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Bombs near government offices in Afghan capital kill 50

Bombs near government offices in Afghan capital kill 50

Bombings across three Afghan cities including Kabul killed around 50 people Tuesday, in a day of carnage that shattered a relative lull in violence as Taliban insurgents escalate a deadly winter campaign. At least nine people died when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar during a visit by […]

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Mosul residents dodge bombs, air strikes to flee IS

Mosul residents dodge bombs, air strikes to flee IS

The Iraqi managed to herd around 40 members of his extended family out of the neighbourhood of Samah “by advancing quietly, hiding under stairs, sidling along walls”. When he saw Iraqi forces approaching Mosul from afar, Abu Fahad yanked the white headscarf off his father’s head, turned it into makeshift flag and decided to sneak […]

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Air raids kill at least 28 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

Air raids kill at least 28 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

July  16, – The death toll from what residents said an attack with barrel bombs steadily rose throughout the day as bombardment rocked the city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Air raids on rebel-held districts of Syria’s battleground second city of Aleppo killed at least 28 civilians including children on Saturday, a […]

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Bombs kill 8 in northeast Syria as US commander visits

Bombs kill 8 in northeast Syria as US commander visits

May 22, – Washington regards the Kurdish-led militia that controls most of the northeast as the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria and the head of US Central Command General Joseph Votel made a secret visit Saturday to confer with US military advisers working with them. Bombings suspected to have been carried out […]

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Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

May 15, – It was the second attack in days claimed by IS in the city of 200,000 people that was recaptured by government forces from the rival jihadists of Al-Qaeda with US backing. A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and a second attack killed 37 police Sunday in the Yemeni port […]

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Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Nov 16, – The Pakistani government imposed a rare curfew on Saturday in a northern city where sectarian clashes during a Shiite religious commemoration broke out the day before, while Taliban insurgents threatened to avenge the eight Sunni Muslims who authorities say were killed. Outbursts of sectarian violence occur regularly in Pakistan. Hard-liners from the […]

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 4 people

Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 4 people

Oct 09. – Police spokesman for southern Helmand province, Shamem Noorzai, says Wednesday’s attack took place in the Gareshk district. He says the bomber targeted a police patrol and blew up his car next to a police vehicle in a crowded area of the town of Gareshk. A security official says a suicide car bombing […]

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Deadliest attacks on Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq

Deadliest attacks on Sunnis kill at least 76 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The attacks followed two days of bombings targeting Shiites, including bus stops and outdoor markets, with a total of 130 people killed since Wednesday. Scenes of bodies sprawled across a street outside a mosque and mourners killed during a funeral procession were reminiscent of some of the worst days of retaliatory warfare […]

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Bombs target elite housing complex of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Bombs target elite housing complex of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

May 18, AP – The blasts happened inside Aino Mina, a housing complex on the northern outskirts of the city that was developed in part by Mahmood Karzai, the president’s younger brother. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but striking inside a powerful symbol of wealth and influence would be a publicity coup […]

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Bombs at mosques in northwest Pakistan kill 15

Bombs at mosques in northwest Pakistan kill 15

May 18, AP – The blasts at the two Sunni Muslim mosques also wounded 70 people, said tribal police officer Mohammad Jamil Khan. Both of the mosques were badly damaged, and the roof of one of them collapsed. The mosques were located in Baz Darrah village in the Malakand district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said […]

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