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Gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at Bagram base

KABUL: Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country. The guards were ambushed near Bagram base north of Kabul as they were driving home in a convoy late Monday, said district governor Abdul Shakoor Quddusi. "They were all local residents serving as guards at Bagram," he said, adding that two other guards were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack,…

Prison guards in Brazil intercept pigeon carrying cellphone to inmates

RIO DE JANERIO: Prison guards in Brazil intercepted a pigeon attempting to deliver a cellphone to inmates inside the facility – an activity that triggered prompt action from the jail officials. The Department of Penitentiary Administration said guards at the Nilton Silva prison in Franco da Rocha spotted some inmates attempting to catch a pigeon on Feb. 10 that was wearing a vest-like garment apparently designed for smuggling contraband into the prison. …