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05 Dec 2021, 02:06 GMT+10

KABUL -- A bomb blast rocked Police District 4 of Kabul, capital of Afghansitan, on Saturday with no casualties confirmed, Interior Ministry spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti said.

The blast took place in Taimany locality of Police District 4 but caused no loss of life and property damage, the spokesman said. (Afghanistan-Blast-Casualties)

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JAKARTA -- Semeru volcano in Indonesia's East Java province erupted on Saturday, injuring several villagers as a bridge and many houses were damaged during evacuation, officials said.

"Several people are suffering wounds, as they panicked when escaping the eruption. They have been rushed to health clinics," the Lumajang District Police's Chief Eka Yekti Hananto told TVOne. (Indonesia-Volcano-Eruption)

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ADEN, Yemen -- A total of 16 people were killed as a result of an aerial bombardment against Houthi military vehicles in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz, a military official told Xinhua on Saturday.

"An airstrike was launched late on Friday night and struck a convoy of the Houthi rebel militia in the countryside district of Maqbanah in Taiz, causing a huge explosion," the local military source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Militants)

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BANJUL -- The Gambia holds presidential election on Saturday with more than 900,000 registered voters expected to cast their votes across the country.

It is the first presidential election since the defeat of the long-term ruler Yahya Jammeh in 2016 by the current leader Adama Barrow. (Gambia-Presidential Election)

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