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Friday, April 27, 2018

Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In Apparent ‘Friendly-Fire’ Strike In Afghanistan

By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Five international soldiers died in a clash with Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan and officials were investigating whether the deaths were the result of friendly fire, the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday. The coalition offered scant details of the incident, which occurred Monday night […]

June 10, 2014

Philadelphia Inquirer Owner Lewis Katz Is One Of Seven Killed In Private Jet Crash

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times BEDFORD, Mass. — Media owner Lewis Katz and six othe people died when a private jet veered into a marshy area and burst into flames during takeoff, investigators said Sunday as they began investigating the crash. The pilot had reported no trouble, but the plane apparently never […]

June 2, 2014

Dozens Killed In Central Nigeria Market Bombing

By Akanbi Thani and Kristin Palitza KANO, Nigeria — Dozens of people were killed in a twin bombing at a crowded market in the Plateau state capital Jos in central Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday. Scores of torched bodies were being evacuated from the scene of the blasts, witnesses told the German news agency dpa. “Two […]

May 20, 2014

Two Chinese Nationals Slain As Riots Continue In Vietnam

By Ralph Jennings and Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times TAIPEI, Taiwan — Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country. About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned companies have been affected by the violence, and […]

May 15, 2014

Ukraine Troops Ambushed By Pro-Russia Gunmen In Eastern Town; 14 Die

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At least 14 people were killed and scores were wounded as government forces seeking to win back this eastern Ukrainian city from pro-Russia separatists ran into an ambush Monday set up by the rebel gunmen. Operations by the Interior Ministry, army and national guard troops for […]

May 6, 2014

18 Killed In Syria Blasts Include 11 Children

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A pair of car bombs in Syria’s central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, the state media reported Friday. The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks by both sides that have caused escalating numbers of civilian casualties. The recent attacks fit a […]

May 2, 2014

At Least 13 Killed In A Suicide Attack In Afghanistan

By Subel Bhandari and Najeebullah Hazem KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 13 people, among them the two perpetrators, were killed and scores of others were injured Thursday in a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan’s relatively peaceful province of Panjsher. “A suicide attack occurred at the entrance gate of Panjsher province. 11 people were killed, including […]

May 1, 2014

‘Our Hearts Are Broken,’ Friend Says Of Chicago Doctor Shot In Afghanistan

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times For 16 years, Dr. Jerry Umanos worked as a pediatrician at a Christian health center in Chicago, then decided in 2005 to travel to Afghanistan to continue his practice and help train doctors. On Thursday, he was one of three American doctors shot to death by an Afghan police officer […]

April 24, 2014

Albuquerque Police Again Draw Criticism After Fatal Shooting

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times Less than two weeks after federal officials rebuked the Albuquerque Police Department for a rash of unjustified officer-involved shootings, an officer fatally shot a 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a vehicle before pointing a gun at police, authorities said. Mary Hawkes became the first person to be killed by Albuquerque […]

April 23, 2014

Two Journalists Shot In Afghanistan, One Fatally

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer shot two Western journalists on Friday, killing one and seriously wounding the other as they waited in a convoy of poll workers on the eve of Afghanistan’s closely watched presidential election. The Associated Press said a veteran photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, 48, was killed […]

April 4, 2014

Hillary Clinton Pleased With Killing Of Key Al-Qaida Leader

Al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and a second American, Samir Khan, were killed by a joint CIA-U.S. military air strike on their convoy in Yemen early Friday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR: “There was a momentous event today when we learned of the death of Anwar […]

September 30, 2011

NATO Kills Guantanamo Detainee Who Returned To Terrorism

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO and Afghan forces killed a former Guantanamo detainee who had become a key Al-Qaida affiliate after returning to Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. Sabar Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007 after five years of detention, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO […]

September 3, 2011

U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda No. 2 Killed In Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, U.S. officials said Saturday. The Libyan national had been the network’s operational leader before rising to Al-Qaeda’s No. 2 spot after the U.S. […]

August 27, 2011

Let Us Pause To Remember

It’s mid-August, and millions of young adults are girding for the next big adventure of their lives. Many are packing for college. Others are moving into their first home away from home, starting new jobs maybe, or setting up house with new spouses. Life is unfolding under a canopy of new beginnings. “Onward!” cry the […]

August 14, 2011