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Afghan spy hurt

Kabul, Dec. 6 (Reuters): The Taliban said today they carried out a suicide bombing that wounded Afghanistan’s intelligence chief in Kabul.

Asadullah Khalid was injured when the bomber struck at a guesthouse used by the National Directorate of Security in Kabul. “Khalid was the main target. A number of spies have been killed and wounded,” said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

Paras held

Bangkok (PTI): Nepal’s former crown prince Paras Shah has been detained by the Thai police for smashing a hotel room in a downtown area here, days after being arrested and bailed on drug charges.

Architect dies

Rio de Janeiro (Reuters): Oscar Niemeyer, a towering patriarch of modern architecture, died late on Wednesday. He was 104.

 
 
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