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Reported security incidents
#1: A suicide bomber killed nine people and wounded 17 others during an attack at the home of a Taliban commander in northwestern Pakistan Saturday, officials said. This explosion was part of a series of attacks that left at least 20 people dead Saturday, as the Muslim holy of month of Ramadan begins. This incident occurred in a village in Kurram, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said Zakir Hussain, a senior government official in the area. Five militants and four children were killed in the attack, Hussain said. The explosion occurred at the entrance of the home that was used by a Taliban commander and also as a meeting place for militants, Hussain said.
#2: In another attack, a roadside bomb blast killed four people and wounded eight others in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said Muhammad Ali Shah, a senior government official.
#4: Four civilians died and two were wounded when their mini-van hit a roadside bomb Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, an official said, dpa reported. "The incident took place ... in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province when a civilian mini-van was heading towards Jalalabad city, the provincial capital," said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the provincial governor's spokesman.
#5: Six insurgents had been killed and three others detained in military operations within the past 24 hours, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Saturday. "Afghan police, army and coalition forces launched seven joint cleanup operations in Takhar, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Farah and Helmand provinces, killing six armed Taliban insurgents and detaining three others," the ministry said in a statement.
#6: At least four people were injured when some unidentified militants fired at shops near paramilitary forces' headquarters in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Friday morning, local media reported. The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. (local time) when two unknown gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire at grocery shops at Frontier road of Peshawar, the capital city of Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
#7: According to local authorities in western Herat province of Afghanistan, at least 3 Afghan police officers were killed following an attack by Taliban militants on a security check post in this province. The officials further added the incident took place on Friday night at Guzara district and as a result at least 2 Taliban militants were also killed. District security commander for Guzara was also reportedly killed following the clashes, local officials said. Provincial security chief Abdul Hamid Hamidi said the clashes started after a vehicle of the Afghan police forces was attacked by Taliban militants in Joi Malan area.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
#3: In a different attack, armed militants killed seven paramilitary soldiers. This incident occurred in Balochistan province when six gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint.
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