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Afghan Suicide Mosque Attacks Kill 60 Worshippers

Some 60 people have been killed in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, officials say. A gunman entered a Shia Muslim mosque in Kabul before opening fire and detonating an explosive, killing at least 39 worshippers. An attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque in Ghor province killed 20 people. So-called Islamic State (IS) said it carried out the attack on Kabul’s Imam Zaman mosque, but provided no evidence for the claim. The group has previously targeted Shia mosques across Afghanistan. The new attacks bring to at least 176 the number of people killed in bomb attacks across the...

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Roadside Blast Kills Elite Police in Quetta

A roadside bomb has killed at least six police officers and wounded 22 others in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta. The attack targeted a truck carrying police personnel on the city’s main Saryab road on Wednesday morning. Provincial home minister Sarfaraz Bugti, speaking to media at the site of the attack, said those attacked were “elite” officers. “The car was going as per routine and it was hit. It appears to be a vehicle-borne attack, and we are still identifying whether it was a suicide bomber or planted explosives,” said Bugti. Television footage from the scene showed the mangled and scorched wreckage...

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Pakistan kicks India for ‘mass blinding’ in Kashmir

Pakistan told the UN on Monday that India’s use of pellet guns against peaceful protesters in Indian Occupied Kashmir has left many young Kashmiris blinded, stating the move amounted to “first mass blinding in human history.”g at the General Assembly’s Special Political and Decolonisation (Fourth) Committee, Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi also said that the UN’s decolonisation agenda would remain incomplete without settling the Kashmir dispute on the basis of Security Council resolutions that pledged the right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people. She emphasized that implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the decolonization agenda was...

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CPEC passes through ‘disputed territory’: US Defence Secretary

US Defence Sec­retary James Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that a part of One Belt One Road project passes through ‘disputed territory’. He clarified that the US openly opposes this project. In a globalized world, there were many belts and many roads and no nation should dictate One Belt, One Road project, he added. The secretary further said that common grounds should be found with China to thwart terrorism. “As far as Afghan­is­tan goes, as we try to separate out variables where, in some areas, we work with China, for example, terrorism, I think there are areas...

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