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IS-Khorasan claims it fired rockets at Kabul airport

In a statement published on the Telegram messaging platform, the IS-K group (IS-Khorasan) said that it had fired six rockets, targeting Kabul airport. The "Islamic State" affiliate in Afghanistan also said some people were injured in the attack, Deutsche Welle writes. The global coalition of countries against the so-called "Islamic State" condemned the attack.

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New EU Parliament chief elected This WEEK

The lead candidate is the centre-right European People's Party's (EPP) Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, who has been outspoke against corruption and rule-of-law issues - but some MEPs are concerned over her anti-abortion voting record.

MEPs seek probe into EU commissioner over Bosnia

Enlargement commissioner Várhelyi "openly colluded [with Dodik] in potentially breaking up Bosnia and Herzegovina", according to dozens of MEPs who wrote to Várhelyi's boss.

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