Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, June 4
SYDNEY -- A British sailor may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 on fire as it was crash diving from the sky, local press said Wednesday.
Katherine Tee was sailing from India to Thailand with her husband in March when she said she witnessed an aircraft surrounded by bright orange lights and with a tail of black smoke off the west coast of Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. (Australia-MH370)
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- Four Afghan police were killed with one cop wounded Tuesday in a bomb attack in southern province of Helmand, source said on Wednesday.
"Four Afghan Civil Order policemen were killed and one policeman wounded following an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Sangin district late Tuesday," the provincial government spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Blast)
MAIMANA, Afghanistan -- Casualties were feared as an explosion went off in Maimana city, the provincial capital of northern Afghan province of Faryab Wednesday morning, sources said.
"We still cannot provide details on causalities. There is fear of possible causalities. The explosion took place at around 9:30 a. m. local time," a provincial security source told Xinhua. ( Afghanistan-Blast)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan military said Wednesday that two soldiers were killed and three injured in Bajaur tribal region when rockets were fired from Afghan side of border. "Terrorists from across the border fired on Pakistani border posts at Manozangal and Mukha Tops in Bajaur tribal region early morning," the military sources said. (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Fire)