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SOUTHWEST ASIA

Syria

* At least 50 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday in three bomb blasts near the revered shrine of Hazrat Zainab outside the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said. State news agency SANA said the first blast was caused by a car bomb that detonated at a bus station near the shrine. It said two suicide bombers then detonated their explosive belts when people gathered at the scene.

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Iraq

* A source in the Iraqi police said on Saturday, that the security forces managed to dismantle an improvised explosive device (IED) in central Baghdad without causing any casualties.

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* A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday, that 11 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad. The source said in an interview, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour area north of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding nine others.”

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* A security source in Anbar Province revealed, that five members of the so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIL) were killed in an explosion of an explosive device in the Gabba area. The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “An explosive device exploded while a number of ISIS members were transferring it from one of their headquarters in Gabba, in the al-Baghdadi area (90 km west of Ramadi), killing five ISIL members.”

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* On Sunday, a security source in Anbar Province stated, that a security force killed six fighters belonging to the so-called ISIS in eastern Haditha District.

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* And rounding off a busy day, on Sunday a police source in Kirkuk Province revealed, that 32 ISIL members were killed in an aerial bombardment carried out by the international coalition aviation in the southwest of the Province.

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Turkey

* In Turkey's ongoing war against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), one government soldier and one policeman were killed on Sunday in clashes with the PKK in the district of Cizre in Sirnak province, the Turkish General Staff stated on Sunday.

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AFRICA

Somalia

* At least 50 Al-Shabaab suspects have been arrested in a joint security operation conducted by Somalia and AU peacekeeping mission forces in Jowhar, the capital of Middle Shabelle on Saturday.

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Egypt

* Egyptian medical officials today said that a homemade bomb in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula has killed two soldiers and wounded two other military men. Rafah  hospital said in a statement that the incident happened early morning, and that one of the wounded, an officer, was in critical condition.

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* Unidentified assailants set ablaze the houses of two police officers in Arish using Molotov cocktails on Sunday, state-run news agency MENA reported citing security sources. There were no casualties since both houses were empty, the sources added.

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EUROPE
Greece

* Greek police have arrested two suspected jihadists holding Swedish passports in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis near the Turkish border, the Greek national news agency AMNA reported on Sunday. The two men, a 30-year-old Bosnian and a 20-year-old Yemeni, were apprehended Thursday at the central bus station in the city when policemen discovered knives in their luggage, according to police sources.

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INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

Afghanistan

* Two landmine planters have been killed in the explosion of their own explosives in southern Kandahar province. Zia Durani, spokesperson for the police headquarters of Kandahar said the incident took place in Khojak Baba area of the provincial capital, Kandahar city, this afternoon.

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Pakistan

* The Bomb Disposal Squad in Sialkot on Sunday defused a high intensity anti-tank land mine installed at local fields near the border village of Phookaliyaan-Bajwat along the Sialkot Working Boundary.

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India

* Maoist guerrillas on Sunday set afire eight vehicles involved in construction work in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, police said. Police said the guerrillas raided an office of a construction company in Ghatkuri village in West Singhbhum, around 60 km from Jharkhan's capital of Ranchi, and set ablaze six dumpers and two excavators following the company's refusal to pay levy.

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