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Taliban car bomb flattens hospital as Afghan violence surges ahead of vote

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The surge in violence, with civilians paying the heaviest price, comes after US President Donald Trump called off talks with the Taliban

AFGHAN VIOLENCE. An Afghan security personnel looks on as he investigates the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province on September 19, 2019. Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP)

Pro-ISIS BIFF faction behind Isulan bomb attack – military

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:49 PM

The blast that wounded 8 people on September 7 was the group's way of gaining attention following setbacks from battles with government forces, says Western Mindanao's military commander

FOCUSED ATTACKS. The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it has driven out the Dawlah Islamiyah Torayfie Group from its strongholds in the Liguasan Marsh. File photo of soldiers in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao Province. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Twin bombing kills 24 in Syria's Idlib – monitor

Feb 19, 2019 - 7:17 AM

The first blast is caused by a bomb planted under a car in the main city of the Idlib region, while a motorcycle bomb detonated after ambulances arrived at the scene of the first explosion

BOMBINGS. The wreckage of a car and a damaged building in the background are seen in Syria's jihadist-held city of Idlib on February 18, 2019, following a double bomb attack. Photo by Muhammad Haj Kadour/AFP

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

Feb 17, 2019 - 8:46 PM

An Iranian official at the ministry calls on Pakistan to quickly take the necessary steps for the identification and arrest of the attack's perpetrators

SITE: ISIS claims twin suicide bombings of Jolo cathedral

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:32 PM

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21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:39 PM

'All Colombians reject terrorism and we're united in fighting it,' President Ivan Duque says in the aftermath

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:48 PM

In a grim message, the militants vow to carry out more attacks in the city in direct response to the recent appointment of former spymaster and anti-Taliban veteran Amrullah Saleh as interior minister

AFTERMATH. Afghan relatives and medical staff wait for victims outside a hospital's entrance gate after a car bomb exploded near a foreign compound, in Kabul on January 14, 2019. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Bomb attack foiled in Tacurong City

May 29, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Authorities dismantle an improvised bomb left just outside an elementary school in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat

FOILED. Cops and soldiers prevent a bombing in Tacurong City. Shutterstock photo

Manhunt for London bomber as threat level raised

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May announces that the threat level has been raised to 'critical,' and that troops would take over guarding key sites to free police officers for deployment elsewhere

'ACT OF TERRORISM.' Police forensics officers works alongside an underground tube train at a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on September 15, 2017, following an incident on an underground tube carriage at the station. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Syrian teen sentenced in Germany over bomb plot

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:37 PM

The suspect is brought to police attention after residents and employees at the refugee shelter where he was staying voiced concerns that he had been radicalized as did a local mosque

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Aug 29, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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11 Turkish police killed in PKK suicide bombing

Aug 26, 2016 - 2:34 PM

4th UPDATE The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party says it carried out the assault in retaliation for the continued isolation of the group s jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan and the lack of information about his welfare

Kurdish rebel group TAK claims Istanbul bombing

Jun 10, 2016 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED We again warn foreign tourists who are in Turkey and who want to come to Turkey: foreigners are not our target but Turkey is no longer a reliable country for them the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons says

DEADLY BLAST. A general view shows the wreckage of a vehicle as police officers and emergency team members inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Istanbul, Turkey on June 7, 2016. File photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

Twin bombings kill 10 civilians in central Syria – monitor

May 05, 2016 - 6:16 PM

State television reports at least 6 people are killed and 28 seriously wounded in the suicide attack and car bombing in a square in Mukharram al Fawqani in Homs province

Turkey detains 'Diyarbakir car bombing' suspect – report

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Turkish authorities detain the suspect – named A C – of the car bomb attack claimed by the military wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party

epa05237967 Turkish policemen secure the area after an explosion in Diyarbakir, Turkey, 31 March 2016. A car bomb attack against a police bus in southeast Turkey left at least seven dead and 27 wounded, according to local media reported. The vehicle was hit by a strong explosion, believed to be caused by a car bomb near the bus station in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey. The explosion was so strong that many windows were blown out in neighboring houses. Since December, Diyarbakir has witnessed clashes between security forces and young supporters of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK EPA/STR

7 police killed in bomb attack in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:44 PM

4th UPDATE The attack takes place a day before Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to make a rare visit to the city

UAE tries Sudanese for bomb plot against foreigners – report

Feb 23, 2016 - 12:39 AM

The National daily says the unnamed 29 year old defendant faces charges related to plotting to commit acts of terror in the capital

Bahrain jails 29 over bomb attack on police

Dec 30, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Bahrain s High Criminal Court also revokes the citizenship of two of those convicted terror crime prosecution chief Ahmed al Hammadi says in a statement published by the official BNA news agency

Blast in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills six

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:04 AM

Maiduguri has been a regular target for Boko Haram Islamists since the group began its insurgency 6 years ago and has been hit 4 times since last Friday

Iraq truck bomb attack kills 11

Mar 01, 2015 - 12:01 AM

The attack takes place near Sur Shnas an archaeological site on the banks of the Tigris between the cities of Samarra and Tikrit the main cities in Salaheddin province north of Baghdad

Bomb attack at Pakistan bus stop kills 6, injures 17

Oct 04, 2014 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED It is the second attack on a passenger vehicle to hit northwest Pakistan in a week

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a bomb blast that targeted a passenger van at Peshawar Chowk Kohat, Pakistan. Photo by EPA/BASIT GILANI

Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital

Apr 14, 2014 - 9:40 PM

President Goodluck Jonathan blamed the attack on Boko Haram Islamists

DOZENS DEAD. The explosions rocked the Nyanya station on the outskirts of the capital Abuja, and destroyed some 30 vehicles, mostly large passenger buses. Photo by STR/AFP

Egypt interior minister survives bomb

Sep 06, 2013 - 8:16 AM

Mohamed Ibrahim emerges unscathed to warn that Egypt faced a wave of terrorism

LEADER ARRESTED. The Egyptian military arrests the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood. File AFP photo/Mohamed El-Shahed

Roadside bomb kills two in Pakistan

Mar 31, 2013 - 2:58 PM

A roadside bomb attack near an election rally in restive northwest Pakistan killed two people and injured six

Syrian official killed in bomb attack

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:36 PM

A Syrian official working in the office of the governor of Damascus was killed by a bomb planted in his car an official television channel reported blaming the attack on terrorists

Blast on Tel Aviv bus as Gaza truce remains elusive

Nov 21, 2012 - 9:32 PM

The attack came as Hamas controlled Gaza was rocked by new Israeli air strikes and the US and the UN try to push for a ceasefire

VIOLENCE ESCALATES. Israeli police gather after a blast ripped through a bus near the defence ministry in Tel Aviv on November 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL BAR-ON