Two security guards killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

At least two security guards have been killed after two suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a lawmaker’s house in Nangarhar province, said an Afghan official.Attahullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said both suicide bombers detonated suicide vests full of explosives outside of Afghan parliamentarian Zahir Qader’s house in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, on Wednesday morning. Another guard was wounded in the attack, said Khogyani. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. Nangarhar province is one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan where both the Taliban and the militant Islamic State (IS) group affiliates operate.Hurricane Harvey back ashore, hits Louisiana Members of the Texas Border Patrol bring their boat back to the launch site near Deer Brook Mall, on FM 1960, after currents were too rough to transport an elderly woman, needing rescue from behind the mall in Humble, The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday said that Harvey will be back on land after coming ashore earlier just west of Cameron, Louisiana. The tropical storm is expected to weaken and continue to the north. Harvey is forecast to drop substantial amounts of rain on Louisiana before moving on to Arkansas, Tennessee, and parts of Missouri, which could also see flooding. The storm returned to land about eight km west of Cameron with maximum sustained winds of 72 kph. Center meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said on Tuesday that when Harvey came back to shore, “it’s the end of the beginning.”Feltgen said there’s still a lot of residents in multiple states “who are going to feel the impacts of the storm.”Western Louisiana residents braced for more wind and water as tropical storm Harvey headed their way after dumping record rainfall on Texas. National Weather Service meteorologists said officials expect Harvey to make another landfall near the two states’ border after hitting Texas and meandering back into the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters said another 13 to 25 centimeters of rain could fall in western Louisiana. Meteorologist Roger Erickson warned that some coastal rivers will not be able to drain rains effectively because Harvey’s winds have pushed in storm surge, aggravating flooding in areas already drenched by more than 51 centimeters of rain. Cameron Parish’s Office of Emergency Preparedness said that a curfew is in effect until the threat has passed. Harvey first made landfall Friday in Texas as a Category Four hurricane.

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