Tag: Killed

‘Seinfeld’ Co-Creator Says Trump Worse Than Dictators Who Killed 100 Million Innocent People

The title of a New York Times piece, published Saturday, signals one of those celebrity social distancing puff pieces: “Larry David, Master of His Quarantine.” See, you remember that joke from “Seinfeld” over a quarter of a century ago, right? Larry David, who co-created that show and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” is kind of perfect for that. He’s a liberal, of course, one who used the Times interview to urge Bernie Sanders to drop out so that Joe Biden can have a clear shot at Donald Trump. But, hey, we’re all in this boat together (although hopefully socially distancing on said ... Read more

Up to 20 Malian soldiers killed in attack on military base | News

At least 20 Malian soldiers have been killed in an armed attack, local politicians and a military official said, in the latest bout of violence in the West African nation. Fighters attacked a military base in the northern town of Bamba early on Monday morning, according to a local government official, who called the assailants “terrorists”.      More: Another local official gave a similar account, explaining that the fighters arrived on motorbikes and in cars. “Investigations are still ongoing on the ground because the death toll must be higher than the 20 deaths announced,” the official told AFP news agency. ... Read more

The Coronavirus Killed the Policy Primary

Advocates and activists for the issues Democrats were most concerned about before the virus had been expecting to be out in full force this spring. Instead, they’re sitting at home like everyone else, and they don’t know when their chance will come again, this year or beyond.   “We need to understand that nobody has a crystal ball right now. There are not a lot of people who have a lot of confidence about the way things are going to shape up,” says Peter Ambler, the executive director of Giffords’s gun-safety organization. Squinting for a silver lining in the crisis, he ... Read more

Prisoners Killed In Major Disturbances At Two Prisons In Iran –

Source: Radio Farda Rebellion in Shiban prison in Ahvaz. March 31, 2020 Reports received by Radio Farda indicate during rebellions in two prisons in the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Iran, at least three inmates were killed and several others injured. The first disturbance took place in Sepidar prison on Monday, March 30, which led to the death of three prisoners. This apparently led to a riot in Shiban prison on Tuesday, which led to security forces surrounding the facility and firing tear gas at the inmates. In the past one week, disturbances have taken place in several Iranian prisons, where ... Read more

Air National Guardsman killed in Iraq attack is returned to Oklahoma

The body of an Oklahoma serviceman killed in a rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq has been returned to his home state, welcomed by a small collection of mourners whose gathering was restricted by efforts to contain the coronavirus. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt joined the family of the late Air National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Marshal D. Roberts at a transfer ceremony Wednesday at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, the Tulsa World reported. Roberts, 28, was one of two American servicemen killed on March 11 in a rocket attack at Camp Taji in Iraq. Roberts had been stationed ... Read more

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs

KABUL, Afghanistan — A lone Islamic State gunman rampaged through a Sikh house of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, killing 25 worshippers and wounding eight, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said. The gunman held many of the worshippers hostage for several hours as Afghan special forces, helped by international troops, tried to clear the building. At least one of the dead was a child. Within hours, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. As the siege ended, the Afghan special forces rescued at least 80 worshippers who had been trapped inside the Sikh house ... Read more

2 Chicago police fired for shooting at car, another cop killed teen

March 21 (UPI) — Two Chicago police officers have been fired for opening fire on a stolen car in a 2016 videotaped incident that ended with another cop killing the unarmed teen driver in a foot chase. Officers Michael Coughlin Jr. and his partner, Jose Torres, both U.S. Marine Corps veterans, were dismissed late Thursday after the Chicago Police Board found in an 8-0 decision that they violated Chicago Police Department rules for shooting at the moving car, which Paul O’ Neal, 18, drove on July 28, 2016. A third officer, Jose Diaz, fatally shot O’Neal, who was unarmed, after ... Read more

Dozens of Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban insider attack

More than 25 Afghan soldiers and policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on an outpost in the southwestern Afghan province of Zabul. Taliban fighters coordinated with police sympathizers to execute the operation. Provincial officials in Zabul said that the assault on a check post that was jointly manned by the Afghan army and police “involved policemen on the inside working with the attackers,” TOLONews reported. The Taliban celebrated its operation in Zabul in a statement that was released on Voice of Jihad, its official website. According to the Taliban, “as many as 8 infiltrator Mujahideen opened fire on enemy ... Read more

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria’s Idlib

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and another wounded in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, the defence ministry said on Thursday, the country’s first reported casualties since a ceasefire began earlier this month. The ceasefire between rebel-backer Turkey and regime-ally Russia was agreed in Idlib — the last Syrian outpost out of the control of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces — and entered into force on March 6 since when it has largely held. The defence ministry blamed the rocket attack on “some radical groups in the region,” without elaborating further, adding that the army retaliated by hitting specified targets. ... Read more

29 killed in terror attack in Mali, military says

March 20 (UPI) — Twenty-nine people were killed, including two Malian soldiers, in a terrorist attack in Mali’s Gao region, military officials said. The Armed Forces of Mali said the attack occurred Thursday in the village of Takrint, located about 100 miles north of the regional capital and 300 miles east of Timbuktu. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic extremists who have been active in northern Africa’s Sahel region in recent years are suspected. Thursday’s attack follows a string of others carried out by militants associated with al-Qaida and the Islamic State, which have staged an ... Read more