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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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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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