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Bomb kills two anti-Qaeda militiamen in north Iraq
A roadside bomb killed two Sunni anti-Qaeda militiamen and two Iraqi soldiers died in separate attacks on checkpoints north of the capital on Sunday, police said.Police had also found a car-bomb workshop.
The bomb that killed the anti-Qaeda fighters went off near a checkpoint at Qadissiyah, close to Samarra, 110 kilometres (70 miles) from Baghdad, a police officer said, adding that three other militiamen were wounded.
Separately, gunmen equipped with silencers killed two soldiers in an attack on a military checkpoint in an eastern district of Mosul, police in northern Iraq's main city said.
In Baiji, also north of Baghdad, police said they discovered a workshop for manufacturing car bombs before arresting 11 suspects, including two women, and seizing a large amount of explosives.
The find comes after Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for a dozen booby-trapped vehicles that exploded simultaneously Tuesday in Shiite districts of Baghdad, killing 64 people, according to interior ministry figures.
US Brigadier General Jeffrey Buchanan said on Saturday that the anti-Shiite explosions in war-battered Iraq demonstrated that Al-Qaeda remained "determined and dangerous."
And the failures continue to mount up
Bodies of five Afghan policemen recovered, seven still missing
"Afghan authorities have recovered the bodies of five of the 16 policemen who went missing a week ago after an apparent Taliban attack on their remote base in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said on Sunday"
US worries that terrorism on upswing in Indonesia
" The discovery of a militant training camp in Indonesia, along with persistent terrorist attacks there, have increased U.S. concerns that extremists are regrouping and eyeing Western targets
The discovery of a terrorist training camp in the Aceh Province this year heightened U.S. fears that there may be other emerging threats in the country's remote regions that Indonesia has failed to ferret out.
According to Indonesian authorities, the Aceh group was plotting assassinations or an attacks similar to the one in Mumbai, India in 2008. While recent attacks in Indonesia have focused on government and law enforcement, several high profile strikes in the past eight years have targeted Western interests."
As the popcorn pops
Indonesian volcano spews more scorching ash; death toll reaches 156
"Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano continued to rumble and emit bursts of blisteringly hot gas and dust Sunday, as the death toll from recent eruptions pushed higher.
At least two large pyroclastic flows were spotted on the southern side of Mount Merapi during the afternoon Sunday, A pyroclastic flow is a fast-moving burst of extremely hot gas and rock fragments
The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency reports ash columns towering up to 6 kilometers (3.7 miles).
Data from the Indonesian Volcanology Technology Development and Assessment Agency indicated that a hot ash cloud that had hit a village near the crater was around 450-600 degrees Celsius (842-1,112 degrees Fahrenheit)."
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