18 Oct 2010

8 private security guards die in Afghan clash

“Eight guards of a private security company were killed and three wounded in a clash between insurgents and the private security company Sunday night, officials said. The clash took place in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, said Daud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the province’s governor. The company was providing security for

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13 Oct 2010

Jonas Brothers Cancel Mexico Concert Due To Violence

“Killings and shootouts have become common fare in Mexico’s violent north. But the latest casualty of its disintegrating security differed from the norm: a Jonas Brothers concert, set for the city of Monterrey later this month. The American boy-band, popular among teeny-boppers on both sides of the border, abruptly canceled

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12 Oct 2010

Nigeria police station destroyed in ‘Boko Haram attack’

“A police station in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has been destroyed in an attack blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic sect. One policeman was injured by gunmen who shot at the entrance before an explosion inside injured another policeman and woman. At least 16 people, mostly police officers,

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03 Oct 2010

Envoy insists Pakistan will tackle terrorists as attack kills 3

“Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States insisted Sunday that his country would go after terrorists on its soil and needed only ‘technical’ help from Washington, not U.S. troops on the ground. Husain Haqqani told CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ that Pakistan would reopen a NATO supply route into Afghanistan ‘relatively

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28 Sep 2010

Afghan Official, 5 Others Killed by Bomber

“A suicide car bomber killed a deputy governor and five other people Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, police said. In an emotional speech, President Hamid Karzai urged Afghans to decry such violence and fretted that young people will choose to flee their country. The explosion occurred when the official was driving

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14 Sep 2010

Intelligence official, four family members killed in Nigeria

“Unknown attackers brandishing machetes stormed the home of a senior intelligence official and hacked him and four members of his family to death in an apparent targeted killing, police said Tuesday. Two other children managed to escape the attack, though one was wounded, according to police. ‘The man Garba Bello,

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16 Aug 2010

Bomb wracks offices in Colombia capital

“A car packed with at least 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of explosives blew up in an office district of Colombia’s capital Thursday, shattering windows and injuring nine people, police said. No deaths were reported. The blast occurred at 5:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) outside a 12-story building housing Caracol Radio, the

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14 Aug 2010

Gunmen kill south Yemen intelligence chief: security

“Gunmen killed a Yemeni intelligence officer in the flashpoint southern province of Lahij, a security official said on Saturday. ‘Armed men ambushed the chief of the Lahij intelligence service’s investigations department, Colonel Ali Abdul Kareem al-Ban, who was killed in a hail of bullets,’ the official told AFP. The attack

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27 Jul 2010

UN Security Situation in Darfur Worsens as Peace Talks Progress

“UNAMID chief Ibrahim Gambari told the U.N. Security Council that talks between Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement are making steady progress. But he said the continued absence from the negotiations of two major armed movements is ‘deeply unfortunate.’ Gambari told the Security Council that despite considerable efforts by

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13 Jul 2010

Taliban attacks increasingly kill Afghan civilians

“Taliban insurgents are carrying out more attacks this year than at any time since early in the war, killing increasing numbers of civilians as U.S.-led forces push into the militants’ southern strongholds, an Afghan rights group said Monday. International troops were responsible for about one-fifth of civilian deaths — down

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