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Kabul, two suicide bombers were killed and a child was wounded in an explosion in the Afghanistan capital on Saturday, police said.

images (1)“Two suicide bombers riding a motorcycle died after their explosives went off prematurely near an industrial park in Bagrami locality at around 5 p.m. local time. The blast caused two bombers killed on the spot and injured one child,” a police official told Xinhua.

The target of the attack remained unknown.

The injured has been shifted to a nearby hospital while security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since April 24 when the militant group launched its so-called annual spring offensive in various places of the militancy-plagued Afghanistan which had claimed hundreds of lives including militants, security personnel and civilians.

Earlier on Saturday, three children were killed and three other children wounded when a bomb was detonated in a shop near a religious school in southern Kandahar province, the provincial government said.

More than 970 civilians were killed and nearly 1,960 others wounded in conflicts and Taliban-led insurgency in the first four months of 2015, according to official figures released by the UN mission in the country.

(IANS)

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Iran President Gearing Up For His India Visit To Discuss Trade And Policies

The visit will be used to discuss trade and policies between the two countries

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will discuss trade policies and other issues during this visit of his. http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will discuss trade policies and other issues during this visit of his. http://www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Iran president Hassan Rouhanito come on a three-day visit to India
  • The visit will be used to discuss trade and policies between the two countries
  • Business traders of both the countries will do a meeting soon too

Iran President Hassan Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Modi and Rouhani will hold a bilateral meeting here on Saturday, during the course of which both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a ministry statement.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit India soon. Photo Credit: observer.com
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit India soon. Photo Credit: observer.com

Rouhani will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.

According to Iranian news agency Irna, Rouhani will first arrive in Hyderabad on Thursday where he will meet the city’s Muslim Ulemas. He will also meet Iranian nationals, including students, residing in India.

Citing the Iran President’s deputy chief of staff for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili, Irna said following the delegation-level talks on Saturday, both sides will sign a number of agreements.

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Business leaders of both sectors are also scheduled to hold a joint meeting to review cooperation opportunities and capacities, according to Esmaeili.

This will be Rouhani’s first visit to India after he assumed office in 2013.

It comes after Modi’s visit to Tehran in 2016 during which a trilateral agreement on transit and transport was signed between India, Iran and Afghanistan.

The first phase of the port was inaugurated by President Rouhani in December last year, a little over a month after the first consignment of wheat from India to Afghanistan was sent via this facility.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has already talked to the Indian
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has already talked to the Indian
President Ram Nath Kovind. Wikimedia Commons

The port opens a new strategic transit route between Iran, India, Afghanistan and other Central Asian nations bypassing Pakistan.

India-Iran bilateral trade stood at $12.89 billion in 2016-17, according to figures provided by the External Affairs Ministry. IANS

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