Dec 17, 2015

Taliban attack on chartered chopper killed Moldovan pilot

A Moldovan pilot on a helicopter that crash-landed in northern Afghanistan after an attack by the Taliban last month, was shot dead in the incident, his employer said Wednesday. Alexandr Zagrebelnii, director of Valan, the charter company that operated the helicopter, said, “55-year-old Oleg ...

Pakistan blast claimed by banned Sunni group kills at least 24

Dec 14, 2015

Pakistan blast claimed by banned Sunni group kills at least 24

A blast killed 24 people and injured 70 in the northwestern Pakistani city of Parachinar on Sunday, officials said, and a banned Sunni Islamist group claimed responsibility for the attack. “This is revenge for the killing of Muslims by the Syrian president and Iran,” ...