The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN Human Rights Office attributed the drop in civilian casualties in part to an apparent tactical change by insurgents to targeted killings, fewer suicide bombings and a stark drop in casualties attributed to international military forces.
The highest number for those two months since records started in 2009, the United Nations said as violence has surged when the insurgents cranked up operations to coincide with a final withdrawal of US-led foreign forces.
The Pakistani Army and civil engineers have cleared much of the wreckage of carriages crushed like tin cans in the collision, and welders were finalising repairs to the damaged rails as early on Monday. In a tragic accident, a high-speed passenger train knifed through carriages of another
One resident said at least 12 people were killed in the raid that took place around midnight in a densely populated area near the border with Turkey, where tens of thousands of displaced Syrians live in makeshift camps or overcrowded housing.
Israel claimed that it killed an Islamic Jihad commander in a daytime attack in Gaza City on Friday, targeting a high-rise building. The Islamic Jihad commander who was killed in the attack on the Palestine Tower was Taysir al-Jabari. It said that it was a targeted attack. It also bombed five houses, saying the targets were Islamic