Police station attacked
Taliban insurgents wearing suicide vests attacked the Kabul traffic police headquarters before dawn today, police said, and eyewitnesses heard numerous explosions and a still-raging gunbattle two hours later. Police officer Mirza Mohammad said at least one insurgent blew himself up at the entrance to the compound and a number of others wearing suicide vests entered the three-story building. Another police officer said at least three attackers entered and two were killed, possibly by detonating their vests. The officer, who could not be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said a gunbattle was taking place. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.
Courthouse is burned
A courthouse went up in flames in Alexandria during clashes between protesters and riot police Sunday, according to witnesses. The blaze destroyed part of the building, burning some files. A security official said unidentified assailants were responsible. Six senior police officers were on trial for deaths of protesters during the nation’s 2011 uprising. Judge Mohammed Hammad Abdel-Hadi resigned from the case on Sunday, and a new trial for the police officers will be held.
Explosion at mall
A bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Athens on Sunday, slightly wounding two security guards and forcing the evacuation of about 200 people. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a string of violent attacks.
Bomb kills 13 at house
A Yemen security official said an explosion in the province of Bayda killed at least 13 suspected al-Qaida militants. The official in Bayda’s capital city of Radda said the explosion went off in a house owned by a known al-Qaida operative, Ahmed Abdullah Deif-Allah Al-Zahab. It appeared to be an accident. Residents were barred Sunday from approaching the scene of the incident by militants with links to al-Qaida, the official said.
Compiled from wire reports.