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Blast in Pakistan’s Quetta kills 7

Blast in Pakistan’s Quetta kills 7

18 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

A road side blast killed at least 7 Police officers and wounded 24 others in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta. The attack targeted a truck carrying police personnel on the city’s main Saryab road on Wednesday morning, local police official Muhammad Akbar told Al Jazeera. He said the death toll could rise. Sarfaraz Bugti, […]

French police arrest 10 over terror plot on mosques, politicians

French police arrest 10 over terror plot on mosques, politicians

18 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Ten people said to have far-right links were detained in a series of raids conducted by French anti-terrorist police in the Paris and Marseille areas on Tuesday. They reportedly intended to hit mosques, migrants and a former presidential candidate. TV station M6 said the men, aged between 17 and 25 were arrested in Seine-Saint-Denis, north of […]

Storm left deadly financial loss in northern Afghanistan

Storm left deadly financial loss in northern Afghanistan

18 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

The afternoon of Tuesday (17th October) in the northern provinces of the country witnessed the beginning of a storm with thick soil, the storm started from the provinces of Faryab and Jawzjan and reached the provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan. According to the dark weather data, which was caused by storms and shakings, it has caused traffic accidents, […]

Attack on police HQ in Paktia ended with killing of 33

Attack on police HQ in Paktia ended with killing of 33

17 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said. “In the morning, a group of assailants equipped with suicide bombers and weapons launched […]

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ISIL defeated in Syria’s Raqqa

ISIL defeated in Syria’s Raqqa

17 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

At least 3,250 people were dead, more than a third of them civilians, have lost their lives ever since militants from US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces, have announced the capture of Raqqa after a five-month operation to drive out Daesh ISIS/ISIL militants. “Hundreds of SDF fighters, waving yellow […]

Conflict at Police Training Center in ‘Paktia’ ended

Conflict at Police Training Center in ‘Paktia’ ended

17 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said. According to the Afghan Ministry of the Interior, the Middle East Press reports, “This […]

Suicide attackers target Police Training Center in Paktia

Suicide attackers target Police Training Center in Paktia

17 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

BREAKING: A group of attackers with weapons and suicide vests attacked the Police Training Center of Paktia Province on Tuesday morning at 9:40 am. Najib Danesh, head of the interior ministry spokesman’s office wrote on his Facebook that “a group of terrorists equipped with suicide weapons and suicide attacks today attacked the ANP training center […]

North Korea: we can launch nuclear war at any moment

North Korea: we can launch nuclear war at any moment

17 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

The deputy spokesman for North Korea at the United Nations on Monday (16th October) warned that “the situation in North Korea has reached a point where the country is to launch a nuclear war at any time.” Kim In Ryong told the Disarmament Committee of the United Nations General Assembly that North Korea is the only country in […]

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens killed and injured

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens killed and injured

17 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

At least 32 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. The blazes also killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the northwest region of Galicia, as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned […]

Iraqi forces seize control of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters

Iraqi forces seize control of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters

17 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Iraqi government forces seized the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday (October 16) and key installations from Kurdish control. The federal government in Baghdad and sources inside the city told Al Jazeera news agency on Monday that Iraqi security forces had captured the governorate building in the center of Kirkuk city. Iraqi soldiers moved into […]

Conflict between armed Taliban and Daesh in Jawzjan province

Conflict between armed Taliban and Daesh in Jawzjan province

16 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Local officials in Jawzjan province said that conflicts between Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) and armed Taliban in Qush tapa district of the province left 26 dead and injured on both sides. Mohammad Reza Ghafouri, a spokesman for the Jawzjan governor, told Middle East Press that the conflicts between the two groups occurred in the area of Khataysay […]

Armed man kills two family members in ‘Farkhar’ district

Armed man kills two family members in ‘Farkhar’ district

16 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Security officials in Takhar province said two family members were killed by an armed man in Farkhar district. A gunman in the Kandal village of Farkhar district on Sunday afternoon, shot a 25 year old man, along with his 40 year old sister, Khalil Aseer, spokesman for Takhar police chief, told Middle East Press. The […]

Iraqi Forces begin Assault near Kurdish-Held City of ‘Kirkuk’

Iraqi Forces begin Assault near Kurdish-Held City of ‘Kirkuk’

16 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Iraqi state television said early Monday that Iraqi forces had begun an operation to seize the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its surrounding oil fields, despite weeks of urgent efforts by the United States to keep tensions between its allies from boiling over into another war in the Middle East. Baghdad wants to retake bases […]

24 Daesh and six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt’s Sinai

24 Daesh and six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt’s Sinai

16 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

Some 24 Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) fighters and 6 Egyptian soldiers were killed on Sunday October 15th in attacks on military outposts in the North Sinai Peninsula, according to security and hospital officials. Dozens of fighters used heavy machine guns and mortars to carry out a series of near-simultaneous attacks at and around the town of Sheikh […]

Somalia: Death toll surges to 276 in Mogadishu blast

Somalia: Death toll surges to 276 in Mogadishu blast

16 Oct 2017 Middle East Press Middle East Press

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 276 people, police say. Abdirahman Osman on Sunday said on Twitter that around 300 others were also wounded in the powerful explosion at a busy road junction, which flattened nearby homes and […]