阿富汗女孩用自家的AK-47射杀了杀害她父母的两名塔利班武装分子

Jul 22, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
据BBC报道,一名年龄在14岁到16岁之间的阿富汗女孩用AK-47射杀了两名塔利班武装分子,并打伤了另外几人。

据《海湾新闻》报道,该事件于上周发生在阿富汗的古尔省。该女孩的父母在家门口被杀。

据法新社报道,当地警察局长Habiburahman Malekzada表示,女孩的父亲是一名村长,他因为支持政府而被列为击杀目标。Malekzasa补充说,武装分子把他拖出了房子。

这致使当时在房子里的女儿拿起了家里的AK-47,击毙了杀害她父母的两名武装分子。

BBC随后强调说,还有几名武装分子回来袭击女孩所在的房子,但随后被村民和亲政府民兵击退。

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.