Associated Press

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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Suicide bomber strikes government target in Kabul

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/16/18, 10:47 am

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people and wounded 15 others after detonating an explosive vest in Kabul. A police spokesman said Sunday that the attacker struck on foot outside a government facility. The death toll likely will rise, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban and an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate regularly strike government targets in the capital and elsewhere across the country. Last month a suicide bomber struck near the same building, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others.

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