Nine killed in Kabul attack were Americans-Pentagon

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Eight troops and a civilian  contractor killed in a Kabul airport shooting today were  all Americans, a Pentagon spokesman said.
“The current information we have from ISAF (International  Security Assistance Force) is that eight service members and  one civilian were killed in the attack. … All U.S.,” said  Colonel David Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman.
The troops and contractor were killed in a shooting  incident involving an Afghan Air Force pilot at Kabul’s airport  today, NATO said. It was one of the deadliest incidents  of “rogue” Afghans turning their weapons on foreign soldiers.

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Rohit smashes third ODI double ton in India’s big win

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his third one-day international double century to set up India’s comprehensive 141-run win against Sri Lanka in the second match of the series at Mohali today.

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Edghill arrested after bid to enter Parliament

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