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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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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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