Suicide bombings

June 17, 2019 - 7:42 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber. The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night in the town of Konduga in Nigeria's Borno state. Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State...
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Afghan Security Police arrives at the site of explosions in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Afghan officials say there have been three explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
June 02, 2019 - 11:06 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Four explosions struck the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least two people and wounding 27 others, officials said. Among the injured were two Afghan journalists, according to a local non-governmental media organization. The first bomb hit a bus carrying university...
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Afghan people carry the remains of suicide attacker's vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 31, 2019. In a second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the Afghan capital, a car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded early Friday morning in an eastern neighborhood, police said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
May 31, 2019 - 10:54 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded early Friday in an eastern Kabul neighborhood, leaving four Afghan civilians dead and three wounded and lightly wounding four American forces, authorities said. It was the second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the...
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Somalis walk near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A police spokesman said the attack killed at least six people and injured more than a dozen, while Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted vehicles carrying government officials. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
May 22, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye, who was an adviser to the current president. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The...
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In this Sunday, May 12, 2019, photo, Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at the entrance to Good Shepherd convent and the St. Benedict's college in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since April’s devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
May 15, 2019 - 2:33 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month's devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels. All of the island nation's schools were set to reopen the day after the...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2018 file photo, a blocked Facebook window is seen on a smart phone screen in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's government has temporarily blocked social media and messaging apps following a flare-up of communal violence, the third time it has taken such a step since last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, an official said Monday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
May 13, 2019 - 12:10 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has imposed a nationwide curfew and temporarily blocked social media and messaging apps following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, officials said Monday. Army...
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Pakistani security personnel surround a damaged police van in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. A powerful bomb exploded near security forces guarding a famous Sufi shrine in Pakistan on Wednesday, police said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
May 08, 2019 - 4:01 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked security forces guarding a famous Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 20 others, police said. Hizbul Ahrar, an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2000 file photo, Masood Azhar, center, wearing glasses and white turban, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, May 1, 2019, that Azhar, the leader of an outlawed militant group blamed by India for a February suicide attack that killed 40 of its soldiers has been added to a United Nations sanctions blacklist by the Security Council. (AP Photo/Mian Khursheed, File)
May 02, 2019 - 10:38 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a major diplomatic win for India, the United Nations added the leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group to its sanctions blacklist Wednesday after the group claimed responsibility for a February suicide attack in disputed Kashmir that killed 40 Indian soldiers. Sanctions...
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An elderly Sri Lankan Muslim woman walks past a Buddhist shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka's capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
May 02, 2019 - 9:12 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic services are being canceled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka's capital after the government warned of more possible attacks by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out Easter suicide bombings that killed 257 people. Rev. Edmund Tillakaratne, spokesman...
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FILE- A Dec. 29, 2018 file photo of Bangladesh police's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), a security force focused on combating extremist groups, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Indian and Bangladeshi officials and security experts largely dismissed a fresh threat of violence from an Islamic State-aligned media group, insisting that routine monitoring of would-be militants would prevent a Sri Lanka-style attack from taking place elsewhere in South Asia. Al-Mursalat Media released a graphic on Tuesday of five militants who carried out a 2016 attack at a cafe in the diplomatic enclave of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, according to global terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence. Mufti Mahmud Khan, a spokesman for RAB, told The Associated Press that he didn’t place “any great emphasis” on the threat released by the IS-aligned media group. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
May 01, 2019 - 1:56 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Bangladeshi officials and security experts largely dismissed a fresh threat of violence from an Islamic State-aligned media group, insisting that safety measures and surveillance are adequate to keep militants from carrying out a Sri Lanka-style attack elsewhere in South...
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