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Brazilian police claim victory against criminal stronghold

Brazilian police claim victory against criminal stronghold

RIO DE JANEIRO: After days of preparation, Brazilian security forces on Sunday invaded and seized a slum where between 500 and 600 drug traffickers had been holed up and refused to surrender.
The success of the operation, launched earlier in the day, was announced by military police commander Mario Sergio Duarte. “We took control of all the points we needed to control,” he said. “Our battalions have reached them all.”
Duarte said the raid was supported by aircraft and was

Pakistan upset Malaysia to claim squash gold

GUANGZHOU: Aamir Atlas Khan avenged his singles final loss to Mohamad Azlan Iskandar as Pakistan won the men’s team title Thursday, preventing Malaysia from sweeping the Asian Games squash golds. But world number one Nicol David grabbed her fourth Asiad gold medal as she powered Malaysia to a 2-0 win over Hong Kong in the women’s team final.
It was only Pakistan’s second gold of these Games after the women’s cricket title. It was also their second squash gold since the racquet

Bank of Khyber stakes a claim in Islamic banking

LAHORE: Bank of Khyber (BoK) is planning to commence operations in Afghanistan and Dubai next year, said BoK Managing Director (MD) Bilal Mustafa on Tuesday.
Islamic banking is gaining popularity amongst consumers and it is the primary reason BoK is emphasising on Islamic banking and expanding special Islamic banking branches. He was addressing the media on the inauguration of BoK’s new branch in Lahore.
Mustafa maintained that bank is going from strength to strength rapidly

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