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Explosion outside chemical plant in China kills 23

Date of Occurrence: 28th November 2018 Location: Zhangjiakou, China Event: Industrial Accident Fatalities: 23 Injuries/Displaced: 22

An explosion occurred in the loading area outside a chemical plant in China, killing at least 23 people. 22 were also injured and 50 vehicles destroyed in the blast, including 38 trucks lined up to deliver chemicals and other goods to nearby factories. The cause of the accident is under investigation, but accounts suggest one of the offloading trucks exploded, causing a chain reaction effecting others nearby.

 

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NY Times

Independent 

Time

3 US service members killed by IED in Afghanistan

Date of Occurrence: 27th November 2018 Location: Ghazni, Afghanistan Event: Bombing Fatalities: 3 Injuries/Displaced: 3

3 US troops were killed when a roadside bomb detonated in Ghazni, Afghanistan. A further 4 Americans were injured, 3 soldiers and 1 private contractor. Security forces are attempting to regain control of the province, where large areas are claimed by the Taliban.

 

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Reuters

NBC

NY Times

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Somali cleric, killing 18, for including music in religious ceremonies

Date of Occurrence: 26th November 2018 Location: Galkayo, Somalia Event: Complex Attack Fatalities: 18 Injuries/Displaced: 20

A cleric and his followers were attacked by al-Shabab at a Sufi shrine, for having music during religious ceremonies. 2 suicide bombers detonated in front of the religious center before 4 gunmen stormed inside.

 

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Time

Washington Post

AP News