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Congolese soldiers raped 67 women: UN

Congolese soldiers raped 67 women: UN

GENEVA – Congolese soldiers raped 67 women in two separate incidents in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in early January, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
“Two separate investigations by MONUSCO and UNJHRO on villages in North Kivu and South Kivu have shed light on the extent of violations committed by FARDC soldiers over the New Year period,” said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner. MONUSCO is the UN mission in DR

3 soldiers killed in rocket attack

MIRANSHAH – A rocket attack by Taliban militants on Tuesday killed at least three soldiers and injured three others in North Waziristan, while a US drone strike in the same tribal agency killed five militants, security officials said. The rocket attack took place at a security forces camp in Razmak area of the agency.
“At least three soldiers were martyred and three others were wounded in a rocket attack,” a senior security official said. “This is the work of Taliban militants,”

Three US soldiers killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Three American soldiers were killed and one wounded in separate incidents in central and northern Iraq on Saturday, the deadliest day for US forces here since July.
The deaths were a stark reminder that, despite Washington having declared combat operations over in August, its 50,000-odd troops still stationed here remain at risk. Saturday’s worst incident saw two soldiers killed and one wounded “while conducting operations in northern Iraq,” a statement said, without

‘Qaeda ambush’ claims nine Yemeni soldiers

ADEN – Al Qaeda militants killed nine soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in the restive southern province of Abyan on Friday, Yemeni officials said.
“We were hit today in an Al Qaeda ambush which resulted in the killing of five soldiers and two others being wounded,” a security official who requested anonymity told AFP.
But another security official later revised the death toll to nine soldiers.
Loder health department chief Mostafa Ahmed confirmed to AFP that

Three civilians, two US soldiers killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD – Gun and bomb attacks killed three Iraqis and wounded 15 on Monday, security officials said, while the US military said two US soldiers had been killed, the first to die in Iraq this year. A suicide car bomb exploded on Monday morning outside a police intelligence office in Baquba north of the Iraqi capital, killing a man and wounding 15 other people, a security official and a doctor said.
The bombing targeted the office, located in a central market, at about 11:00 am

Rahat and Shafqat pay homage to brave soldiers

LAHORE – In order to pay tribute to brave Pakistanis, two music maestros Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan have jointly sung a song ‘Imtehan Hai Imtehan’ that has become an instant success on the Internet.
The song would be released by production company Sixth Sense Communications on FM radio networks. It is for the first time that the two leading singers have collaborated on a project together. After creating ripples in the entire Indian subcontinent with their

Afghan insurgents kill six foreign soldiers

KABUL: An insurgent attack killed six foreign soldiers in Afghanistan’s Taliban-infested south on Sunday, days before the White House publishes a review of US military strategy in the increasingly deadly war.
Despite record numbers of coalition deaths and talk that the Taliban’s reach is spreading, the US assessment is likely to endorse the current strategy amid claims of some battlefield success in the highly volatile south.
But critics say the mounting death toll is

Two NATO, 2 Afghan soldiers die in market suicide attack

KHOST: Two NATO and two Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide attack at a market close to a joint military base in the east of the country on Sunday, coalition and local officials said.
An unknown number of Afghan soldiers and troops with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were also injured in the blast that tore through the bazaar in Gardez, the provincial capital of Paktia.
“There was some sort of explosion near the operating base in Gardez

Three soldiers killed in Wana army convoy attack

PESHAWAR: At least three security personnel were killed and another two injured when Taliban attacked their convoy near Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan Agency, on Tuesday.
Reports said the convoy of armed forces was on its way to Wana when one of the vehicles hit an improvised explosive device (IED) near Azam Qela. Three people in the vehicle were killed on the spot. It was the second attack on security forces in South Waziristan Agency in three days.
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