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KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan —Jan 12, 2019— At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar, according to a provincial official. Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said that two other police were wounded in Saturday’s attack took place in the Spin Bolduk … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said six other forces were wounded in Tuesday’s attack. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, says seven soldiers and six policemen were killed. Four soldiers were also wounded in the early Monday attack at the joint army and police checkpoint … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Helicopter crash kills 25 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 10:45 a.m. An Afghan official says an army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 on board. Naser Mehdi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says the helicopter crashed around 9:10 a.m. … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Helicopter crash kills 25 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Amid violence, Afghan elections draw to a close

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local): 7 p.m. The Independent Elections Commission chairman has announced the end of two days of parliamentary elections across the country. Abdul Badi Sayat congratulated voters … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Amid violence, Afghan elections draw to a close

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 14 killed in bombing at candidate rally

KABUL, Afghanistan  — A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces, officials said. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Takhar province, said 32 others were wounded when the explosives-laden motorbike parked near the rally in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 14 killed in bombing at candidate rally

Lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 at church in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda/March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Rwandan provincial governor says at least 16 people were killed and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country’s south. Rose Mureshyankwano said 140 churchgoers were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, where two are in serious condition. Mureshyankwano said 17 of … Continue reading Lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 at church in Rwanda