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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Oct. 10

Xinhua
10 Oct 2021, 10:44 GMT+10

HARARE -- A 26-year-old Zimbabwean man allegedly went berserk and stabbed six people to death and left four others injured at a prayer meeting in Redcliff in the early hours of Saturday.

The police confirmed the incident which happened in the Midlands Province town, about 220 km southwest of Harare, and said investigations were ongoing. (Zimbabwe-Incident-Death)

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YAOUNDE -- At least two militants of the terror group Boko Haram and a civilian have been killed in raids in Cameroon's Far North region, according to local and security sources.

Government forces ambushed and killed two militants of the group on Saturday in Mozogo, a locality of the region, a military official who opted for anonymity told Xinhua. (Cameroon-Boko Haram)

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon's electricity grid has shut down all over the country as the two main power stations of al-Zahrani and Deir Ammar ran out of fuel, Elnashra local news website reported on Saturday.

The thermoelectric plant stopped at Zahrani power station on Saturday while the Deir Ammar plant stopped on Friday due to a fuel shortage. (Lebanon-Power-Outage)

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DOHA -- The Afghan Taliban announced on Saturday that a high-level delegation of its government met with a U.S. delegation in the Qatari capital Doha, marking the first such gathering since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan in late August and the first foreign visit by the Taliban government officials.

The two sides discussed opening a new chapter of bilateral relations, and the Taliban officials called on the U.S. side to lift the ban on the frozen assets in the Afghan Central Bank, said Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister of the newly-formed administration. (Taliban-U.S.-Meeting)

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ISLAMABAD -- Four terrorists were killed in a clash with Pakistani security forces near Awaran district of the country's southwest Balochistan province, an army statement said on Saturday.

Paramilitary troops Frontier Corps "spotted and engaged terrorists move ... During intense exchange of fire, four terrorists killed," the Pakistani military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said in the statement. (Pakistan-Terrorist)

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LA PAZ -- Six people died on Saturday, including four officials from the Bolivian Ministry of Health, after a Bolivian Air Force plane crashed in the Amazon area of Agua Dulce in the Pando department, local police said.

Colonel Luis Cuevas, deputy commander of the Bolivian Police, told reporters that the aircraft crashed and hit a tree just seven minutes after taking off from the municipality of Riberalta. (Bolivia-Plane crash)

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