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Blast Tears Through Afghan Wedding Celebration

By ALISSA J. RUBIN and TAIMOOR SHAH

June 9, 2010

New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — A huge explosion tore through the wedding celebration of a local man who had joined an anti-Taliban militia in rural Kandahar Province late Wednesday, killing at least 39, according to provincial government officials.
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by AFP

TBILISI (AFP) — A mayor and a villager were killed in an explosion near Georgia’s rebel region of Abkhazia Saturday, highlighting tensions over the country’s Russian-backed breakaway provinces. (more…)

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by AFP

KABUL (AFP) — Eleven Afghan civilians and three NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Tuesday as the defence minister acknowledged that 2008 was the bloodiest year since US-led invasion. (more…)

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by AFP

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AFP) — At least six people were killed on Monday in a blast targeting a military bus on the outskirts of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, a security official told AFP.

“We have at least six people killed, three of them soldiers,” the official said. “We have about 30 other people injured.” (more…)

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