Gunmen on Saturday shot dead 13 minority Hazaras after dragging them out of their vehicles in northern Afghanistan, as President Ashraf Ghani implored international donors for renewed support for his "wounded country". The victims, all male passengers, were taken from two vehicles in the usually tranquil province of Balkh in a rare fatal attack targeting ethnic minorities. "The gunmen stopped two vehicles, lined up all the male passengers and shot them dead" from close range, said Jafar Haidari, the governor of Zari district, where the incident occurred.
Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old England scoring record on Saturday when he netted his 49th international goal in a 2016 European Championship qualifier away to San Marino. The England captain converted a 13th-minute penalty to give England a 1-0 lead in Serravalle after the Cypriot referee spotted a foul in the box. Rooney's goal gave the 29-year-old Manchester United striker an identical international record to Charlton, a member of England's fabled 1966 World Cup-winning team, with his 49th goal coming in his 106th appearance.