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Xinhua world news summary at 1100 GMT, June 15

15 Jun 2021, 22:05 GMT+10

MAIMANA, Afghanistan -- Taliban attack on Shirin Tagab district of the northern Faryab province has been repulsed and the militants fled away after leaving 16 bodies behind, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said.

Taliban militants launched massive offensive early Tuesday to overrun Shirin Tagab district, but the security forces backed by fighting helicopters retaliated, forcing the militants to flee after leaving 16 bodies behind and 22 more injured, Rezai said. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Attack)

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MOGADISHU -- At least 15 soldiers were killed and dozens more injured in a suicide bombing targeting a military training camp, south of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Tuesday, police and witnesses said.

A police officer who did not want to be named told Xinhua that a suicide bomber blew himself up at General Dhagobadan military training camp. (Somalia-Suicide Bombing-Casualty)

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TOKYO -- Japan's lower house of parliament Tuesday voted down a no-confidence motion against Japanese Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga's Cabinet jointly filed by the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and three other opposition parties.

The motion was filed after the ruling coalition turned down the opposition camp's request for the end of the current parliamentary session to be pushed back by three months to allow for more debate on matters related to COVID-19 pandemic and the Tokyo Olympics. (Japan-No Confidence Motion-Suga Cabinet)

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