Four people were killed and 17 others were injured in a deadly Taliban suicide bomb attack inside Bagram Airfield, the large U.S. military base in Afghanistan.
“I am deeply saddened to learn that an explosion early this morning at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan has resulted in U.S. casualties,” said Defense Secretary Ash Carter in a statement today.
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A suicide bomber has attacked a court in the northern Pakistani city of Mardan, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 50, officials say.
The attacker threw a hand grenade before running into the court area and detonating a bomb, police told the BBC.
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The tourists, traveling in two mini buses escorted by the Afghan National Army convoy, were attacked on Thursday some 160 kilometers outside the city of Herat (99 miles), en route from the neighboring provinces of Bamiyan and Ghor. Pictures from the scene showed one of the buses to be completely burned.
Bamiyan, home to Afghanistan’s first national park Band-e Amir, is an especially interesting destination for tourists because of its picturesque landscape and remains of the two of the world’s tallest statues of Buddha carved into a mountainside. The 1,500-year-old Buddha statues were destroyed in 2001.
Lovers of qawwali, a chanted lyrical singing form practised by Muslim followers of Sufism, have been shocked and saddened by the murder in Karachi of Ajmad Sabri.
Revered among Sufis for his interpretations of divine texts, his ability to transport with his voice could carry huge audiences, and sell recordings.
At least 28 people have been killed and 329 injured in a huge explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, police and officials say.
A suicide attacker detonated a vehicle and a fierce gun battle followed. Officials say the attack is now over and the area has been cleared.