April 9 world news summary at 1530 GMT


BRUSSELS — A sixth suspect was arrested during police operations on Friday in Brussels as part of the investigation into Brussels attacks, the Belgian Flemish channel VRT reported on Saturday.

Man arrested for stealing road
It would be Bilal El Makhoukhi, an inhabitant of Brussels condemned in the major trial around the tiny group Sharia4Belgium in Antwerp, said the report, quoting sources from the Belgian federal prosecutor. (Paris-Suspect-Arrest)
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MOGADISHU — At least three people were killed and five others seriously injured in a car bomb explosion near a busy eatery in Shibis district in capital Mogadishu, officials said on Saturday.

The spokesman for the local government, Abdifitah Omar Halane, said the blast occurred when a car placed near the restaurant exploded. (Somalia-Car-Bombing)
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KABUL — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday for an unannounced visit.

Kerry was expected to meet with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah later in the day, sources told Xinhua anonymously. (Kerry-Afghanistan-Visit)
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ADEN — About 19 army soldiers were killed during an ambush by militants of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch in the country’s southern province of Abyan on Saturday morning.

“Masked al-Qaida attackers ambushed three trucks carrying dozens of travelers, most of who are army soldiers in the tribal area of Ahwar in southern Abyan province, killing about 19 soldiers at the scene,” a local military official said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Terror-Attack)
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. space firm SpaceX resumed its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, carrying aboard an experimental inflatable space habitat that might be crucial for future deep space explorations.

The California-based company made history by landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean, after it launched the Dragon spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (SpaceX-Rocket-Mission) Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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