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Attacks in Afghanistan leave dozens dead including 18 soldiers

LASHKAR GAH: Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six. Violence has intensified in Afghanistan since U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a more aggressive strategy in August with U.S.-led forces carrying out more air strikes and the Taliban responding with bombs, ambushes and raids. Militants attacked a government army post overnight on Friday in the western…

Suicide bombing near Iraq embassy in Kabul, gunbattle on: Officials

KABUL: A series of explosions and the sound of gunfire shook the Afghan capital on Monday, with a security source saying that a suicide bomber had blown himself up in front of the Iraqi embassy. “Civilians are being evacuated” from the area as the attack is ongoing, said the official, who declined to be named. There was no immediate information about any casualties. At least four explosions, along with the sounds of gunfire and grenades, were heard by AFP reporters and residents near the city’s diplomatic quarter…

Pakistani religious scholars issue joint fatwa against suicide bombing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani religious scholars from all the sects have joined hands against terrorism and extremism and issued a joint religious decree on the advent of Ramadan proclaiming suicide bombing Haram (unlawful), ARY News reported. The scholars termed militancy and anarchy against Pakistan an unlawful act (Haram) in the joint fatwa (religious edict). “Those promoting suicide bombings are rebels and such elements are violating the law, hence they should be dealt with iron hand,” said the fatwa presented in the…

Jakarta suicide bombing kills three police officers

JAKARTA: A suicide bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit the Muslim-majority country as it struggles with a surge of terror plots. Several other police officers and civilians were injured when two bombers launched the attack in a street next to the station, which sent panicked people running for their lives and clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky. Human body parts and shattered glass were strewn across…

Suicide bombing, shootouts kill around 55 in Iraq: police

BAGHDAD: Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi'ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the family of a Sunni paramilitary leader opposed to Islamic State, according to security and medical sources. The escalation comes as Iraqi forces are getting ready to launch an offensive to take back Mosul, the last Iraqi city still under control of Islamic State, in northern Iraq. The heaviest toll was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive vest in the middle of a Shi'ite…