Posts Tagged ‘explosive’

By Haaretz Service and DPA


Eleven Palestinians were injured Wednesday when Israeli Defense Forces fired at a group of militants on the border with Gaza, Palestinian news agencies reported. (more…)

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One explosive leaves 21 members of a wedding party dead, and another kills 5 police officers.

Los Angeles Times


Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Separate roadside bombings in volatile Helmand province today killed at least 26 people, including 21 members of a wedding party and five police officers, Afghan officials said.

Also today, the U.S. military reported the death a day earlier of an American soldier in western Afghanistan. That brought the number of U.S. troops killed so far this month to seven, out of a total of 11 Western military fatalities.

Violence has been surging in advance of Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial assembly elections, which are to be held in two weeks. The vote is only the country’s third nationwide election.

Helmand province, where insurgents have long had free rein in many districts, is the scene of major ongoing offensives by U.S. Marines and British forces.

The roadside bomb that hit the wedding party was almost certainly aimed at coalition troops, but like many improvised explosive devices planted by insurgents, it struck civilians instead. (more…)

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