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An ongoing firefight in Kashmir has killed at least five Indian Army troops, as over 40 schools in Australia were shut down on Friday, following another round of robo-call bomb threats...




 

 

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

India

Soldiers of Sikh Light Infantry during shooting practice

 A firefight which erupted Friday evening near the village of Chowkibal in the frontier district of Kupwara, close to India's Line of Control (LoC), about 125 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, continues. No reports of casualties have yet filtered out.

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MQ-9 'Reaper' Unmanned Aerial Combat Vehicle

Afghanistan

In a bit of positive news in the War on Terror, as many as 80 terrorists aligned with both the Taliban and ISIL have been killed fighting each other in the Gomal District of Afghanistan's  Paktika province. Measured against this, the drone strikes that killed perhaps 18 terrorists in the same area and time period indicate that a change in ISAF strategy may be a wise idea -- there's nothing like getting your enemies to kill each other off.....

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OCEANIA

Australia

Victoria Police, 2011

A new round of robo-call bomb threats forced the closure of more than 40 schools in Australia's Queensleand and Victoria provinces on Thursday, as the mysterious automated bomb threat scare continues its strange progress around the globe.

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AFRICA

Libya

Libyan Air Force MiG-23

 Both ISIL and the al-Qaeda-linked "Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna" have claimed to have claimed responsibility for the downing of a Libyan Air Force MiG-23 fighter-bomber which was striking ISIL targets near the city of Benghazi. The pilot reportedly ejected safely, and was rescued by Libyan Special Forces.

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Egypt

Egyptian soldier in Tahrir Square, 2011

In two separate incidents in the northern Sinai city of Sheikh Zuweid, a total of seven Egyptian Army soldiers, including an officer, were killed on Saturday. In one incident, two explosive ordnance disposal personnel were killed and one wounded, attempting to defuse an IED. In a separate incident, five soldiers were killed and an unknown number were wounded when their vehicle struck a landmine. Egyptian security forces have been waging a fierce war against die-hard supports of deposed dictator Mohammed Morsi since late-2013.

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