2 rockets hit Turkish town in Islamic State attack
people have been injured after two rockets fired by Islamic State
fighters hit two houses in the border town of Kilis, Reuters reported.
The terrorist group stages almost daily attacks on the town from Syrian
territory. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pledged on Saturday to take
necessary steps to protect Kilis, which hosts an estimated 110,000
refugees from Syria. Earlier on Friday two people were killed in a
similar rocket attack.
Death toll in Baghdad suicide attacks rises to 14
death toll from two suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital has jumped to
14, officials said, as cited by AP. On Saturday suicide attackers
detonated car bombs in two separate places. The larger bomb targeted a
security checkpoint in the northern part of the city. Another bomber
attacked an army convoy on Baghdad’s southern outskirts. Islamic State
has claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement on their
12 killed in 2 Baghdad suicide attacks
least 12 people were killed and 39 injured in the Iraqi capital on
Saturday when suicide attackers detonated car bombs in two separate
places, Reuters reported, citing police sources. The larger bomb killed
nine people, targeting a security checkpoint in the northern part of the
city. Another bomber attacked an army convoy on Baghdad’s southern
outskirts. The death toll could rise, authorities have said. There has
been no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamic State (IS,
formerly ISIS/ISIL) has been attacking security forces in the area
regularly, Reuters reported.
Death toll in Ecuador quake rises to 646
650 people died in last week’s devastating earthquake in Ecuador, the
country’s President Rafael Correa said on Saturday during his regular
weekend TV broadcast, Reuters reported. The 7.8 magnitude quake
was the worst in nearly seven decades. It has been followed by over 700
aftershocks, which are expected to continue for several more weeks.
Around 12,500 people were injured during the major tremor, and 130 are
still missing. “The country is in crisis,” the President said
on Saturday, who has previously estimated the damage at up to $3
billion. Thousands of people are living in shelters, as some 7,000
buildings were destroyed in the disaster. The government is currently
working on implementing a number of economic measures to help fund
Mossack Fonseca law firm raided by investigators in Panama
property used by Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that came into
the spotlight after troves of offshore financial data were leaked in
early April, was raided by investigators Friday, Reuters reported.
According to the local prosecutor, bags full of shredded documents have
been removed as part of "a large amount of evidence found in the location."
In its statement, Mossack Fonseca said the seized shredded papers were
bound for recycling, as all its documents had been digitized. The firm
has previously said no documents had been destroyed, claiming all of its
operations have been legal.