Afghan election front-runner escapes assassination attempt

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Abdullah Abdullah, front-runner in Afghanistan’s presidential election, escaped assassination on Friday when two bombs blew up outside a hotel where he had just staged a rally, killing six people.The midday blasts, one caused by a suicide bomber, destroyed a car in Abdullah’s convoy, police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said. One of the dead was a bodyguard. Twenty-two people were injured.Television images showed the charred remains of the car alongside shattered shop fronts in a densely populated western district of Kabul.”When I was leaving the rally from the People’s Islamic Unity Party, our car was hit by a roadside bomb and destroyed,” Abdullah said at another rally soon afterwards.

For full report read ….. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/06/us-afhganistan-blast-rallying-idUSKBN0EH0TM20140606

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Preteens stab their friend 19 times to prove loyalty to fictional monster

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A horror movie came to life in Wisconsin when two preteens attempted to stab a friend to death after a birthday sleepover to prove their loyalty to a mythological character from a scary story website.On May 30, Morgan Geyser celebrated her 12th birthday by having a sleepover with Anissa Weier and another friend identified only as P.L., both of whom are also 12. But the real point of the get-together was to sacrifice the third girl to Slender Man by stabbing her to death, police said in their report.Slender Man is a fictional character on the horror story site Creepypasta, where users share their nightmares and other short stories “designed to unnerve and shock the reader.” Slender Man “is an alleged paranormal figure purported to have been in existence for centuries, covering a large geographic area.” He induces fear and ensnares his prey, putting his victims into a hypnotized state, then “he absorbs, kills, or merely takes his victims to an undisclosed location or dimension” and is rumored to kill children “almost exclusively.”

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Suspected militants kill 42 in northeast Nigeria: police

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Suspected Islamist militants dressed as soldiers rounded up and killed at least 42 villagers in Nigeria’s northeast, the centre of an escalating insurgency increasingly targeting civilians, a police source said.The assault in Bardari late on Wednesday came a day after officials and witnesses said raiders killed scores of people in three other villages in the Borno region, where Boko Haram insurgents first launched their campaign to carve out an Islamist state.The gunmen in military uniform called the Bardari villagers together, then opened fire, the police source told Reuters. “The people couldn’t identify them in time as terrorists.”The militants then fled, crossing a river and setting fire to houses in the neighbouring village of Kayamla, close to the regional capital Maiduguri, added the source.

For full report read ….. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/us-nigeria-violence-idUSKBN0EG27020140605

Yemen says 500 al Qaeda militants, 40 soldiers killed in campaign

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Five hundred al Qaeda militants and 40 soldiers have been killed since the military launched an offensive against the group in April, Yemeni army spokesman, Colonel Saeed al-Faquih, told a news conference on Thursday.Yemen’s military mounted a campaign in the south of the country to try to crush the Islamist group that has killed hundreds of people, and in response the militants have stepped up attacks on government facilities after being driven out of strongholds in the southern Shabwa and Abyan provinces.They have fled to the desert and the mountains from where they have been attacking army and government targets.”I want to stress that the military operations will also include the areas where some militants have fled and where sabotage is taking place, which is the other face of terrorism,” Faquih said, noting that there were preparations taking place in Maarib province for a major assault.

For full report read ….. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/us-yemen-violence-idUSKBN0EG0WW20140605

Blast kills 4 officers in Afghanistan’s Ghazni

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A roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni Province has killed four police officers who were trying to defuse the bomb, according to officials.The four, including a local police, were killed in Waghiz district on Thursday as they attempted to defuse one of two roadside bombs planted in the eastern district.“They defused the first bomb and while they were trying to defuse the second one nearby, it detonated and killed them,” provincial spokesperson Shafiq Nang said.Deputy police chief of Ghazni Assadullah Safi also confirmed the incident, saying another police officer was wounded in the attack and taken to a nearby hospital.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

For full report: http://www.presstv.in/detail/2014/06/05/365652/blast-kills-4-afghan-officers-in-ghazni/#sthash.rrrwh3kU.dpuf

RCMP shooting: 3 police officers killed in gunman rampage in Canada

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Three Canadian police officers have been killed and two others injured in a Moncton, New Brunswick, shooting. A heavily armed shooter was still at large hours after he first opened fire.The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tweeted around 10:00 pm that the shooter was still at large along with an image of Borque wearing military fatigues and carrying what appeared to be a rifle in his hand.Authorities combed through the Pinehurst subdidivison area of Moncton looking for 24-year-old Justin Bourque, warning residents that they should remain indoors and consider the man armed and dangerous.Moncton is a small city of approximately 100,000 people located an esimated 90 miles (150km) northeast of St. John and 150 miles of Halifax, the largest city in the normally sleepy Canadian region.

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Iraq attacks kill 21, injure dozens: Official

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At least 21 people have been killed and dozens injured in a series of attacks across Iraq, security and hospital officials say.Kirkuk Provincial Health chief Sabah Mohammed said that eight people lost their lives and nine others sustained injuries after two vehicles rigged with explosives detonated in the northern Iraqi city on Wednesday.Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, militants are often blamed for such attacks in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.Meanwhile, in the capital Bagdad, a car bomb killed four people in a shopping area, while separate attacks in different districts left two others dead.On Baghdad’s northern outskirts, a roadside bomb also killed two policemen.

For full report: http://www.presstv.in/detail/2014/06/04/365585/iraq-attacks-kill-21-injure-dozens/#sthash.V8YraiXX.dpuf