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Israeli air strike wounds 14 in Gaza

GAZA: Israel aircraft attacked Hamas military facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday night in response to alleged rocket attacks, the Israeli army claimed. It was the second night of rocket fire since US President Donald Trump's statement on Wednesday recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. His declaration sent shock waves through the region, and Gaza's Hamas rulers called for a new intifada, or Palestinian uprising. Read More: Despite Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with US ‘peace’ efforts The Hamas-run…

Suicide bomber kills seven, wounds 20 in Afghan provincial capital

LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN: A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 20 others outside a bank in the capital city of Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Saturday, the governor’s office said on Saturday. The bomber detonated an explosives-packed car next to an Afghan army vehicle as soldiers arrived at a bank in Lashkar Gah to collect their pay, the Helmand governor’s spokesperson, Omar Zwak, said. Among the dead were four civilians and three soldiers. Sixteen civilians and four soldiers were wounded, he said.…