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Gunmen launch attack on intelligence training centre in Kabul

Gunmen attacked an intelligence training centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, as families buried loved ones killed by a suicide bomber a day earlier in the war-weary Afghan capital. The attack on the training facility was the latest incident in a blood-soaked week that saw militants deliver crippling blows to government forces across Afghanistan. “Clashes are ongoing and the area is cordoned off by the Afghan security forces,” said Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai. The firefight erupted near a…

At least 15 killed as gunmen attack Afghan government building

JALALABAD: At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad when gunmen stormed a government building, trapping dozens inside after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate, officials and witnesses said. The attack underlines the country’s dire security situation after 17 years of war, with Islamic State increasingly claiming attacks on civilian targets even as pressure builds for peace talks between the Western-backed government and the Taliban. There was no immediate…

No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack: Police

TORONTO: Canadian police said on Wednesday that they had no evidence so far to support claims by the Islamic State militant group that it was responsible for a weekend shooting in Toronto that left two people dead and 13 wounded. Faisal Hussain, 29, was identified by police as the gunman who opened fire on a busy Toronto street, killing 10-year-old girl Julianna Kozis and 18-year-old Reese Fallon. He was found dead shortly afterward, authorities said. Hussain, buried by his family on Wednesday…

Gunmen kill six traffic policemen in central Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Gunmen shot dead six traffic police in the central Mexican city of Salamanca on Friday, authorities said, one of the deadliest attacks on security forces in recent months. The six were carrying out routine checks when they were killed, Guillermo Maldonado, a senior Salamanca city official, said in a video broadcast on Mexican television. The motive for the daylight attack was not clear.  Broadcaster Televisa said at least three gunmen in a white vehicle opened fire on the unarmed victims, then fled the…

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul police stations

Kabul: Suicide bombers and gunmen launched coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations on Wednesday, with witnesses reporting on social media that both assaults are still underway. AFP journalists heard several loud explosions in the heart of the Afghan capital followed by gunfire that was confirmed by Afghan officials and witnesses. In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police station in the west of the city, sparking a gunfight between other militants and officers, interior ministry…