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Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan: official

Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan: officialA suicide attack claimed by the Taliban killed three foreign soldiers on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest assault on US-led NATO troops for many months. “Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a combined, dismounted patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a statement. A US member of the patrol and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, it said, without giving the nationality of those killed.



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Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan: official

Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan: officialA suicide bomber killed three foreign soldiers in an attack on a patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, NATO’s mission in the country said. “Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a combined, dismounted patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan,” it said in a statement. A US member of the patrol and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, it said, without giving the nationality of those killed.



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Taliban kills three Nato soldiers in Afghanistan suicide attack

Taliban kills three Nato soldiers in Afghanistan suicide attackA suicide bombing claimed by the Taliban killed three Czech soldiers on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest assault on Nato troops for many months. "Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a combined, dismounted patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan," Nato's Resolute Support mission said in a statement. In Prague, the military said the dead soldiers were Czech. A US member of the patrol and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, Nato added. The attack by a lone bomber on foot happened at 6am in the city of Charikar in Parwan province 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of Kabul, said provincial governor's spokesman Wahida Shahkar. In pictures, Looking back at British troops in Sangin, Afghanistan The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility, saying they killed or wounded eight American soldiers in a "tactical explosion". The Czech army said in a statement that three of its soldiers – a staff sergeant and two corporals - were killed in the explosion. "The tragic death of our three soldiers has struck me deeply, and I wish to express my deepest condolences to their families," said Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar. The Nato force largely ended its combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014 and pulled out the bulk of its troops. A 16,000-strong residual force remains for training and counter-terrorism operations. Afghan residents walk inside a damaged mosque after a suicide attack during Friday prayers Credit: FARID ZAHIR/AFP/Getty Images Of these, the US accounts for 13,000 soldiers, about 2,000 of whom are assigned to anti-terror combat missions. Last month a US soldier was killed and two others wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan. Casualties among the Nato force have fallen dramatically since most were withdrawn from combat. But the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have recently stepped up their attacks against government and civilian targets. On Friday two suicide bombers dressed as women struck a Shiite mosque in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, while it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers. Thirty-five were killed and more than 90 wounded. The burqa-clad attackers shot at the mosque's security guards before opening fire on worshippers and then detonating their explosives.



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Bush doctor's killer commits suicide: US police

Bush doctor's killer commits suicide: US policeA Texas manhunt for a retired cop who killed the former doctor of ex-president George H.W. Bush in broad daylight ended on Friday with the suicide of the suspect. Heart surgeon Mark Hausknecht was murdered in a brazen shooting two weeks ago, in what police believe was the result of a more than 20-year grudge held by Joseph James Pappas. The 65-year-old cardiologist at Houston’s Methodist Hospital treated former president Bush in 2000.



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'She Has at Last Found Peace.' Dutch Queen Maxima Opens Up About Sister's Suicide

'She Has at Last Found Peace.' Dutch Queen Maxima Opens Up About Sister's SuicideHer sister Zorreguieta was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires on June 6



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Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 25

Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 25An Afghan government ceasefire with the Taliban was extended Saturday despite a suicide bombing killing at least 25, which marred an otherwise remarkable Eid holiday that has seen militants hugging security forces and civilians in celebration of the unprecedented truce. President Ashraf Ghani made the announcement in a rare televised address, in which he also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire, which is due to end Sunday night. “I order the security forces to remain on their defensive positions,” Ghani said, adding details of the extension would be released later.



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Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rateThe recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the second highest cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to the World Health Organization. “It is difficult to explain, but this may be due in part to the opioid epidemic and economic factors that may have a stronger impact in the US than other developed countries because we do not have as comprehensive a protective health and social safety net as most European countries,” said David Brent, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.



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Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reportingNEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.



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Anthony Bourdain's Death Moves Restaurant CEO Whose Life He Changed to Donate Earnings to Suicide Hotline

Anthony Bourdain's Death Moves Restaurant CEO Whose Life He Changed to Donate Earnings to Suicide HotlineThe family behind New York City's Xi'an Famous Foods credits Bourdain for their success.



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'He Had Everything.' Anthony Bourdain's Mother Says She Never Thought He Would Commit Suicide

'He Had Everything.' Anthony Bourdain's Mother Says She Never Thought He Would Commit Suicide"He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this"



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