Kabul, June 3 (IANS) The Afghan National Police (ANP) has arrested 17 terrorists involved in a series of bomb attacks in Kabul, the country's Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.
"Over the past few weeks, ANP has managed to arrest 17 mine planters and detect and defuse 10 rounds of roadside mines and improvised bombs prepared by terrorists for explosions in different locations of the capital," the ministry said in a statement.
Over the past years, the capital city has been hit by a series of terror attacks by the Taliban insurgents and militants of the Islamic State (IS), Xinhua news agency reported.
The ministry added that efforts are being made to arrest all elements behind bomb attacks and mine blasts in the capital.
New York, July 10 (IANS) Wall Street's major averages finished mixed on Thursday as investors pored through the newly-released weekly report on US jobless claims.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 361.19 points, or 1.39 per cent, to 25,706.09. The S&P 500 was down 17.89 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 3,152.05. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 55.25 points, or 0.53 per cent, to 10,547.75, Xinhua reported.
Nine of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors closed lower, with energy and financials down 4.04 per cent and 2.33 per cent, respectively, leading the laggards. Technology and consumer discretionary climbed 0.15 per cent and 0.11 per cent, respectively, the only two gainers.
Meanwhile, U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded mostly higher, with eight of the top 10 stocks by weight in the S&P US Listed China 50 index ending the day on an upbeat note.
On the data front, US initial jobless claims, a rough way to measure layoffs, registered 1.314 million in the week ending July 4, following a revised 1.413 million in the prior week, as the pandemic continues to weigh on the labor market, the Department of Labor reported on Thursday.
More than 3 million confirmed Covid-19 cases have been reported in the United States, with nearly 133,000 deaths, as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.