July 13th, 2010
02:51 PM ET

Officials: Afghan villagers repel insurgents

Kabul, Afghanistan — Villagers in eastern Afghanistan repelled an insurgent attack Tuesday, an incident that left an Afghan civilian and "numerous" Taliban dead, the NATO-led command said.

The incident took place in Ghazni province, where Taliban fighters tried to attack the village of Aalai Shahea. After unsuccessful attempts to overpower the village, they were "met with effective resistance" by its residents and quickly left the scene, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. FULL POST


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July 13th, 2010
10:09 AM ET

Photo Spotlight: Sunni shrine, Data Darbar

Lahore's Data Darbar is one of the oldest Sunni Muslim shrines in Pakistan. The remains of a Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery are kept there and followers believe he had the power to create miracles. The shrine is visited by thousands of worshipers hoping to be blessed.

On July 1, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the shrine – killing at least 50 and injuring more than 200. The attack at such a revered Sufi shrine shocked and angered residents of Lahore. CNN cameraman Christopher Jackson visited the shrine after the attack. FULL POST

July 13th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

Defense Ministry: Afghan soldier fired on British troops, killing 3

Investigators are searching for an Afghan National Army soldier who shot a rocket at British soldiers in Helmand province, killing three and injuring four others early Tuesday morning, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said.

"We believe these were the actions of a lone individual who has betrayed his ISAF and Afghan comrades," a U.K. military spokesman said. "His whereabouts are currently unknown but we are making strenuous efforts to find him." FULL POST


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