Five dead, dozens wounded in attack on Afghan police base Oct 28, 2020 0 40 12345 Khost: An hours-long attack on an Afghan police special forces base involving car bombs and an intense firefight killed five policemen and wounded dozens of people, officials said Tuesday, as violence continued to surge in the war-weary country. Three suicide bombers detonated their explosives-loaded vehicles targeting the base in the city of Khost near the Pakistan border, Khost police chief Ghulam Daud Tarakhil told AFP, before other gunmen tried to storm the compound. One suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at the gates of the base early in the morning, while two others blew up their vehicles later during the gun battle between security forces and gunmen, he said. A fierce firefight that lasted for almost nine hours between the militants and security forces ended with the killing of seven other militants, Tarakhil said. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Huge anti-France rally in B’desh as Macron backlash widens Oct 28, 2020 0 1245 Child malnutrition surges in Yemen: UN Oct 28, 2020 0 362 At least seven killed in blast at Pakistan religious school Oct 28, 2020 0 369 Iran’s virus deaths exceed 33,000 with new records Tehran Iran’s official novel coronavirus fatalities crossed the 33,000 mark on Tuesday, the health ministry said, as the country set new records in both daily deaths and infection cases. Health ministry spokeswoman .. Almost 30 dead as Syria government forces clash with Islamic State Beirut: Clashes on Tuesday in the Syrian desert between Russia-backed regime forces and Islamic State group jihadists have killed almost 30 fighters, a Britain-based war monitor said. Battles have been ongoing in ..