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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-08-13

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

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  • [01] Tens Dead in Attack against Pakistan Shrine
  • [02] SDOE Intensive Inspections

  • [01] Tens Dead in Attack against Pakistan Shrine

    Friday, 02 July 2010 14:53

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    Three suicide bombers struck a shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, killing at least 40people and wounding more than 150. It is believed that the Taliban have carried out a suicide attack against US aid compound in Afghanistan. The toll is four dead and many injured.

    Three suicide blasts killed at least 42 people and injured some 175 people at a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan, late yesterday. Thousands were visiting the shrine, which holds the remains of a saint Syed Ali Hajwairi revered by followers of Islam's mystical tradition. Traditionally, Pakistani Muslims visit the shrine on Thursday evening or Friday morning, the day of prayer.

    One of the terrorists detonated his device at the entrance of the sanctuary and two others in the basement where the water taps where Muslims wash themselves before the prayer.

    Violence in Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, is escalating and all indicate the blast aimed to kill the largest possible number of victims.

    Tens of Pakistanis gathered outside the shrine after the blasts protesting against reduced security measures in the region, allowing terrorist actions. Policemen fired in the air to disperse the crowd.

    Taliban Attack in Kunduz

    Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked USAID compound in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan today, killing at least five people ( among them a British national, a German and a Philiino) and wounding some 24. The suicide bombers stormed into the building where there wer 52 foreign nationals and many guards.

    The Taliban have assumed responsibility for the attack.

    Source: - 105.8-NA-PA News item: 38093

    [02] SDOE Intensive Inspections

    Friday, 13 August 2010 18:50

    Taxation department officers (SDOE) unabatedly continue inspections and impose fines despite the holiday weekend. Their basic targets are prominent tax evaders with off shore companies, the islands of Mykonos and Santorini and Kolonaki.

    They are also looking for owners of boats and ones who declare a low income although they own large real estate . On its part the Finance Ministry believes inspections will bring significant revenues to state funds and belies scenarios about salary cuts in the private sector.

    Source: News item: 39413


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