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Boko Haram kill 30 in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram kill 30 in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Two female suicide bombers struck at a busy market in Nigeria on Friday, killing at least 30 people, the military said, in the latest bloodshed to hit the country’s restive northeast. The attack on Madagali, which was recaptured by Nigerian forces from Boko Haram jihadists in 2015, was the third time the town has been […]

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

Aug  17, – The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left nine pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for forces allied with the unity government. Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district […]

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Female suicide bomber hits Turkish city, wounds at least 13

Female suicide bomber hits Turkish city, wounds at least 13

Apr 27, – The assailant was “aged about 25” and only fragments were left of her body after the attack in the city of Bursa, said Turkey’s health minister, Mehmet Muezzinoglu. A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a historic district of Turkey’s fourth largest city on Wednesday, wounding 13 people, according to officials. […]

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Suicide bomber kills 30 south of Baghdad- police

Suicide bomber kills 30 south of Baghdad- police

Mar 25, – “They were just handing the trophy to the winners, the suicide attacker blew himself up in the crowd,” a police captain from the village, Al-Asriya, told AFP. A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd Friday after a local football game in a village south of Baghdad, killing at least 30 […]

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At least 30 dead in bombings south of Damascus- state TV, monitor

At least 30 dead in bombings south of Damascus- state TV, monitor

Feb 21, – The Syrian state broadcaster said a car bombing and two suicide attacks ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, killing 30 people and wounding dozens of others. At least 30 people were killed Sunday in a series of attacks, including a car bombing, near a Shiite shrine south of the […]

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30 dead in two Nigeria village raids- vigilantes

30 dead in two Nigeria village raids- vigilantes

Feb 14, – Gun and knife-toting assailants on bikes and in vans stormed the remote villages of Yakshari and Kachifa on Friday and Saturday, said Mustapha Karimbe, a local vigilante assisting the military in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists. At least 30 people have been killed in fresh Boko Haram raids on two villages […]

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2 suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 21 people – Iraq

2 suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 21 people – Iraq

Sep 17, – Both attacks were carried out by bombers on foot, wearing explosives-laden vests, two police officers said. One bomber struck in Baghdad’s Bab al-Sharji area, killing nine civilians and three police officers there. Forty-five people were wounded in that explosion. Two suicide attackers targeted Iraqi police checkpoints in commercial areas in central Baghdad […]

September 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Aug 10, – The wave of bombings in Kabul and provincial centers follows a change of leadership in the Afghan Taliban, after the recent revelation of the death of their founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and a dispute over the leadership of the insurgency. A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, […]

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‘Child suicide bomber’ kills 20 in Cameroon bar blast

‘Child suicide bomber’ kills 20 in Cameroon bar blast

Jul 26, – The bomber blew herself up among Saturday night revellers in the popular bar, injuring at least 79 others, state TV reported. An earlier toll put the number of dead at 14. A suspected 12-year-old girl suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in the far north […]

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Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

May 16, – “A girl aged about 12 detonated an explosive under her clothes as she approached the station’s perimeter fence,” said Danbaba Nguru, a shopkeeper who witnessed the attack in the town of Damaturu. A girl aged about 12 carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday, killing […]

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