Deadly bomb, gun attack rocks Afghan capital

Four people were killed and 20 wounded in a coordinated bomb and gun attack targeting the Afghan defence minister and several lawmakers in the country’s capital Tuesday, not far from the heavily fortified Green Zone. The wave of blasts, which Washington said bore the “hallmarks” of the Taliban, came as the Afghan army urged residents… Continue reading Deadly bomb, gun attack rocks Afghan capital

Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan attack

Members of the Shiite Hazara community stand around the bodies of the 11 coal miners in the mountainous Machh area of Balochistan province, Pakistan. (Photo courtesy of AFP)

The Islamic State claimed credit for an attack in Baluchistan province early Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shiite Hazaras. The incident occurred in the Mach area of the Bolan district, around 100 kilometers southeast of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan. The miners were kidnapped and driven to surrounding mountains before being blindfolded… Continue reading Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan attack

Azerbaijan says 1 dead in Armenian attack

Foreign Policy Research Institute

One of Azerbaijan’s soldiers was killed in a clash with Armenian rebels on Monday, in an apparent intensification of hostilities that threatens to undermine a recent Russian-brokered ceasefire. The ambush was carried out on Sunday by an unauthorized group of Armenian fighters in area next to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to the defense ministry.… Continue reading Azerbaijan says 1 dead in Armenian attack

Air defenses in Syria ‘intercept barrage of Israeli missiles’

Syrian Central Military Media, via AP

Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles over Hama province in western Syria, according to Syrian state television, citing a military announcement. The “barrage of missiles” was launched from the north of Tripoli, Lebanon, at 12:40 a.m. (22:40 GMT) on Friday, according to the statement, which called the strike a “Israeli aggression.” According to the military,… Continue reading Air defenses in Syria ‘intercept barrage of Israeli missiles’

Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan

Mohammad Ismail / Reuters

Five rockets were fired on Saturday at a major US facility in Afghanistan, but no one was hurt, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and provincial officials. According to Wahida Shahkar, a spokeswoman for the governor of northern Parwan province, the rockets hit Bagram Airfield. She added that 12 rockets were placed in a vehicle, five of… Continue reading Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan