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Death toll in Afghan suicide attack soars to 68

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:13 PM

It is the deadliest attack since an ambulance packed with explosives detonated in a crowded street in the heart of Kabul in January

AFGHAN ATTACK. An Afghan victim receives treatment at a hospital following a suicide attack in Mohmand Dara district of Nangarhar Province, on September 11, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

Kabul suicide attack death toll rises to 23

Jul 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM

At least 107 others are wounded in Sunday's powerful explosion

SUICIDE BOMBING. Afghan security forces place victims on the back of a pickup truck following a suicide attack in Kabul on July 22, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

Jul 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

(UPDATED) Newspapers brand the blast – one of the deadliest in Pakistan's history – a 'massacre'

MOURNING. Relatives identify the bodies after a bomb blast at a election rally, at a hospital in Quetta on July 13, 2018. Photo by Banaras Khan / AFP

12 killed in suicide attack on Afghan security forces – officials

Jul 10, 2018 - 4:59 PM

(UPDATED) The explosion in the eastern city of Jalalabad also leaves at least 5 people wounded and sets a nearby gas station alight, provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani says

Taliban says ceasefire will not be extended, as suicide attack kills 18

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Further dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes during the ceasefire over the Muslim holiday, the Taliban says they will not be extending the truce beyond Sunday night

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At least 20 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during ceasefire

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The attack comes as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government's week-long ceasefire with the Taliban

CEASEFIRE ATTACK. Afghan volunteers carry an injured man on a stretcher to an hospital following a suicide bomber blew himself in Jalalabad on June 16, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

Suicide blast near gathering of top clerics in Kabul – officials

Jun 04, 2018 - 3:51 PM

'Our initial information shows that the suicide attack took place when guests were exiting the hall" where the meeting was taking place at around 11.30 am (0700 GMT),' police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai tells local broadcaster Tolo News

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration center kills 57

Apr 22, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Concerns about security grow in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20

Afghan residents inspect the site of a suicide bombing outside a voter registration centre in Kabul on April 22, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on April 22, killing four people and wounding at least 15 in the latest attack on the centres. The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20.   / AFP PHOTO / SHAH MARAI

6 killed in ISIS-claimed suicide attack near Afghan spy agency

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:47 PM

(UPDATED) Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish says 6 civilians in a car were killed when the attacker blew himself up

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May 24, 2017 - 4:28 PM

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Sports tighten security after Manchester attack

May 24, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Despite the Manchester attack high profile sports events will push through in Britain in the coming weeks including the FA Cup Final

TIGHTENED SECURITY. Various leagues including the UEFA, European football's governing body, say that "tight security arrangements" had long been in place. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Afghan capital attack toll jumps to 16 – health ministry

Mar 01, 2017 - 10:38 PM

UPDATED The Taliban claims both assaults with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid calling them martyrdom attacks in a Twitter message

Syria attack deals fresh blow to faltering peace talks

Feb 26, 2017 - 1:03 AM

The regime s envoy to the talks in Geneva says Syria would retaliate following the deadly assault claimed by former Al Qaeda affiliate Fateh al Sham Front

Syrian government forces man a checkpoint at the President square in Homs, the country's third city, on February 25, 2017 as security measures were tightened following a number of suicide attacks. Stringer/AFP

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The latest assault occurs in Peshawar say police after a bomber rides a motorcycle into a van carrying a judge travelling through an upmarket neighborhood

ISIS truck bomb in Iraq sows carnage among Shiite pilgrims

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:52 PM

UPDATED The huge truck bomb blast rips through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in Karbala are parked officials say

6 killed in Somalia hotel suicide attack

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED Al Qaeda affiliated Shebab rebels claim responsibility for the deadly bombing

ISIS-linked Turkish jihadist blamed for Istanbul attack

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Three Israelis and one Iranian were killed when the bomber blew himself up on Istiklal Caddesi a bustling pedestrian street and popular meeting spot in the heart of the city

AFTERMATH. Israeli military personnel with an injured victim in the Taksim explosion is stretchered aboard an aircraft for transfer to Israel at Ataturk Airport, in Istanbul, Turkey, 20 March 2016. EPA/STR

Afghan blasts kill 25, jeopardizing peace talks

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE The blasts trigger concerns over the future of Afghanistan s peace talks with the Taliban

Boko Haram kills over 50 people in 2 days of attacks

Dec 29, 2015 - 7:47 AM

This comes after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his government had technically defeated Boko Haram

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014, from a video obtained by Agence France-Presse shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Triple suicide attack kills 27 on Lake Chad island

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places a source tells AFP

22 dead in suicide attack on Nigeria Muslim procession

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Following the attack many more of our members have joined the procession Ali Kakaki tells Agence France Presse

Pakistan provincial minister among 14 killed in suicide attack

Aug 16, 2015 - 6:01 PM

2nd UPDATE Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada is killed with several others after a blast brought down the roof of the building in the village of Shadi Khan in Attock district

