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War & Terrorism


An attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform shot dead three NATO soldiers in the east of Afghanistan on Saturday, the military coalition said in a statement, dpa reported.

NATO and Afghan officials were "assessing the incident to determine the facts," it added, giving no further details.

General Zahir Azimi, the spokesman for the Afghan Defence Ministry, confirmed the incident which he said took place in Gardez city, the provincial capital of Paktia.

He said it was not immediately clear whether the individual was a Taliban insurgent in disguise or a member of the Afghan army.


A prominent Taliban commander who was the group's shadow governor in a northern Afghan district was killed along with 10 colleagues, Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior said Saturday, dpa reported.

"Mohebbullah, also called as Moheb Lang (Moheb the Lame), was killed along with two other insurgents' commanders, two suicide bombers and six foreign citizens in a special operation launched by Afghan security forces," the ministry said in a statement.


At least 11 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack on a funeral in northern Baghdad, police said, dpa reported.

A further 30 people were injured when a suicide attacker set off his explosive-laden car near the ceremony in the Iraqi city's mainly Sunni Azamieh district.

The attack is the third in as many days on funerals in the Iraqi capital.

Alsumaria television reported that 14 people were killed in an attack on Sunday in the largely Sunni southern Dora district, while 50 died and 100 were injured in a twin bombing on a funeral in Shiite-dominated Sadr City on Saturday.


A group of terrorists, arrested in Tajikistan were planning to organize a number of explosions in Dushanbe on the eve of presidential elections in the country, reported on Monday.

The explosions were expected to be made at several state departments including law enforcement bodies.

They also planed to make explosions in the areas of people's mass gathering places.

Tajikistan's law enforcement bodies arrested about ten suspected terrorists.

Arms, explosive substance, special mechanisms and special restricted literature were found as the result of the searches.


At least 28 people were killed in Iraq on Tuesday in a series of gun and bombing attacks in the country's central and northern provinces, security officials and witnesses said.

In the capital, eight people were killed and 19 injured in mortar attacks and car bombings, dpa reported.

Also in Baghdad, a would-be suicide bomber was reportedly killed by bystanders before he could blow up himself.

In Baquba city, 60 kilometres north of Baghdad, eight people were killed and seven injured in separate attacks.


The Syrian regime has handed Russia new materials implicating rebels in a chemical attack outside Damascus on August 21, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday Al Arabiya reported
"The corresponding materials were handed to the Russian side. We were told that they were evidence that the rebels are implicated in the chemical attack," Ryabkov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies after talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, according to Agence France-Presse.


Protester Ahmed Atakan died in Hatay province after he fell from the roof. The Turkish police was not involved in his death, Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said today, TRT Haber TV channel reported.

"The medical report showed that Atakan died after he fell from the roof of the building," minister added. "The police are not involved in his death."


While it is difficult to know for sure, it is unlikely that the U.S. will strike Syria, observer of Middle Eastern affairs and research scholar at The University of Texas at Austin, Saif Shahin told Trend.

The expert was commenting on the latest happenings in Syria.

"There There is very little international support, nor do US Congressmen seem convinced," he said.


Former Syrian Defense Minister Ali Habib joined the opposition and escaped to Turkey, Sabah newspaper reported on Thursday.

The publication reported that Habib was dismissed from his post in 2011 due to disagreements with the country's authorities. As the newspaper reported Habib's defection to the opposition is connected with the upcoming military operation against Syria.


Turkey continues pullig the troops to the Syrian border amid the ongoing discussions on military intervention in this country, Haber7 newspaper reported on Thursday.
According to the publication, a military convoy of 20 vehicles was sent to Yayladag area in Hatay province.

A military personnel of 50 people also arrived to the area.