HELMAND: ‘ TWELVE WORKERS CLEARING MINES KILLED BY TALIBAN NEAR CAMP BASTION ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN:Dec.13- At least 12 workers clearing mines have been shot dead, another 12 wounded by Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, local police said, according to AP.

The attack happened near Camp Bastion, a former British base in Helmand province.

Police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid said Afghan forces launched a counter attack, killing four of the Islamist militants and capturing three, Reuters reported.

It comes after a series of attacks on Friday and Saturday that killed two NATO soldiers and a top Afghan court official.

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BULGARIA: ‘ Blasts at Explosives Plant Kills Fifteen People ‘

#AceWorldNews – BULGARIA (Sofia) – October 02 – Bulgaria officials have confirmed that a series of powerful blasts on Wednesday at an explosives plant killed fifteen people and injured three others.

Red Cross staff were consoling weeping relatives on the scene, a Reuters photographer said.

Red Cross staff were consoling weeping relatives on the scene, a Reuters photographer said.

The government has announced a day of national mourning for the victims of the accident.

It happened near the village of Gorni Lom, some 120km north of the capital, Sofia.

Red Cross staff were consoling weeping relatives on the scene, a Reuters photographer said.

Red Cross staff were consoling weeping relatives on the scene, a Reuters photographer said.

Red Cross staff were consoling weeping relatives on the scene, a Reuters photographer said.

Workers had been dismantling old military mines at the factory, which employed 150 people, but the exact cause of the blasts was unclear.

' Workers loading boxes of Explosives '

‘ Workers loading boxes of Explosives ‘

A thorough investigation would have to wait until investigators can enter the site 24 hours after the last explosion, for safety reasons, officials said.

“The tragedy is enormous, everything is destroyed, including the bomb shelter for the staff at the plant,” Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov said after viewing pictures of the site.

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