Kabul attack death toll
Iran has condemned a Friday terrorist attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul that according to the UN killed nearly 35 people and injured many more. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kana’ani described the attack as a heinous crime, saying it was against religious teachings and basic human principles. He added, the bloodshed rests on the shoulders of its perpetrators and those backing terrorists. Kana’ani expressed condolences to the bereaved families. He reminded the Taliban government in Afghanistan about its responsibility to provide security for citizens. The blast ripped through an educational center in an area mainly populated by the Shia Hazara community. Many of those killed were teenagers who were getting extra tuition in preparation for university entrance exams.
Britain rail strike
British commuters are facing travel chaos as tens of thousands of railway workers go on strike in disputes over pay and job security. This is the largest one-day rail strike in decades, involving three major trade unions and more than 50,000 workers across the country. Officials say only around 11 percent of train services will operate on Saturday. In some parts, there will be no trains at all. The strike will also hamper travel to the ruling Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham, due to begin tomorrow. The industrial action is the latest in UK strikes this year. Workers across different sectors are unhappy with the rising cost of living outpacing pay rises. Dozens of protests organized by a campaign called "Enough is Enough" have already taken place too. The strikes are also backed by the opposition Labour Party’s lawmakers.
Response to Israeli threat
Palestinian resistance groups have warned the Israeli regime against any attempt to target their senior members. The groups said Tel Aviv should be awaiting a tough military response if it carries out its threat to assassinate Palestinian commanders. They said Israeli troops will face death if they attack the Jenin refugee Camp, north of the occupied West Bank. Jenin has been the focal point of an Israeli crackdown against Palestinians in recent months. The Palestinian groups also warned that Israeli troops will die both inside their armored vehicles and on the streets as a result of heavy fire by resistance groups. The warning comes after Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli military Aviv Kochavi threatened to assassinate senior Palestinian commanders.