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US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan

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KABUL — A US soldier has been killed and two others injured in an ‘apparent insider attack’ in southern Afghanistan, according to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)-led coalition’s Resolute Support mission.

The incident took place at an Afghanistan army base in Uruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan. The so-called ‘green-on-blue’ attack, in which Afghan forces fire on international troops with whom they are working, resulted in the first such killing in nearly a year, according to US officials.

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The condition of the other two injured US service members is stable and they are being treated, NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said in a statement on Saturday.

The said insider attack was supposedly carried out by a member of the Afghan security force.

NATO did not release the identity of the soldier killed or provide further details about the location of the incident.

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7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar

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NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The injured are being transported to local hospitals.

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The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.

Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.

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