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Google removes Taliban app from Play Store

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NEW YORK — Search engine giant Google has confirmed that it has removed an app made by the Taliban from its Play Store that the group had published last week.

A spokesperson for Google confirmed the app has been removed however declined to remark further on the app in question, Mashable reported.

“While we do not comment on specific apps, we can confirm that our policies are designed to provide a great experience for users and developers. That is why we remove apps from Google Play that violate those policies,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Google’s developer policy for the Play Store prohibits apps that promote hate speech, violence and illegal activities.

Initially, SITE — an organisation that tracks the online activity of terrorist organisations, reported the existence of the app on Play Store.

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One shot dead at Duhabi

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INARUWA—A person was shot dead nearby Jayababa Brick Kiln at Duhabi Municiplaity-9 in Sunsari district.

Jayababa Brick Kiln, Supervisor Fida Hussain, 50, a local, was shot dead, confirmed Sub Inspector Gyanendra Prasad Phuyal.

Eyewitness said that two people borne out in a motorbike in black clothes had shot at Hussain.

He was shot down while he was with his wife on morning walk.

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