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US-based Afghan Journalist detained in southern Kandahar
Reported security incidents
#1: At least five militants were killed in two separate US drone strikes early Wednesday in a northwest tribal district where Pakistan has this week launched a major military offensive. Local security officials said six missiles hit three compounds in Dargah Mandi village in North Waziristan, around 10 kilometres (six miles) west of the main town of Miranshah in an area considered a stronghold for the Al Qaeda linked Haqqani network.
#2: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Tahira Asif was shifted to a hospital in a critical condition after she sustained bullet injuries here on Wednesday. According to reports, unidentified gunmen opened fire on her when she was on her way to Islamabad.
#3: At least nine people including two women and a policeman were killed Wednesday morning in two separate firing incidents in different areas of Pakistan, local media reported.
#4: At least 55 Taliban militants were killed following counter-terrorism operations conducted by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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