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The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide car bombs, killing at least five officers, authorities said. Another nine police officers and nine civilians were wounded in the attack in the town of Gardez, said a spokesman for the police chief of Paktia province. Sunday’s attack came a day after an Afghan commando fired on U.S. troops, wounding seven American soldiers. 3 Colombia blast: A bomb that detonated at an upscale mall in Bogota, killing thee people, was a potent explosive, possibly made of ammonium nitrate, police said. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday criticized President Trump’s decision to freeze a detente with Cuba and his verbal attack on the Caribbean island’s leaders. Medical officials said Sunday that an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels killed 25 men who had been growing qat. Yemen has been engulfed in civil war since September 2014 when the rebels swept into the capital of Sanaa and overthrew the internationally recognized government. About 5,000 police officers were on duty for the gay pride march, which has traditionally been a focal point for attacks by ultranationalists.

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