Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:07pm IST

By N. Parameswaran

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is recruiting Tamil police officers from the northern city of Jaffna for the first time since it became the epicentre of a three-decade ethnic separatist insurgency defeated in May, police said on Monday. (more…)

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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Taliban fighters stormed a district police headquarters in once-quiet northern Afghanistan overnight, killing the police chief and two of his men, an official said, as violence spreads into once safe areas.

The attack, which led to a four-hour gunbattle into the early hours of Wednesday in Kunduz, is the latest in a wave of rising violence a week before an August 20 election which militants have vowed to disrupt. (more…)

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
21:14 Mecca time, 18:14 GMT

Five people have been killed in a blast in the Shahjoy district of Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province, officials said. (more…)

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By ABDUL WAHEED WAFA Published: August 3, 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb exploded near a police convoy Monday morning in Herat, the main city in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 29. The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying that a local police chief had been the target. (more…)

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Published: July 28, 2009

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The beheaded body of a police constable who was kidnapped last week in the Swat Valley was found Tuesday morning near the town of Mingora, the police said. (more…)

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Deadly Clash Underscores Rift Over Interpretation of U.S.-Iraq Deal

By Ernesto Londoño

Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, July 25, 2009

ABU GHRAIB, Iraq — When insurgents attacked an American convoy with AK-47 rounds and a couple of grenades on a dusty highway in a Baghdad suburb this week, U.S. soldiers returned fire, chased the suspects through narrow alleyways and raided houses. (more…)

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UPDATED ON: Saturday, July 25, 2009
18:17 Mecca time, 15:17 GMT
At least four people have been killed and 12 wounded after a car bomb exploded outside the offices of a Sunni Arab political party in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah, a police officer said. (more…)

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