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Unable to load the gun despite several attempts, Abidi’s security guard tells police

KARACHI: The security guard of the assassinated former MNA Ali Raza Abidi on Wednesday said that he was unable to load the gun despite several attempts, during the firing incident that took place outside the house of the slain politician on Tuesday night. This he revealed, while recording video statement to police into the firing accident, acquired by ARY News, here today. “Neither company nor Ali Raza Abidi asked me to check the working of the gun at least ones, since assuming his duty,” the gunman said in his…

At least 43 killed in Kabul govt compound attack

KABUL: An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the raid, which caps a bloody year for Afghanistan as long-suffering civilians and security forces are slaughtered in record numbers. Another 10 people were wounded in Monday's massacre on a site where the Ministry of Public Works and an office that handles pensions…

Seventh grader shoots himself in Ohio school, prompting lockdown

OHIO: A seventh-grade student shot and wounded himself inside a school bathroom in Ohio on Tuesday morning with a gun he brought to school, but no one else was injured, police said. The school, located in the city of Massillon, about 55 miles (90 km) south of Cleveland, went into lockdown after the shooting, before closing early for the day, police and school officials said. The boy, whose age and name have not been released, brought a .22-caliber long gun and a backpack filled with “distractionary devices” to Jackson…

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON: The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill that he and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy introduced to improve federal compliance with criminal background checks, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. “While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being…

Red faces as Russia’s Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gun

MOSCOW: Workers in Moscow have erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon. "We have checked the information about a mistake. It is confirmed. The sculptor, Salavat Shtsherbakoff, has acknowledged his mistake," the state-supported Russian Military History Society, which backed the monument, told TASS news agency Friday. The erroneous drawing was of an StG44 -- for…