Saturday, December 1, 2018

Afghanistan: Taliban infighting leaves dozens of militants dead


Afghan officials say clashes between two Taliban factions have killed dozens of militants in the country’s west, underlying divisions in the militant group that has waged a deadly 17-year insurgency against the Western-backed government in Kabul.

Jilani Farhad, the spokesman for the governor of Herat Province, said at least 28 Taliban fighters were killed and 25 wounded in the Shindand district, near the border with Iran, on November 30.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

India: 1 army soldier and 6 militants killed in gunfight in Shopian district of Kashmir


An Army soldier and six militants were killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, officials said.

A civilian was also killed, while over a dozen were injured in clashes that broke out at the encounter site following the gunfight, the officials said.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Pakistan: 4 killed in attack by Baluch Liberation Army (BLA) separatists at China consulate in Karachi


Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, including one who was wearing a suicide vest, Pakistani officials said.

The brazen assault, claimed by a militant group from the southwestern province of Baluchistan, reflected the separatists’ attempt to strike at the heart of Pakistan’s close ties with major ally China, which has invested heavily into road and transportation projects in the country, including in Baluchistan.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Afghanistan: At least 50 killed and 75 injured in Kabul suicide bombing


At least 50 people were killed and 75 injured in the bombing of a crowded religious gathering in Kabul on Tuesday.

Afghan officials were trying to determine the exact toll of dead and wounded after the attack at the Uranus Wedding Palace, near Kabul’s international airport. Wahid Majrooh, spokesman for the public health ministry, said 24 of the wounded were in critical condition.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Philippines: 5 soldiers killed and 24 wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf rebels in weekend


The military lost five men and 24 others were wounded in two clashes with the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) on Friday and Saturday in the hinterlands of Patikul, Sulu amid intensified pursuit operations to rescue kidnap victims.

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