Iraq: Police officers killed in attack claimed by IS
24 December 2022 | 4:49 pm
The self-declared "Islamic State" said it was responsible for the blast that killed at least nine police officers near Kirkuk. The militia is still active in parts of Iraq, despite Baghdad declaring victory over it.
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A fire and explosions at a substation in southern Iraq led to major power cuts in the country. It comes amid peak electricity demand in midsummer heat, with temperatures near 50 degrees Celsius in Baghdad.
A man was killed in Marseille after apparently being shot by a police blast ball. The incident took place during July riots that gripped France after the police killing of a teenager at a traffic stop.
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The drill took place just as the joint exercises conducted by Seoul and Washington concluded. Pyongyang's intent was to show strength and "warn enemies."
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