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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 26

26 Sep 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

BAGHDAD -- A soldier and two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in clashes in a rugged area in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, the Iraqi military said.

An army force clashed with IS militants during an operation to hunt down the extremist militants near Himreen Lake, some 80 km northeast of the provincial capital Baquba, killing a soldier and two IS militants while injuring another two soldiers, Captain Mohammed al-Timimi from the Iraqi army told Xinhua. (Iraq-Clash-Casualty)

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ADEN, Yemen -- At least two people were killed and 11 others injured when an explosion struck a civilian bus in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz on Sunday, a security official told Xinhua.

"An explosion caused by an Improvised Explosive Device targeted a civilian bus while it was passing through a main entrance leading to the besieged city of Taiz," the local security source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Explosion-Bus)

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TRIPOLI -- Violent clashes erupted on Sunday between two armed groups in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, local TV channel Libya Al-Ahrar TV reported.

Several people were killed or injured in the clashes, during which medium and heavy weaponry were used, according to the report. (Libya-Clashes-Casualties)

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KAMPALA -- Uganda's Ministry of Health on Sunday said Ebola cases in the country have risen to 34 from the 15 announced a day earlier.

The ministry tweeted 16 of the 34 cases are confirmed, while 18 are suspected cases, adding that the deadly disease has spread from Mubende, the epicenter of the outbreak, to neighboring Kyegegwa, and Kassanda districts. (Uganda-Ebola-Cases)

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