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Cameroon Receives 27 Boko Haram Captives

A Cameroon military plane arrived at this capital city's international airport Saturday morning, delivering 27 people into freedom after months of captivity in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants. The former hostages included 10 Chinese workers and the wife of Cameroon's deputy prime minister, Amadou Ali. As they entered Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport Saturday morning, all looked weary and unk ...

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Watchdog confirms receiving audit outcome

Watchdog confirms receiving audit outcome KABUL: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday announced receiving results of the UN-supervised nationwide audit of ballots cast in the runoff polls. On Sunday, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced completion of the vote audit process and said the results would be shared soon with the electoral watchdog. Results of 405 suspect ...

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Paghman gang rape: Appeal court proceedings begin

KABUL : A court of appeal on Monday began an open trial of seven convicts in the Paghman gang rape case, an official said. The men had been accused of looting passengers and sexually assaulting four women after intercepting vehicles on the main road in Paghman. The Attorney General Office (AGO) had said that 10 people were involved in the rape case and seven of them had been arrested so far. Azizullah, Must ...

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Afghanistan blames US for killing civilians

At least 14 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in US air strikes in Afghanistan, officials have said, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of the NATO forces. Abdul Ghani Musamem, a spokesman for the governor of Kunar province, said 14 people died in the air strike in Narang district on Tuesday while 13 others were wounded. Civilian casualties caused ...

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11 KILLED IN KUNAR AS TALIBAN, ARMY CLASH

KABUL- (Afg Express Report) An Afghan official says that an attack by Taliban fighters has killed five Afghan soldiers and wounded 14 in the country's west. Kunar Gov. Fazullah Wahidi said Wednesday that the overnight attack also resulted in the deaths of six Taliban fighters. Wahidi said the attackers were wearing Afghan army uniforms. Taliban and Pakistani insurgents have been fighting against the governm ...

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Suicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen

KABUL: An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle among a group of Afghan security forces in Ghani Khil district on Tuesday. He said three policemen were killed. Two people were wounded, a civilian and a local policeman. A mili ...

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Paghman gang rape: 3 more suspects held

Police on Tuesday aprehended three more suspects allegedly linked to a group that gang rapped four women and looted passengers last month in the Paghman district of central Kabul province. The gang members, dressed in police uniforms, reportedly took valuables from the passengers and sexually abused four women. Three members of the gang are already being held in police custody. Kabul Police Chief Gen. Zahir ...

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23 Killed in Tanker Crash In Herat

A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the horrific accident. The crash happened on Sunday morning on the main highway between the city of Herat and the Iranian border, said Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in western Herat province. He added that four people were injured in the accident. Authorities do not know what caused the accide ...

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Pak Protests: Two Killed, 450 Injured in Police Crackdown

Mounting pressure on embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, opposition leader Imran Khan today vowed to fight till death and asked Pakistanis to rebel against the illegal regime after two persons were killed and about 450 others injured in police crackdown on protesters. "I request all the nation, civil servants, bureaucrats and police to rebel against this illegal government," Khan told his supporters. The ...

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Heavy Attack on Nangarhar Intelligence Agency

Jalalabad: At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, officials said. Heavy fighting was continuing between the Taliban and Afghan security forces hours after the attack on the Jalalabad headquarters of the National Directorate of Security began, said Ahmad ...

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Car bomb hits intelligence office in Nengarhar city

JALALABAD, Afghanistan,- Casualties were feared as a suicide car bomb targeted the provincial intelligence office building in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, early Saturday morning, source said. "A suicide car bomb hit the gate of Nangarhar's National Directorate of Security (NDS) at around 4:50 a.m. (local time). The blast caused casualties but details will b ...

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Kandahar Offensive Leaves 32 Militants Dead

At least 32 militants, including two suicide bombers, were killed during a clearing operation in Maiwand, Panjwai and Zherai districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. The operation was conducted over the past 24 hours to foil insurgent activities, a statement from the 205th Atal Military Corps said. Seventeen rebels, including two suicide bombers who planned a group attack on sec ...

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Gaza Shelled During Israel’s Limited Truce

A Gaza City house has been shelled and other areas in Gaza have been fired upon since an Israeli-declared seven-hour humanitarian truce has come into effect. The Gaza Health Ministry said a child was killed and 30 people, mostly women and children, were wounded in the strike on Monday on a house in Shati refugee camp. An Israeli military spokeswoman told news agency Reuters she was checking the report. Isra ...

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Gaza Strikes Rage On As Diplomacy Falters

The Israeli military has continued its offensive in Gaza, targeting a major mosque and a university, as diplomatic solution appears more remote after Israel announced that it would not attend the talks set in Cairo. Bombardments continue across the Palestinian territory including the southern district of Rafah on Saturday afternoon, Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from Gaza, said. Gaza health ministry o ...

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Factory Blast In Eastern China Kills 69

China suffered its worst industrial accident in a year on Saturday when an explosion killed at least 69 people and injured more than 120 at a factory that makes wheels for US carmakers, including General Motors. The blast in the wealthy eastern province of Jiangsu occurred around 7:30 a.m. in Kunshan city, about an hour's drive from Shanghai, after an explosion ripped through a workshop that polishes wheel ...

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Another Anti Humanity Crime in Ghor Province

Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday. "These indiscriminate killings by the Taliban are aimed at instilling fear in the people," said Sediq Sediqqi, interior ministry spokesman. At least three women and a three-year-old child were among those killed. Local officials in the remote, mountainous ...

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Two aid workers shot dead in Herat Province

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two Finnish aid workers were shot dead Thursday in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said. The two women were riding in a taxi when they were shot dead by two men on a motorcycle, said Sami Wafa, the chief of staff of the Herat governor. Herat police spokesman Raouf Ahmadi said the taxi driver had been detained as part of the investigation. Finland's Foreign Ministry confirmed ...

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Transasia Airways Plane Crashes On Landing In Taiwan, Killing 40

A TransAsia Airways plane crashed on landing on an island off tyhoon-hit Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 40 people, China's Xinhua news agency said. Taiwan media said a domestic flight had crashed, killing or injuring more than 40 people. "It's chaotic on the scene," Jean Shen, director of the civil aviation authorities, told Reuters. "The fire department was putting out the flames. They will give us the numbe ...

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Afghans Denounce Conflict In Gaza

Several hundred Afghan protesters rallied on Wednesday in the heart of Kabul to denounce the fighting in Gaza Strip and the killings of Palestinian civilians caught up in the conflict. Chanting anti-Israeli and anti-American slogans, the protesters marched through the centre of the Afghan capital, carrying banners and photographs of Palestinian children killed during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Israel says ...

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Afghanistan Blames Pakistan

The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan. Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for Security charged that recent attacks in Afghanistan were planned in Pakistan, allegedly with the support of the Pakistani military’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI. Pakistan has denied suc ...

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