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On November 9th, 2021, St. Gabriel Communications, 88.5 FM, Adel, IA, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for authority to construct a new noncommercial educational FM broadcast station to operate on 89.9 FM, at Spencer, IA. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/nceDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917ce2e04b017ce708493e0cfb&id=25076f917ce2e04b017ce708493e0cfb&goBack=N
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Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills 20, wounds dozens more



This news story was published on September 4, 2012.
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By Laura King and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times –

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bombing at a funeral in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed 20 civilians and injured about three dozen others, officials said, an attack apparently targeting a district governor, who survived.

The explosion took place in the Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province, where villagers had flocked to pay tribute to a village elder. But the attacker with explosives strapped to him slipped into their midst, said the provincial police chief, Abdullah Stanikzai.

Authorities believed the blast was an attempt to assassinate Hamesha Gul, the district chief, who was among the mourners. He was hospitalized in stable condition, but his son and brother were among the dead, Stanikzai said.

The Taliban and other insurgent groups this year have engaged in a deadly campaign against government officials, community leaders and public servants. The United Nations said such killings — essentially targeting anyone who is seen as aiding the central government or supporting the presence of Western troops — rose by 50 percent in the first half of this year.

Western military officials and diplomats have condemned the assassinations, but preventing them is difficult because officials at the local and district level are largely unprotected and often mingle with crowds at public gatherings. Governors, Cabinet officials and other high-ranking politicians generally travel with bodyguards in bulletproof vehicles, but some of them have been successfully targeted as well.

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