Tuesday, April 28, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Landslide Kills At Least 52 Villagers In Northeastern Afghanistan

Officials in northeastern Afghanistan say at least 52 people have been killed by a massive landslide in a remote part of Badakhshan Province.
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Heavy Fighting Around Afghan City

Afghan authorities say security forces and Taliban insurgents engaged in heavy fighting around the city of Kunduz on April 27 amid a major militant offensive in the northern province.
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Video Storm Kills Dozens In NW Pakistan

Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a storm has killed at least 45 people and injured more than 200.
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Bomb Kills Five In Southern Afghanistan, Police Battle Taliban In North

Afghan authorities say five civilians were killed when a bomb exploded at a home in Zabul Province during the night.
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Police Chief Killed In Southern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a gunman shot and killed an acting police chief and a civilian in southern Uruzgan Province.
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Mortar Kills 5 Afghan Family Members

Five members of an Afghan family have been killed by a mortar shell that hit their house in eastern Afghanistan.
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Pakistani Rights Activist Killed

A female Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the port city of Karachi.
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Ghani Orders Police Corruption Probe

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Interior Ministry to investigate why a United Nations-funded report on corruption in the police force was apparently ignored.
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Italy Cell ‘Inspired By Al-Qaeda’

Italian police have launched an antiterrorist operation against a network they said was inspired by Al-Qaeda and had its operational base on the island of Sardinia.
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Police Among Nine Wounded In Peshawar Bombing

A bomb fashioned out of flowerpots exploded outside a police station in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on April 24, wounding six policemen and three other people.
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