Feb. 22 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

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Some 14 people were killed and 11 others injured as a suicide bombing rocked Afghanistan’s eastern province of Parwan on Monday, a provincial government spokesman said.

Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
“The blast took place in Seyyagard District at around midday. The killed and injured were shifted to a hospital in the district, west of provincial capital Charikar city,” spokesman Wahid Seddiqi told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Suicide Bombing)

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PREAH SIHANOUK, Cambodia — Two Chinese guided-missile frigates docked at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on Monday for a five-day goodwill visit to Cambodia.

Liuzhou and Sanya, the 21st Chinese naval escort task force, were led by Rear Admiral Yu Manjiang, commander of China’s naval unit in the region, and political commissar Senior Colonel He Qingfeng, (Cambodia-China-Warship)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir — Indian troops killed two militants on Monday to end a 48-hour stand-off at a government building in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.

The fierce gunfight ended with the killing of two militants, who engaged troops throughout the day.

“The remaining two militants at government building have been killed today and thereby gunfight has ended,” India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) spokesman Bhavesh Chaudhury told Xinhua. (India-Kashmir-Gunfight)

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SEOUL — South Korea on Monday urged Japan to stop provocations over disputed islets lying halfway between the two countries as Japan sent a senior government official to attend the controversial “Takeshima Day” event.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet has dispatched a vice ministerial-level official to the event for four straight years. This year, Sakai Yasuyuki, parliamentary vice minister of the Cabinet Office, attended the ceremony. (South Korea-Japan-Disputed Islets)

Source: Xinhua

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