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Blast at election center in Afghan capital, at least four dead

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:29:25 GMT

An explosion apparently caused by a suicide bomber hit a voter registration center in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, causing casualties, with at least four people known to have been killed, officials said. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told Tolo News television that the blast appeared to have been caused by a suicide bomber and had caused casualties but there were no immediate details.

Suicide bomber strikes in Afghan capital, 4 killed

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:29:24 GMT

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Blast at election centre in Afghan capital, at least six hurt

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:29:23 GMT

KABUL: An explosion apparently caused by a suicide bomber hit a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul , on Sunday, causing casualties, with at least four people known to have been killed, officials said. The attack follows several weeks of relative quiet in Kabul and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Mechanisms of Lapis Lazuli project's implementation mulled in Ashgabat

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:23:04 GMT

Ashgabat hosted the first meeting of experts on implementation of the Agreement on transit and transportation cooperation, Lapis Lazuli, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message. According to the Lapis Lazuli project, railways and highways will connect the city of Turgundi in the Afghan province of Herat with Ashgabat, and then with the Caspian port of Turkmenbashi.

IS Blocks Cell Phone Service in Eastern Afghan Districts

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:08:20 GMT

Officials in Afghanistan confirmed Saturday that Islamic State militants have forcibly shut down telecommunications services in two districts of the eastern Kunar province. Provincial Director of Communications Sayed Ahmad Madad told VOA that Manogi and Chapidari districts have been without cell phone service for two weeks.

Deputy Sheriff Koon graduates SC Criminal Justice Academy

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:46:23 GMT

Congratulations to their most recent graduate of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy, Deputy Sheriff Kayla M. Koon, of the Newberry County Sheriff's Office. Kayla recently completed and graduated from a 12 Week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program term at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy as a member of Class #679, and is now a commissioned Class I Certified S.C. Law Enforcement Officer.

Afghan Army: Dozens Of Militants Killed In Operations

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:14:25 GMT

Dozens of suspected Taliban and Islamic State militants were killed by Afghan security forces in the past 24 hours across the country, Afghan authorities said on April 21. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that 21 suspected Taliban militants, including a local commander, were killed in raids in various parts of the country, including Balkh, Helmand, Kapisa, and Khost. The local commander, Mullah Jalal, was killed in the northern province of Faryab, the statement said.

Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:35:58 GMT

An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday two other policemen were wounded in the late Friday night attack.

Roadside Bombing Kills 5 Civilians, Wounds 9 In E. Afghanistan

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:12:10 GMT

Five civilians lost their lives and nine others sustained injuries as a roadside bombing launched by militants struck a vehicle in Haska Mina district of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. "A mine planted by militants on a road in Haska Mina district struck a civilian vehicle today, killing five civilians including one child on the spot, and injuring nine others including two women and four children," a spokesman for the provincial government Attaullah Khogiani told reporters here.

South Surrey filmmaker receives Sovereign Medal

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:31:45 GMT

South Surrey filmmaker Alison MacLean - whose documentary passion project Burkas2Bullets has been receiving significant attention on the U.S. festival circuit this year - has added another feather to her cap. This week she was in Ottawa as one of the recipients of the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers - recognizing those who have made a significant and continual contribution to their community, either in Canada or abroad.

Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:51:26 GMT

Kabul, April 20 - Five civilians were killed after a roadside bomb planted by militants struck a vehicle in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said. Nine others, including two women and four children, were injured, Xinhua news agency reported.

31 militants dead, 37 wounded in Afghanistan

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:13:37 GMT

Kabul [Afghanistan], April 19 : At least 31 militants have been killed and 37 wounded during the coordinated air and ground operations in various provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, confirms the country's Ministry of Defense . The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kunar, Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Logar, Khost, Uruzgan, Faryab, Balkh, and Helmand provinces, reported Khaama Press, citing, MoD deputy spokesman Gen.

Where Is the Body of This Man Tortured to Death by the CIA?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:30:18 GMT

Gul Rahman was tortured and died at a CIA black site in 2002. As the Senate prepares to reexamine the CIA's dark history of torture amid mounting opposition to Gina Haspel's nomination to run the agency, the family of an Afghan man who was tortured to death at a black site near Kabul, Afghanistan is demanding answers about what happened to his body.

Canadian chopper pilots will be using the Afghanistan playbook in Mali, committee told

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:44:13 GMT

The Canadian helicopters going to Mali will be outfitted and fly their missions the same way they did in Afghanistan, senior military commanders said Thursday. A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017.

Taliban Block Cellphone Service in S. Afghanistan

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:59:39 GMT

An Afghan man talks on his mobile phone on a street in Kabul, March 24, 2011. Taliban insurgents recently shut down private telecommunication companies in several parts of the country.

Judge questions terror convictions after high court ruling

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:31:20 GMT

A federal judge is weighing whether to toss out some counts of conviction in four terrorism cases after a Supreme Court ruling struck down a similarly worded law this week. The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a law allowing deportation of some immigrants who commit crimes because the law was unconstitutionally vague about what crimes would prompt deportation; the four terrorism defendants argue they were convicted under a law that was similarly vague about describing a "crime of violence."

Failure to launch: Afghanistan's economy stalls without troop presence

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:13:22 GMT

The Afghan economy tanked after large numbers of coalition troops - and the jobs created to support them - left the country, indicating a 16-year, $122 billion reconstruction effort failed to develop a sustainable economic system, according to a U.S. watchdog agency. Businesses that boomed in Afghanistan during the height of the international mission were in construction and logistics for international troops and aid organizations.