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US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

US airstrike turned a home in Iraq’s Mosul into a death trap

Accounts from witnesses and survivors cast doubt on American suggestions that the Islamic State group was to blame for the deaths of more than 100 people taking refuge in a house hit by a U.S. airstrike earlier this year in Mosul, the deadliest single incident of the months-long campaign to retake the Iraqi city. U.S. […]

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Islamic state suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

Islamic state suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Iraqi capital. The bomb went off in a fruit and vegetable market that was packed […]

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Blast wounds 13 in Pakistan’s Quetta after huge suicide attack

Blast wounds 13 in Pakistan’s Quetta after huge suicide attack

Aug 11, – Home Minister Safaraz Bugti said the homemade bomb targeted police personnel escorting a judge, who was not hurt in the attack, in the frontier city. A roadside bomb hit a Pakistani security vehicle and wounded 13 people on Thursday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, days after a suicide bombing at […]

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Suicide bombers attack Yemeni army checkpoints, killing 10

Suicide bombers attack Yemeni army checkpoints, killing 10

July  18, – Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch claimed responsibility for the attacks near the capital of Hadramout province on the Gulf of Aden, the latest in a series of bombings since forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by troops from the United Arab Emirates, drove out the Islamist militants from the city […]

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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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Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria- vigilantes

Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria- vigilantes

Dec 05, – Two bombers blew themselves up at a security checkpoint outside Sabon Gari village in Biu district, 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of state capital Maiduguri, killing two civilian vigilantes and injuring four people. At least three people were killed and six others injured Friday in suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state […]

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21 die in Nigeria Shiite Muslim march suicide attack

21 die in Nigeria Shiite Muslim march suicide attack

Nov 27, – The attack happened in the village of Dakasoye, some 20 kilometres (13 miles) south of the city, during a march by followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. At least 21 people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the crowds at a Shia Muslim procession near […]

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Nov 19, – Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in Wednesday’s assault by elite police units on an apartment in northern Paris, which left at least two people dead. The Islamic State jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris attacks was killed during a major police raid, prosecutors confirmed Thursday, as French lawmakers voted to extend a state […]

November 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia

Sep 02, –”Terrorists detonated a car laden with many explosives at noon (0900 GMT) in Hamam square in Latakia, killing 10 people,” the official SANA news agency reported. Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, in the coastal bastion of President Bashar […]

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Bahrain- 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

Bahrain- 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

Jul 28, – The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in recent years targeting security forces in the Gulf nation, which continues to face low-level unrest more than four years after protesters took to the streets to demand greater political rights. Two Bahraini policemen were killed and six were injured in a […]

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