ISIS claims suicide attack on Iraq police that killed 47

Jun 02, 2015 - 10:43 PM

ISIS claims a suicide attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad that killed at least 47

LAMENTATION. Iraqi mourners attend the funeral of security forces members who were killed the previous day in a suicide attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad that killed at least 37 people, on June 2, 2015 in the holy Shiite city of Najaf in southern Iraq. Photo by Haidar Hamdami / AFP

Suicide attack on Iraq police base kills at least 37

Jun 01, 2015 - 10:23 PM

At least 33 people are also wounded in the attack which some police officers say was carried out with a tank

Somalia's Shebab stages suicide attack in key central town

Mar 13, 2015 - 12:19 AM

Militants confirm they carried out the attack with the objective being to disrupt a security meeting between local authorities and Ethiopian troops

Suicide attack in Somali capital ahead of Turkish president visit

Jan 22, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due in Mogadishu Friday in what will be a rare visit by a foreign leader Officials say the trip would go as planned

PREVIOUS ATTACK. Somali security officers gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, 04 January 2015. Reports say a car bomb blast followed by heavy gunfire rocked the area near the international airport in Mogadishu. It is not immediately clear if there were any casualties. The country's Islamist militant group al-Shabab has in the past claimed responsibility for similar attacks. Photo by Yusuf Warsame/EPA

Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills nine: police

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The blast follows a series of attacks in the capital which heightened concerns that Afghanistan could tip into violence as the US led military presence declines

Nigeria vows to hunt those behind 'heinous' mosque attacks

Nov 29, 2014 - 6:34 PM

UPDATED Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan urges his people to not despair following the suicide bombings at the Grand Mosque in Kano leaving at least 120 dead

Blood stains the floor of the accident and emergency ward of the Nassarawa Specilist Hospital as victims of twin suicide blasts at Kano central mosque in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano are treated on November 28, 2014. Aminu Abubakar/AFP

45 killed in suicide blast at Pakistan-India border post

Nov 02, 2014 - 11:52 PM

The blast comes after the end of the ceremony to close the Wagah border gate near the eastern city of Lahore a colorful military parade that attracts thousands of spectators every day and is popular with foreign tourists

UN staff, US academic among 21 dead in Kabul attack

Jan 19, 2014 - 1:44 AM

The Taverna has been a regular dining spot for foreign diplomats aid workers and Afghan officials and businessmen for several years

13 foreigners among 21 killed in Kabul restaurant attack

Jan 18, 2014 - 5:21 PM

The Taverna has been a regular dining spot for foreign diplomats aid workers and Afghan officials and businessmen for several years

A FAVORITE. Afghan Police shift an injured victim from the scene of a suicide bombing that targeted a restaurant which is popular among foreigners, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan 17 2014. Photo by S. Sabawoon/EPA

Death toll in Kabul restaurant attack climbs to 21

Jan 18, 2014 - 3:59 PM

UPDATED 13 foreigners are among the dead

SUICIDE ATTACK. An Afghan policeman stands guard next to the damaged entrance of a Lebanese restaurant that was attacked in Kabul, on January 18, 2014. At least 21 have died from the attack. Photo by AFP

Putin denounces 'abomination' of Volgograd attacks

Jan 01, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Vladimir Putin says the two bombings have no justification especially crimes against women and children

Suicide attack kills 38 in Pakistan

Aug 08, 2013 - 8:09 PM

The attack comes on the eve of the Muslim festival Eid al Fitr

Suicide attack kills 27 at Pakistan funeral

Jun 18, 2013 - 9:40 PM

UPDATED At least 27 killed 55 wounded in a suicide attack that took place during prayers for the owner of a local gas station

Huge suicide bombing kills 12 in Syria

Apr 08, 2013 - 6:56 PM

A powerful suicide car bomb ripped through Damascus killing at least 12 people

Suicide blast, drone attack leave more than 30 dead in Yemen

Aug 05, 2012 - 6:33 AM

Officials have opened an investigation to establish a final death toll and to identify the author of the attack

Syrian national security chief dies

Jul 20, 2012 - 5:35 PM

General Hisham Ikhtiyar the head of Syrian national security wounded in a bomb blast died of his wounds

Bulgaria shows images of suicide bomber

Jul 20, 2012 - 7:42 AM

Bulgarian authorities release images of the suspected suicide bomber behind an attack that killed 6 Israeli tourists

BOMBING SUSPECT. Hand out picture released by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry on July 19, 2012, and taken from security camera footage at the Bourgas airport on July 18, shows the suspected suicide bomber who attacked a bus filled with Israeli tourists. AFP PHOTO / BULGARIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY

Afghan wedding suicide attack kills top MP, 22 others

Jul 14, 2012 - 1:55 PM

An attacker on foot detonated his explosives at the wedding party of the daughter of an Afghan MP in Aybak

(UPDATED) 16 killed in Taliban attack on hotel near Kabul

Jun 22, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Taliban insurgents launch a suicide attack on a wedding party in Kabul