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By Asif Shahzad
Associated Press

ISLAMABAD – A suicide car bomber attacked a prison van while gunmen torched six NATO oil tankers in separate strikes Saturday that killed four Pakistani police officers and wounded 10 others, authorities said.

The army, meanwhile, kept up its pressure on the Pakistani Taliban in the tribal belt, killing 20 suspected fighters, while apparent U.S. missiles killed five alleged insurgents in a nearby northwest region, officials said. (more…)

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The Globe and Mail

By HAMID SHALIZI

Taliban bombers, some disguised as women with suicide vests hidden under their burkas, stormed government buildings near Kabul in a brazen attack just 10 days before a presidential election.

Gun battles lasted for hours Monday and smoke poured from blasted buildings in Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province, about an hour’s drive from Kabul. Three policemen and two civilians were killed, along with six militants, said Deen Mohammad Darwish, spokesman for the provincial governor.

It was the latest in a series of assaults in the run-up to the Aug. 20 election. The Taliban have vowed to disrupt the poll, and the United Nations says spiralling violence threatens to keep many Afghans from voting. (more…)

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By Edmund Sanders
LA Times
Two bombers, one in a car, target African Union troops in the attack. The soldiers are in Somalia to support its fragile transitional government. (more…)

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