Taliban attack in east kills 4 policemen

Afghan men prepare the graves for the victims of Sunday’s suicide attack at a voter registration center, in Kabul. A Taliban attack early Tuesday has killed four local policemen and wounded seven in eastern Ghazni province. (AP)
Updated 24 April 2018

Taliban attack in east kills 4 policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed four local policemen and wounded seven in eastern Ghazni province.
Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place early on Tuesday morning when the insurgents targeted a security post belonging to the local polce force in the district of Jaghatu.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Noori said the gunbattle lasted several hours and that the Taliban used artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
It has been a particularly deadly week in Afghanistan.
A suicide bombing by the Daesh group targeted a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday, killing 57, and on Monday, Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 18 soldiers and policemen, underscoring the struggles the government faces to rein in militant assaults.


Kremlin says it hopes to resolve differences on nuclear arms control pact with Washington

Updated 21 October 2020

Kremlin says it hopes to resolve differences on nuclear arms control pact with Washington

  • Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia hoped to continue dialogue with Washington on extending the new START treaty

MOSCOW: Russia said on Wednesday it hoped to resolve its differences with the United States over a nuclear arms control treaty that expires in February next year.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia hoped to continue dialogue with Washington on extending the new START treaty. He was speaking a day after the United States welcomed a proposal by Moscow to prolong it by a year if both sides agreed to freeze their stocks of all nuclear warheads for that period.
Signed in 2010, the last US-Russia pact of its kind limits the numbers of strategic nuclear warheads, missiles and bombers each country can deploy.