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Sharif, army chief discuss alleged Indian funding

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif on Tuesday discussed India's alleged involvement in funding terrorism in the country, a report said.

The two discussed disclosures made in a BBC documentary alleging that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) got Indian funding to carry out subversive activities, the Dawn said.

The accusations come at a time when the MQM, a dominant force in Karachi, faces an investigation into charges of money laundering.

Suicide bombing rocks Kabul

Kabul: A suicide car bomber exploded himself near the diplomatic quarter in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, causing casualties, Xinhua said.

The attack occurred in front of Qazi Plaza, a shopping centre, along the Hamid Karzai International Airport road.

"The explosion has caused casualties," a source told Xinhua.

The Afghan Supreme Court and the US embassy are located near the site of the explosion. "The obvious target of the attack was a foreign convoy moving along the airport road," a witness said.

Five killed, 51 injured in Afghan suicide attack

Kabul: At least five people were killed and 51 injured in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Tuesday, an official here said.

The attack took place near a police station in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Afghan province, when a car bomb was detonated, Xinhua news agency reported.

The victims comprised three attackers and two civilians.

President greets Somalia on National Day

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the government and people of Somalia on the eve of its National Day.

In his message to Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Mukherjee said: "It gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of the Republic of Somalia on the occasion of your National Day."

154 illegal immigrants rescued from Sudan-Libya border

Khartoum : Sudanese authorities have rescued 154 illegal immigrants from the Sudan-Libya border, a media report said on Tuesday.

The immigrants were onboard a truck whose driver was planning to smuggle them to a European country across Libya, and the truck broke down near the border area with Libya, Brigadier Mohamed Ibrahim, director of Sudan's human trafficking control unit, said.

They were rescued by the authorities on Monday.

"The vehicle was found with the immigrants onboard, some of them were in critical health condition," Ibrahim said.

UN chief deplores airstrikes on UN compound in Yemen

United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon on Monday deplored coalition airstrikes on a UN compound in Aden, Yemen, urging a full investigation into the incident.

The airstrike that happened on Sunday seriously damaged a UN Development Programme office and injured a guard, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said, Xinhua reported.

"The inviolability of UN premises and the important work of all United Nations staff must be respected at all times," Haq said.

Top IS leader killed in coalition airstrikes in Iraq

Baghdad: A prominent Islamic State leader was killed in airstrikes launched by the US-led international coalition west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

General Najim al-Jabouri, commander of security operations in the Nineveh province, said on Monday that coalition aircraft targeted the car belonging to Abdullah Mohamed al-Huran, the military commander of Mosul's eastern front.

Woman sentenced to death for UAE murder

Dubai : A woman who killed an American teacher in December last year was on Monday sentenced to death by the Federal Supreme Court of Abu Dhabi.

Alaa Bader Abdullah Al Hashemi, 29, was held guilty of stabbing to death Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a shopping mall toilet on Al Reem Island and "creating a handmade bomb" that she placed in front of an Egyptian-American doctor's home, the Khaleej Times reported.

She was also held guilty of sending money to Al Qaeda in Yemen, knowing the funds would be used in terrorist acts.

Air India enforces stricter baggage rules in UAE

Dubai: Passengers travelling by Air India and Air India Express from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would face stricter rules on hand baggage from July 1.

"The free allowance for hand luggage would be restricted to eight kg on Air India and seven kg on Air India Express, inclusive of duty free items," Khaleej Times reported on Sunday.

"If the baggage weighs more than the free allowance, a fee of 60 Dirhams ($16) per excess kilo would be charged at the gate," said Prem Sagar, manager of Air India and Air India Express in Dubai and Sharjah.

11 Afghan soldiers killed

Kabul: At least 11 soldiers were killed after Taliban militants ambushed a military convoy in Afghanistan's Herat province, the media reported on Monday.

The incident took place Sunday night in Masjid-e-Chobi area of Kurkh district, Tolo News reported.

The convoy was travelling from Herat city to the neighbouring Badghis province. The insurgents also seized the weapons of the dead soldier.