing outside Nigeria’s national police headquarters in Abuja has killed at least two people, including the bomber. A spokesman for the Islamist radical group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast in an interview with VOA. The group is blamed for a string of deadly attacks in Nigeria’s north that have targeted police […]

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Cross-Border Attack Kills 5 in Pakistan

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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More than 250 militants have crossed from Afghanistan, attacking a village in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. Pakistani officials and local residents say the militants killed at least five civilians, including two women, in Thursday’s cross-border attack in Bajaur. Three other women were wounded. Pakistani security forces and members of […]

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Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful bomb has exploded outside Nigerian police headquarters in the capital, Abuja, killing at least one person. Officials with Nigeria’s emergency management agency say they suspect a suicide bomber carried out the attack and died in the blast. In an interview with VOA, a spokesman for the Islamic militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 4 in Southern Afghanistan

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A roadside bomb has killed three women and one man in southern Afghanistan. Provincial officials say a tractor carrying the civilians drove over the bomb in the Maruf district of Kandahar province late Wednesday. The blast wounded three other people. The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said last week that May was the deadliest month […]

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Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful bomb blast has struck the police headquarters in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Witnesses say Thursday’s blast sent a plume of black smoke rising over the area. Fire engines and ambulances have rushed to the scene, and authorities have cordoned off roads leading to the attack site. Initial reports suggest the bomb came from the […]

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Afghan Militants Attack Pakistani Village

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say hundreds of militants have crossed into the country from Afghanistan and attacked a village, killing at least five people with automatic rifles. Officials say the militants also fired rocket-propelled grenades in the attack on the village in the tribal region of Bajur. Pakistani troops responded to the violence and several hours of […]

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Blast Kills 4 in Southern Afghanistan

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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(Updates 6/15 story with new info grafs 1-2)) A roadside bomb has killed four people in southern Afghanistan. Provincial officials say the bomb detonated when a tractor ran over it in Maruf district, Kandahar province. The Associated Press reports the victims were three women and one man. On Wednesday, suicide bombers killed at least 10 […]

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Disappointed Canadian Hockey Fans Turn Violent

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Disappointed hockey fans in Vancouver, Canada turned violent after the Boston Bruins defeated the hometown Canucks 4-0 to clinch the seventh and deciding game of their National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup championship series. Riot police fired tear gas and used flash-bang grenades designed to disorient people in an effort to control the mob that burned […]

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Afghan Militants Attack Pakistani Village; 5 Dead

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say hundreds of militants have crossed into the country from Afghanistan and attacked a village, killing at least five people. Officials say the village targeted was in the tribal region of Bajur. Pakistani troops have responded to the violence and fighting is ongoing. The officials say at least two of the five victims […]

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