Xinhua Asia-Pacific News Summary at 1000 GMT, April 20

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KABUL -- At least two assailants were killed after four attackers stormed a ministry office building in the central of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Saturday, police said.

"Initial information found that one assailant detonated his explosive jacket at one of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology's gate. Three other attackers made their way inside the compound," Kabul police chief Sayyed Mohammad Roshandel told local media. (Afghanistan-Blast)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's Department of Wildlife Conservation on Saturday said they had temporarily closed part of a national park, located in the southeast of the island country following a leopard attack which killed 1 man and severely injured another.

Local media reports quoted the Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation, M.G.C Sooriyabandara as saying that they had decided to temporarily close off the area at the Kumana National Park demarcated for leopard sightings for tourists after a leopard attacked a group of construction workers on Thursday evening. (Sri Lanka-Park-Leopard)

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MANILA -- An explosion rocked inside a police compound in Davao City in southern Philippines before noon on Saturday, local media reported.

Quoting a sketchy police report, local media said that the explosion that occurred around 11:30 a.m. at the Davao City Police Office compound was due to explosive material inside the stock room of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal. (Philippines-Attack-Police compound)

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NEW DELHI -- At least 13 people were injured after a passenger train derailed early Saturday in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

According to officials, 12 coaches of Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur Nagar in Kanpur district, about 103 km west of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. (India-Train accident) Enditem

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