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  • US soldier killed in Afghanistan
    SourcesUS soldier killed in Afghanistan

    One US service member of US-led NATO coalition forces was killed and another wounded following an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan on Monday, the coalition forces said on Tuesday. "The sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country, is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him," General Scott Miller, commander of Resolute Support (RS) and US Forces-Afghanistan, was quoted in a statement as saying, Xinhua reported. The latest death has brought to six the number of US forces killed in Afghanistan since January this year. Additional information will be released as appropriate and the wounded soldier was in a stable condition, according to the statement. Such incidents had also happened in the past when Afghan soldiers turned their weapons against coalition forces and Taliban insurgents mostly claimed responsibility for insider attacks. On July 7, one US soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a similar incident in Uruzgan province. NATO and US forces completed their combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, after 13 years of military presence in the country. However, around 16,000 foreign forces remained in Afghanistan to help Afghan forces in the fields of training, advising and backing them in the war on insurgents.

    11 months ago
  • Young protester shot dead in Kashmir Valley (Second Lead)
    SourcesYoung protester shot dead in Kashmir Valley (Second Lead)

    A young man was shot dead during clashes between security forces and stone-pelters on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district after a massive search operation was launched in around two dozen villages, police said.

    11 months ago
  • Youth shot during Kashmir Valley clashes (Lead)
    SourcesYouth shot during Kashmir Valley clashes (Lead)

    A young man sustained critical injuries during clashes between security forces and stone-pelters on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district after a massive search operation was launched in around two dozen villages, police said.

    11 months ago
  • Security forces kill IS leader in central Iraq
    SourcesSecurity forces kill IS leader in central Iraq

    Iraqi security forces on Saturday killed a prominent local Islamic State (IS) leader in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said.

    11 months ago
  • 7 militants killed, 5 injured in Afghan gun battle
    Sources7 militants killed, 5 injured in Afghan gun battle

    At least seven Taliban militants were killed and five injured in a clash with security forces in Afghanistan's Maiwand district, police said on Thursday. The clash, which took place late on Wednesday, flared-up after the militants stormed some security checkpoints and in a counter-offensive the government forces began targeting the militants from the ground and air, Xinhua news agency quoted Deputy to Provincial Police Chief Abdul Bashir Khaksar as saying. He added that the government forces would continue to target the militants elsewhere in Kandahar province. The Taliban are yet to comment on the report.

    11 months ago
  • Fresh clashes erupt in Libya's Tripoli
    SourcesFresh clashes erupt in Libya's Tripoli

    Fresh clashes erupted on Wednesday in Libya's capital city of Tripoli between UN-backed government forces and armed militias. Our forces used heavy weapons and attacked a number of sites on the outskirts of Tripoli, Xinhua quoted a source from the joint security chamber as saying. The clashes have continued since morning, the source said on condition of anonymity. Earlier in the day, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) warned against military action in the capital city. Tripoli has been witnessing violent clashes between government forces and armed militias over the past few days, which have killed at least five people and injured 33 others, according to the Ministry of Health. Interior Minister Abdulsalam Ashour told a regional TV channel on Monday that a ceasefire agreement in Tripoli had been reached. Witnesses, however, said gun shots could still be heard occasionally even after the ceasefire announcement.

    11 months ago
  • Top Hizbul commander killed in J&K gunfight (Lead)
    SourcesTop Hizbul commander killed in J&K gunfight (Lead)

    A top Hizbul Mujahideen commander and his associate were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

    11 months ago
  • Gunfight on in J&K
    SourcesGunfight on in J&K

    A gunfight started between the security forces and holed up militants on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

    11 months ago
  • UN points to possible war crimes in Yemen
    SourcesUN points to possible war crimes in Yemen

    UN human rights experts on Tuesday pointed to possible war crimes in Yemen by pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition, and Houthi rebels in areas under their control.

    11 months ago
  • Kerala toll would have been higher if military hadn't helped: CM
    SourcesKerala toll would have been higher if military hadn't helped: CM

    The death toll in the Kerala floods would have been much higher but for the timely help provided by the military, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.

    11 months ago