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Dozens killed, wounded by car bomb in Afghan province

KABUL: As many as 13 people, including both Afghan army soldiers and civilians, were killed and 18 wounded by a car bomb in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday, officials said. Omar Zwak, the Helmand governor’s spokesman who gave the casualty figures, said the attack occurred in a market in Nawa, a district in the centre of the province, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks as government forces have battled for control with Taliban insurgents. Afghan forces said they had retaken Nawa district in July but…

US airstrike kills 16 Afghan policemen

KABUL: A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan policemen and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. "In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two commanders. Two other policemen were wounded," he said. Omar Zwak, Helmand provincial governor spokesman, confirmed the strike and gave the same account. It occurred in Gereshk…

US reviewing Kashmir dossier provided by Pakistan: state dept

WASHINGTON: United States has said that it is reviewing the dossier provided by Pakistan regarding the prevailing situation in Kashmir, ARY News reported on Friday. US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner, in a press briefing, said that the decision of mentioning the Kashmir situation in the state of human rights report has not been taken yet. Toner stated that the United States wants Pakistan and India to end hostilities between them. "It is in the interest of both countries to defuse tensions between them," he said.…