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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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