Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 9th 2014 Contents SYDNEY---Australian police
yesterday found human remains inside
a large crocodile that is believed to
have snatched a man from a boat in a
popular national park.
Police found the remains inside a 4.7-
metre (15-foot, five-inch) saltwater
crocodile that park rangers shot while
searching for a 62-year-old man who
was attacked in Kakadu National Park
on Saturday, Northern Territory Police
Sergeant Andrew Hocking said.
The crocodile was one of two that
were shot about 1.5 kilometres from
the spot where the man was attacked,
Police were told the man, whose
name has not been released, was on a
boat with his wife, son and daughter-
in-law when the crocodile snatched
It was the second deadly crocodile
attack this year in Kakadu. In January,
a 12-year-old boy was killed and his
friend mauled by a crocodile as they
swam in a water hole in the park.
Australian police find human remains in crocodile
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BAGHDAD---A double bombing at a Kur-
dish party office killed 19 people in a town
northeast of Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi offi-
Police officials said the attack took place
in the morning when a suicide bomber set
off his explosive vest at the gate of the Patri-
otic Union of Kurdistan office in Jalula, 125
kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Baghdad
in the ethnically mixed Diyala province.
Minutes later, a car bomb exploded near
the building as security forces arrived to
inspect the scene of the first blast. Police
put the death toll for both explosions at 19
killed and 65 wounded. The dead included
a senior police officer and four of his body-
guards, and several houses and cars were
damaged in the attack.
Hospital officials confirmed the casualty
figures. All officials spoke on condition of
anonymity because they were not authorised
to talk to media.
The PUK is headed by the ailing Iraqi
president Jalal Talabani, who is receiving
treatment in a hospital in Germany.
Yesterday s attack came a day after a
series of deadly bombings and clashes left
at least 73 people dead.
Iraq is currently grappling with its worst
surge in violence since the sectarian blood-
letting of 2006 and 2007, when the country
was pushed to the brink of civil war despite
the presence of tens of thousands of US
According to U.N. figures, 8,868 people
were killed in Iraq in 2013. The UN mission
said that May was the deadliest month so
far this year, with 799 Iraqis killed in vio-
lence, including 603 civilians. (AP)
19 killed in double
bombing in Iraq
KARACHI---Gunmen stormed an airport terminal
used for VIPs and cargo in Pakistan s largest city
last night, killing five people and wounding another,
The attack still was ongoing early yesterday in
Karachi, a sprawling port city on the southern coast
of Pakistan. Gunfire could be heard coming from the
terminal as authorities scrambled to secure the area.
Five bodies were brought from the airport to Jinnah
Hospital, along with one person who had been
wounded, said Dr Seemi Jamali at the hospital.
Gunmen attacked the terminal late yesterday, said
Shaukat Jamal, a spokesman for the Airport Security
Force. Pakistani television stations aired footage of
what appeared to be a major fire at the airport, with
the silhouette of a jet seen.
Jamal said the Pakistani military has been called
in and that police were fighting the attackers.
The attack happened at a terminal not generally
used for commercial flights but for special VIP flights
and for cargo.
Karachi is Pakistan s largest city and has been the
site of frequent militant attacks in the past. It is the
country s economic heart and any militant activity
targeting the airport likely would strike a heavy blow
at foreign investment in the country.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility
for the attack. Pakistan s government has been trying
to negotiate a peace deal with militants mostly based
in the northwest who have been waging war against
the government. But the talks have had little success,
raising fears that the militants will increase attacks
across the country. (AP)
Official: 5 die
in attack on
NEW DELHI---Police say 24 students are
feared drowned after they were swept away
by the surging waters of a river near a moun-
tainous tourist resort in northern India.
Police officer Dina Nath said a sudden dis-
charge of water into the Beas river yesterday
from a dam upstream caught the students by
surprise while they were clicking pictures on
its bank near Manali, 330 miles (530 kilometres)
north of New Delhi.
The 18 male and six female engineering stu-
dents had come to the tourist town in Himachal
Pradesh state from the southern Indian city of
Nath said a massive rescue operation by secu-
rity forces was hampered by nightfall and would
be resumed this morning. (AP)
Visitors watch an elephant bathing in the newly opened elephant park in the Zurich Zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, yesterday. After
three years of construction the new elephant park Kaeng Krachan opened to visitors this year. On 11,000 square metres, the new
park provides a spacious living area for the six elephants of the Zurich Zoo. AP PHOTO
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