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Date: Jun 3, 2019

A bomb found under a serving police officer's car at a Belfast golf club is being treated as attempted murder by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Police and Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene at Shandon Park Golf Club on Saturday.

The club is located in east Belfast, near the PSNI headquarters.

The head of the Terrorism Investigation Unit, Det Supt Sean Wright, said the PSNI believed the attack was carried by "violent dissident republicans".

"It was clearly intended to kill the police officer," he said.

Read more: BBC News

Afghan officials say a sticky bomb attached into a bus has detonated in the capital, Kabul, killing five people and wounding 10.

Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the interior ministry, says Monday's attack targeted a bus carrying government employees, Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the public health ministry, stressed that these were only initial casualty reports that could still rise.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both Taliban and Islamic State militants are active in Kabul and have staged attacks there.

Read more: Fox News

The Syrian town of Azaz was rocked by a car bomb on Sunday night, killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens, said the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).   

Four children were also among those killed in the explosion, which took place near a mosque. "Many people were leaving evening prayers when the explosion happened," SOHR head Rami Abdul Rahman told the AFP news agency.

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The blast occurred after the "iftar" meal that breaks a daylong fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The attack came a few days before Muslims celebrate the end of the holy month with Eid el-Fitr, one of Islam's most important feasts.

It was not clear who was behind the attack. Azaz has been hit by similar attacks in the past. The town is held by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, who control a strip of territory along the frontier between the countries.

Read more: Deutsche Welle