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France links Iran to alleged terror attack

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/03/18, 11:42 am

French authorities on Tuesday froze Iran’s Intelligence Ministry assets related to internal security and the assets of two Iranians in response to an alleged bomb plot that was thwarted earlier this year. The French interior, economy, and foreign ministers said in a joint statement that there was a plan to detonate explosives at a June rally near Paris by the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran, an Iranian exile group. “This act of an extreme gravity envisioned on our territory could not go without a response,” the statement read.

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Suicide bomber attacks Afghan election rally

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/02/18, 11:41 am

A suicide bomber set off an explosion Tuesday at an election rally in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 13 people and injured more than 30 others, officials said. The attack targeted supporters of independent presidential hopeful Abdul Naser Mohmand at a rally in the Kama district of Nangarhar province. Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections are slated for Oct. 20. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said some of the injured remain in critical condition and the death toll could rise.

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Iran launches missiles into Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/01/18, 11:05 am

Iran fired six missiles at militants in eastern Syria on Monday in retaliation for a deadly attack last month on a military parade in southwestern Iran. The paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said the ballistic missile strike targeted the bases of “takfiri terrorists,” a term Iran uses to describe Sunni Muslim hard-liners. Iran blames Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the parade attack—a claim the two countries deny. Islamic State (ISIS) and ethnic Arab separatists both claimed responsibility for the Sept.

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