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At least 5 killed, dozens wounded as Taliban storm police HQ in Afghanistan
 
(Paktia, June 18,2017):A suicide attacker detonated a car packed with explosives at the entrance of the police compound in the city of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, as cited by Reuters. The attacker opened the way for other insurgents to penetrate the headquarters’ territory.

Two police officers were killed and five wounded during the attack, Reuters reports, citing Danish. The news agency cites local hospitals as saying that five policemen are dead and least 30 people injured, including 20 civilians.

Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Taliban terrorist group, which asserted that at least 100 police officers had been killed, according to Reuters.

Another blast occurred inside the police compound when a second suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest, AP reports, citing local police official Sardar Wali Tabasim. He added that two other insurgents were killed by police, but a fight with one remaining attacker is ongoing. Eight officers were also injured, Tabasim said.


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Rajkummar Rao suffers leg fracture
 (Mumbai, Oct 23, 2017): Actor Rajkummar Rao has suffered a fracture in his leg while shooting  
Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to get Lata Mangeshkar Award
Playboy features first transgender as its playmate
Konkana, Radhika Apte support #MeToo campaign
KERALA NEWS
Measles-rubella: About 35 lakh children vaccinated in State
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23, 2017): About 35 lakh children have been covered under the measle
Spirit seized in Kayamkulam
Girl student who jumped off school building dies
Devaswom Board plans college, study centre to teach Vedas
NATIONAL NEWS
Mersal: BJP demand 'insulting freedom of expression', says Dhinkaran
 (Chennai, Oct 23, 2017): Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinkaran Monday joined the chorus in
Eighteen-month-old child raped by her uncle in UP
Withdraw 'harmful ordinance', Editors Guild tells Raj govt
'BJP caricature of Rahul Gandhi not working any more'
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