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Christian Science Monitor | Owais Tohid | June 22, 2011

A 9-year-old girl says she was kidnapped in Pakistan by Taliban with the intent of forcing her to be a suicide bomber. She escaped, but her experience raises concerns about the use of children by militants.


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Source: Reuters – AlertNet

Date: 24 Dec 2010

Dec 24 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 0730 GMT on Friday.

FARYAB – Two civilians were killed and two wounded during an operation by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in northwest Faryab province on Thursday, the coalition said. ISAF said it was investigating the incident. The civilians were killed and wounded when their vehicle failed to stop at a checkpoint in Maimanah district despite verbal commands and warning shots, ISAF said. The incident happened during an operation targeting a senior Taliban leader, it said.

(Compiled by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Paul Tait)


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July 23, 2010

BAGHDAD — Police say gunmen have killed four people, including a Sunni cleric, in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul where insurgents remain active.


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Aug 25 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Iraq at 1000 GMT on Tuesday. * denotes a new or updated item.

*BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb wounded four policemen in central Baghdad, police said.

* MOSUL – Gunman shot dead a patient in a hospital in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The gunman and a member of the hospital protection force were both wounded in the attack.

SAMARRA – A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded another when it struck a police patrol in central Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD – A bomb attached to a car wounded a municipal official, along with three of his bodyguards, in Baghdad’s central Karrada district, police said. A passerby was also wounded in the attack.

BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb wounded four civilians in Baghdad’s southeastern district of al-Ameen, police said.

MOSUL – Gunmen entered a mosque in Mosul, north of Baghdad, on Monday, wounding a Muslim cleric and a child playing nearby, police said.

BAGHDAD – Gunmen burst into the home of a university professor in Abu Ghraib, in Baghdad’s western outskirts, late on Monday, killing the man, police said.

BAGHDAD – Gunmen shot dead a policeman at a checkpoint in Abu Ghraib late on Monday, police said.


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TAJI, Iraq — At least eight people were killed, including two policemen, in three separate attacks on Monday in northern and central Iraq, police said.

In the deadliest attack, five people were killed when a car bomb blew up near a convoy of US troops and Iraqi police near the town of Taji, just north of the capital Baghdad, local police Lieutenant Sarmed Sami told AFP.

The bomb narrowly missed the joint patrol on a highway near Taji, tearing through a line of gridlocked cars, Sami said. He said 38 people were wounded in the attack. (more…)

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