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Taliban suicide bombers attack Afghan police, 40 killed

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KABUL—At least 40 police recruits were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked an Afghan police convoy outside capital Kabul this afternoon.

Reports claimed that the blasts struck two buses which were transporting police cadets near the Afghan capital.

Paghman District Governor Haji Mohammad Musa Khan told the BBC that many more had been injured.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to media.

Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, tweeted: “We are working on details of today’s terrorist attacks on Police convoy in Kabul, we will release updates shortly.”

On June 20, 13 Nepali security officials who were heading to work at the Canadian embassy were killed in a massive blast. Eleven others were killed in a string of bombings across Afghanistan on the same day.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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