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Coast guards

gunned down

QUETTA, Pakistan, Reuters – Two Pakistan Coast Guard officers were gunned down in the southwestern province of Balochistan on Sunday in a district that is key to a Chinese-funded transport and energy project opposed by separatist militants, police said.

No one had claimed responsibility for the attack in the port district of Gwadar by late Sunday night.

Police official Chakar Khan Baloch said the attack was in the seaside town of Jiwani near the Iranian border.

Blast kills one,

two injured

MOGADISHU, Reuters – At least one person died and two others were injured in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday when a car exploded near a camp for displaced people, police said.

“We believe it was a suicide car bomb. Its driver detonated the bomb in his car,” police officer Ibrahim Elmi told Reuters.

The blast was in Mogadishu’s Bondeere district, near a site where hundreds of people displaced by fighting elsewhere in the anarchic country are being temporarily sheltered.

Bomb-ridden

battlefield

ERBIL, Iraq, Reuters – New details from a US military investigation into Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan’s death in Iraq are illustrating the twin risks of a bomb-ridden battlefield and shifting front lines in the campaign to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State.

Finan on Thursday became the first US military casualty in Iraq’s offensive to capture the city of 1.5 million people, a highly complex operation that is expected to become the biggest battle fought in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion.

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