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Pakistani, child killed in Saudi town gunfire

Saudi authorities blocked roads in a flashpoint Shiite town Saturday, residents said a day after security officials said gunmen killed a two-year-old boy and a Pakistani man. The gunfire targeted a construction site in a neighbourhood of the Shiite town of Awamiya slated for redevelopment, the interior ministry said late Friday. Workers in Almosara district…

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One dead, at least three wounded near California polling place

CALIFORNIA: One person was killed and at least three wounded in gunfire on Tuesday near a polling station in the Southern California town of Azusa, prompting authorities to lock down the polling place, a surrounding park and adjacent schools, police said. The suspect was believed to be holed up in the vicinity, the Los Angeles…

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Panic at New York airport after reports of shots fired

NEW YORK: Unfounded reports of shots fired at New York’s main airport triggered scenes of panic, massive evacuations and huge delays late Sunday. There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or arrests, but Port Authority police evacuated at least two terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport out of precaution. Spokesman Joe Pentangelo said Port…

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Lahore: Three hurt in Jinnah Hospital firing

LAHORE: At least three people sustained injuries when two armed men opened reckless fire at Orthopedic Ward of Jinnah Hospital in Lahore around Wednesday’s midnight. According to police, the two gunmen involved in the gunfire incident have been taken in custody. Police have started interrogations with the miscreants. –SAMAA

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Explosions, gunfire as Taliban attack Afghan parliament

KABUL: Taliban militants attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday, with gunfire and explosions rocking the building, sending lawmakers running for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television. The insurgents tried to storm the complex after triggering a car bomb but were repelled and have taken position in a partially-constructed building nearby, officials said of…

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Saudi-led planes hit Yemen rebels as gunfire kills five

ADEN: Saudi-led warplanes hit rebel positions in southern Yemen Monday including the rebel-held presidential palace in Aden as gunfire killed five people in the port city, medics and residents said. The palace complex in the main southern city was President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's last refuge before he fled to neighbouring Saudi Arabia as the coalition…

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Saudi soldier killed, 10 wounded by gunfire from Yemen

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Thursday a soldier was shot dead and 10 more wounded by gunfire from across the Yemeni border, its first casualties since beginning a operation against rebels a week ago. The Border Guards at a post in the kingdom's southwestern Asir region came “under fire from a mountainous interior zone,” the interior…

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Karachi violence rages again; nine killed

KARACHI: The metropolis has once again slipped into the grip of violence, as at least nine people were killed in separate firing incidents in different areas of the megacity during the last 24 hours. Some miscreants sprayed bullets on a police mobile van near Power House Chowrangi, killing ASI Rahim Khan on the spot and…

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Explosion, gunfire heard near Kabul airport: witness

KABUL: Explosions and bursts of gunfire were heard near Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital just after dawn on Thursday and black smoke rose above the facility, which is used by civilians and the military, a Reuters witness said.    The attack on the airport comes at a time of great uncertainty for Afghanistan…

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Heavy gunfire in Libya's capital, target unclear

TRIPOLI: Heavy gunfire from anti-aircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades could be heard near the parliament in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents said. The target of the gunfire was not immediately clear. Local television station al-Nabaa said clashes had erupted in the south of the capital, without giving details. One resident said clashes were taking…

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Gunfire heard near Ukraine rebel town

SLAVYANSK: Gunfire and heavy detonations were heard Friday just outside Ukraine's rebel-held town of Slavyansk, in what the insurgents said was “a full-scale attack” by the Ukrainian military. A helicopter was earlier seen circling low, said the rebels, who had set a roadblock on fire to produce cloaking smoke. “This is a full-scale attack,” said…

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Blasts, gunfire as militants attack guesthouse in Kabul

KABUL:  Several foreigners were evacuated from a guesthouse attacked by militants in Kabul on Friday, an AFP photographer said, just over a week before the presidential election. Gunfire and explosions erupted during the assault, which officials said started with a large car bomb at the building's entrance. “It is a guesthouse, and there were also…

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Explosions and gunfire as Kabul compound is attacked

KABUL: A complex attack involving a car bomb followed by gunfire was launched on an international compound in eastern Kabul and was still under way on Friday evening, security sources said.The compound targeted was Green Village, a residence for military contractors and other international staff.There were conflicting reports on whether the walls of the compound…

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Gunfire forces brief lockdown at U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Capitol was locked down briefly on Thursday after gunshots were fired outside the building and a number of people including a law enforcement officer were hurt, a Senate aide and a Capitol police officer said.The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were in session when the gunshots were heard. The U.S. government…

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Gunfire erupts at Kenyan mall, 59 dead in Islamist attack

NAIROBI: Gunfire erupted on Sunday at an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi, where at least 59 people were killed and several more held hostage by gunmen from a Somali Islamist group that has declared allegiance to al Qaeda.The shooting, lasting about 30 seconds, came after a period of tense quiet in the standoff,…

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Karachi: Four friends shot dead in Orangi gunfire

Staff ReportKARACHI: The terrorist activities could not be stemmed in the metropolis despite large-scale targeted operation, as four friends have been gunned down in Orangi Town area of Ghaziabad, SAMAA reported Wednesday.Some unidentified motorcyclists opened gunfire at an oil shop and service station located in Ghaziabad, killing four men. All four bodies were shifted to…

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India, Pakistan exchange more gunfire across LoC

JAMMU: India and Pakistan exchanged more gunfire across the disputed border in Kashmir on Sunday, India's Border Security Force (BSF) said, as a 10-year ceasefire frays over accusations of killings of soldiers deployed on the frontline.One BSF guard was wounded after Pakistan Rangers opened fire on a post in Kanachak, some 40 km southwest of…

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Karachi: Four hurt in gunfire near Jauhar Chowrangi

Staff ReportKARACHI: At least four people were reportedly injured in gunfire incident in the city area overnight, SAMAA reported Thursday.The rescue sources said the firing incident occurred near Jauhar Chowrangi overnight when four people were purportedly wounded. –SAMAA

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Taxi-driver killed in Rangers gunfire in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: A man who was the lone earner for his family has been shot to death yesterday evening near Kamran Chowrangi in Gulistan-e-Jauhar in alleged gunfire by the Rangers personnel, SAMAA reported Wednesday.According to details, the Rangers personnel beckoned to stop the taxi-driver Mureed, who was on way along with his wife and son…

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Two police hurt in Islamabad gunfire incident

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: At least two policemen were injured in a firing incident by some unidentified miscreants in the limit of Sabzi Mandi Police Station, SAMAA reported Friday.The police party came under attack while they were on patrol in the federal capital area of Social Security Colony in the jurisdiction of Sabzi Mandi Police Station.The wounded…

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Explosions, gunfire heard around Kabul international airport

KABUL: Explosions were heard by Reuters witnesses and there were reports of gunfire near Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, early on Monday, and a police spokesman said insurgents had launched an attack.The attack on the airport – which is also home to a large NATO-led military base – began shortly before 5…

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