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Xinhua world news summary at 1130 GMT, June 13

13 Jun 2021, 22:05 GMT+10

MANILA -- The Philippine security forces killed four suspected terrorists in a before-dawn shootout on Sunday in Sulu province in the southern Philippines.

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said the shootout broke out around 2 a.m. local time when a team of soldiers and police swooped down on the suspects' hideout in Jolo town. (Philippines-Clash-Suspected Terrorists)

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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- Eight policemen have been confirmed dead in an alleged insider attack at a police checkpoint in Qalai Bast locality outside Lashkar Gah, the capital of the troubled southern Helmand province on Sunday, head of the provincial council Attaulah Afghan said.

The incident took place early Sunday when "a Taliban infiltrator disguised himself as a police" opened fire on the policemen inside the checkpoint in Qalai Bast area, killing eight on the spot, and escaped quickly, Afghan said. (Afghanistan-Attack-Taliban)

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BEIRUT -- Three people were killed and 11 others were seriously injured on Sunday in a traffic accident on the Ablah highway in the Zahle district of the Bekaa governorate in eastern Lebanon, the National News Agency reported.

The accident happened when a truck rammed into an automobile repair shop. (Lebanon-Road-Accident)

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