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Three killed in blast in India’s Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Three people were killed in a grenade attack on a prayer congregation in India's Punjab on Sunday which left some 20 others injured, police said. Around 250 followers of the Nirankari spiritual group, who are considered heretics by most Sikhs, had gathered for morning prayers in Amritsar district when two men arrived and threw the explosive at them. "Three people have died and 15-20 are injured," senior police officer Surinder Pal Singh Parmar told reporters. The attack triggered a security alert across…

500g explosives used in Karachi blast: sources

KARACHI: The investigators, probing the blast in Karachi on Friday, revealed that 500-gram explosives were used in the explosion that killed two people, ARY News reported. According to sources, the team of investigators had arrived at the blast site on Friday night and collected evidence to determine the cause and nature of the blast. Sources informed that the team would again visit the crime spot today (Saturday) to gather more clues. Counter Terrorism Department in-charge Raja Umar Khattab, speaking to media on…

Foreign soldiers wounded, civilians killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed two Afghan civilians and wounded at least three foreign soldiers and two other civilians in an attack near the largest US military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, government officials said. Mohammad Mahfouz Walizada, police chief of Parwan province where the Bagram military base is located, said a suicide bomber on foot targeted foreign forces while they were on patrol. The soldiers' nationality was not immediately known. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a…

Three labourers killed in Darra Adam Khel coal mine blast

ISLAMABAD: Three labourers died and another injured in a coal mine blast in Darra Adam Khel area of Kohat district on Saturday. According to Kohat police, the injured was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. All the labourers belong to district Shangla. In June the following year, four miners were killed when a coal mine collapsed in Sulangi area near Quetta. All the four miners belonged to Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to Levies’ sources some miners were still trapped in the mine who…

Police blow up suspicious suitcase at Rome airport, turned to be filled with coconuts

Rome’s airport came to a standstill on 1 October after staff blew up a suspicious bag whose contents turned out to be nothing more than a bunch of coconuts. Italian police found a suspicious suitcase in the Fiumicino airport, cordoned off the area in the waiting lounge and blew it up to see what was inside but were surprised by the contents. Freelance journalist Ned Donovan, who was inside the airport at the time, shared the experience on Twitter. “The Italian police have just blown up someone’s bag in Rome Airport…

Bomb goes off at Chitral school

CHITRAL: In the latest assault on education, a bomb ripped through a primary school in Chitral on Sunday. Rescue sources said the blast occurred at the Government Primary School in Arandu Gol area of Chitral. The school is located in close proximity of the Pak-Afghan border. Two rooms of the school were completely destroyed in the explosion. However, there were no reports of any loss of life in the school incident. Last month, twelve schools – eight girls and four boys – were burnt down in various parts of…

At least seven killed in Kabul blast

KABUL: At least seven people were killed and 25 wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives near a procession in Kabul commemorating the death of former anti-Soviet mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, a government official said. Police said the suicide attack came hours after another suspected suicide bomber was shot by police in Kabul before he could detonate his device. Government spokesman Wahid Majroh said that seven bodies and 25 injured people were taken to the hospital from…

North Korea newspaper blasts ‘double-dealing’ US after Pompeo’s trip canceled

North Korea’s state-controlled newspaper on Sunday accused the United States of “double-dealing” and “hatching a criminal plot” against Pyongyang, after Washington abruptly canceled a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Negotiations have been all but deadlocked since U.S. President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. Pompeo has pressed for tangible steps toward North Korea’s abandonment of its nuclear arsenal while Pyongyang is demanding that Washington first make…

One soldier martyred, three hurt in North Waziristan blast

RAWALPINDI: One security forces man has been martyred and three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Dan Kilay area of North Waziristan. Media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, the martyred Havildar Ahmed Khan, 38 years old, was resident of District Mianwali. The fallen soldier left behind a widow, a son and two daughters. It said that the incident took place when Pakistan Army's bomb disposal team was on routine search and clearance operation as part of…