Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, March 30

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General William Barr told Congress on Friday to expect a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation by mid-April, "if not sooner."

"We are preparing the report for release, making redactions that are required," Barr said in a letter to top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate and House Judiciary committees. "Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own."(US-Russia Probe-Trump)

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GAZA -- Israeli army tanks stationed on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel struck on Friday night two military posts of the Islamic Hamas movement in southern and northern Gaza Strip, causing no injuries, according to local media reports.

The Gaza-based Al-Quds Radio reported that the Israeli army tanks fired a tank shell at a lookout post that belongs to Hamas militants east of central Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel.(Gaza-Israel-Strike)

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QALAT, Afghanistan -- Insider attack in a police checkpoint in Shahr-e-Safa district of Afghanistan's southern Zabul province left nine police personnel dead on Saturday, an official said on condition of anonymity.

A member of provincial council Ata Jan Haqbayan confirmed the deadly attack, saying the attack happened in the early hours of Saturday and attackers fled the area after killing nine police.(Afghanistan-Attack)

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MOSCOW -- Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers have carried out a routine patrol flight over the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian and North seas, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday night.

According to the statement, the bombers were escorted by MiG-31 fighter jets, and spent over 13 hours airborne. The aircraft performed aerial refueling.(Russia-Patrol Flight) Enditem

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