Terrorism
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Taliban still pounding Afghan city

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/13/18, 11:41 am

Afghan forces on Monday continued to fight against Taliban insurgents to regain full control of the southeastern town of Ghazni in a battle that has left about 100 security officials and at least 20 civilians dead. The militants on Friday launched a large-scale attack on the town, killing dozens of security officials and seizing control of parts of the city. Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami said the death toll could rise. Interior Minister Wais Ahmed Barmak added that the casualties include nearly 70 police officers.

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Afghan forces beat back Taliban siege

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/18, 10:50 am

Afghan officials ended an early Friday morning siege in the country’s southeast region, where Taliban extremists killed at least 14 police officers as they attempted to take control of a provincial capital. Farid Ahmad Mashal, police chief of Ghazni province, said the militants unleashed gunfire and burned down several shops in the city of Ghazni.

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Terrorist attack in Tajikistan kills four, including two Americans

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/31/18, 10:40 am

Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a weekend attack in Tajikistan that killed four Western tourists, including two Americans. A man on Sunday rammed his car into seven foreigners who were cycling through the Central Asian nation, the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan said. The driver and his passengers then attacked the group with knives. Two other cyclists from Switzerland and the Netherlands also died in the attack, while three others from France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland sustained injuries.

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