GERMANY: ‘ PLANNING INCREASE IN TROOP NUMBERS IN AFGHANISTAN TO TRAIN LOCALS ‘

#AceWorldNews – GERMANY – Nov.18 – According to a NATO press release Germany plans to keep up to 850 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2015 to help train local armed forces. 

A German Defence Ministry spokesman on Tuesday confirmed a Sueddeutsche Zeitung report that the number had been revised up slightly.

The German military will continue to be responsible for the international mission in northern Afghanistan, he said.

Germany has had some 3,200 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led mission, and Berlin had been planning to reduce that to a force of 600 to 800 soldiers from January. 

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‘ WAVES OF ATTACKS CONTINUE AS SEVEN PEOPLE KILLED IN BOMB ATTACK ON CAIRO METRO ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.13 – At least seven people were hurt when a bomb went off in a Cairo metro carriage on Thursday, AFP reported, citing security officials.

'7 injured in bomb attack on Cairo metro – reports '

‘7 injured in bomb attack on Cairo metro – reports ‘

Egypt is suffering a wave of attacks, many of them claimed by Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.

Last week, a bomb on a train north of the capital killed four people, and blasts in the Cairo metro, and near a presidential palace, wounded several others.

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` Train is set on fire by explosion on the `Rawalpindi-Jaffer ' Express Killing at least Four People '

#AceWorldNews – QUETTA – April 08 – (DWN) – A blast in a train at Balochistan’s Sibi railway station on Tuesday killed at least four persons and wounded several others, DawnNews reported.

The blast set the train on fire and completely destroyed one bogie.

Emergency and rescue teams reached the site and began shifting the casualties to Civil Hospital Sibi.

The victims included women and children.

The explosion occurred in the Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar express when it reached Sibi from Quetta. .

Representatives of law enforcement agencies reported that, according to preliminary data, the explosives were delivered into the train car soon after the train arrived in Sibi. A local police officer noted that the train came 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.

Following the blast, fire emerged, and the train car, where the explosion occurred, completely burned out, while another three cars were damaged by the fire.

The circumstances of the incident, as well as the information on the number of victims, are being specified.

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” Two Dead and Seven Injured as Train Derails in the French Alps”

#AceBreakingNews says `2 dead, 7 injured as train derails in French Alpsfirefighters

cropped-header-breaking-news.jpgThere are at least two dead and seven have been injured as a train derailed in French Alps, according to AFP citing the firefighters.

The train, traveling from the coastal city of Nice, was en route to the town of Digne-les-Bains, capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, when the accident happened.

According to preliminary information, the train hit a rock on the track and one of the cars derailed, said firefighters.

Three medical teams and a helicopter were sent to the scene. A rescue operation to free those trapped in the train continues.

Photo – Le #train qui a déraillé se trouve a flanc de colline (Nice Matin)#déraillement pic.twitter.com/dK3Mbudo7V

— Arnaud Tousch (@nanotousch) February 8, 2014

Photo aérienne impressionante du #train qui a déraillépic.twitter.com/biHDRZLVZe (Nice Matin) #déraillement #pignes

— Arnaud Tousch (@nanotousch) February 8, 2014

 

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