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SUDAN: Government copter crash kills 32

A Sudanese helicopter carrying a government delegation crashed in a mountainous southern region Sunday, killing all 32 people on board, including a cabinet minister, a former presidential adviser, two generals and a TV crew. The chartered helicopter was flying to the volatile South Kordofan state to attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The helicopter went down "due to harsh weather conditions" near Talodi, 406 miles southwest of Khartoum, state-run news agency SUNA said.


AFGHANISTAN: Uniformed Afghan kills American

A man in an Afghan police uniform shot and killed a U.S. service member Sunday, a U.S. Defense Department official said, raising the death toll to 10 in such "insider" attacks in two weeks. On the other side, a coalition airstrike killed dozens of Taliban militants, including one of their leaders, officials said. The monthlong Ramadan fasting period that ended Sunday has been particularly violent, and the Eid al-Fitr holiday continued the trend. Insurgents killed two pairs of brothers with links to the government as well as three NATO service members in three separate attacks.


PAKISTAN: Drone strike kills 7 militants

Pakistani intelligence officials say missiles fired from unmanned American spy planes have hit two vehicles near the Afghan border, killing seven militants. Three intelligence officials said the strike Sunday came in the Mana area of North Waziristan, which they say is dominated by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a commander whose forces often target U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but they did not know whether his men were targeted. A U.S. drone strike Saturday, also in North Waziristan, killed five Gul Bahadur allies.

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