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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Sept. 22

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22 Sep 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

SARI PUL, Afghanistan -- Five militants were killed as fighting planes struck Taliban militants in Sozma Qala district of Afghanistan's northern Sari Pul province on Monday, provincial police said in a statement here Tuesday.

According to the statement, the Taliban militants were attacking security checkpoints in Sozma Qala district on Monday afternoon when the fighting planes targeted the insurgents, killing five on the spot, forcing the insurgents to flee. (Afghanistan-Militant-Airstrike)

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ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani soldier was killed in firing from across the Afghan border, the Pakistani military said on Tuesday.

An army statement said that the firing from the Afghan side of the bilateral border on a security forces' post in Bajaur tribal district in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province late Monday night killed one soldier. (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Border-Firing)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- A militant was killed Tuesday in an ongoing gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight broke out between the government forces and militants at Nowgar Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam district, about 34 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (India-Kashmir-Gunfight)

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MUMBAI -- The death toll rose to 20 in the residential building collapse at Bhiwandi, 38 km from Mumbai, India as the rescue operation continues for second day on Tuesday.

Almost 30 hours after the building collapsed on Monday morning, civic officials said that 20 to 25 more people are still feared trapped. (India-Building Collapse)

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