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Death toll rises to 24 in Pakistan shrine suicide bombing

Death toll rises to 24 in Pakistan shrine suicide bombing

The death toll from a suicide bombing at a Shiite shrine in the country’s southwest increased to 24 after four victims died at a hospital overnight, police said Saturday. A suicide bomber struck the shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in Jhal Magsi district, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) east of Quetta in […]

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Suicide bombing in Pakistan’s Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

Suicide bombing in Pakistan’s Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility. Senior police officer Haider Ashraf said a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted police guarding a demolition site at Kot Lakhpat’s […]

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IS truck bomb kills 70 in Iraq as Shiite pilgrims travel

IS truck bomb kills 70 in Iraq as Shiite pilgrims travel

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 70 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, in the latest jihadist attack as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul. The huge truck bomb blast ripped through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in Karbala […]

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IS bomber hits Shiite mourners in Baghdad, kills 4 civilians

IS bomber hits Shiite mourners in Baghdad, kills 4 civilians

Oct 16, – A police officer said Sunday’s attack took place in Baghdad’s Shiite-dominated Jadriyah neighborhood on the Tigris River, where the explosive-laden bomber approached Shiites commemorating the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing has hit a gathering of Shiite mourners in Baghdad, […]

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Suicide bombing, shootouts kill 55 in Iraq

Suicide bombing, shootouts kill 55 in Iraq

Oct 15, – The escalation comes as Iraqi forces are getting ready to launch an offensive to take back Mosul, the last Iraqi city still under control of Islamic State, in northern Iraq. Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi’ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the […]

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30 killed, 94 hurt in wedding attack in Turkey

30 killed, 94 hurt in wedding attack in Turkey

Aug  21, – Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the “barbaric” attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday appeared to be a suicide bombing. Other officials said it could have been the carried out by either Kurdish militants or Islamic State group extremists. A bomb attack targeting an outdoor […]

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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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Death toll from Baghdad blast rises to 250 – Iraq’s Health Ministry

Death toll from Baghdad blast rises to 250 – Iraq’s Health Ministry

July 06, – The attack, claimed by Islamic State militants which the government is battling in the country’s north and west, was the deadliest of the many car bombings in Baghdad since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The death toll from a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad over the weekend has reached 250, Iraq’s Health Ministry […]

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At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

Jun 28, – The attackers began spraying bullets at airport guards at the terminal entrance and a shootout erupted before they blew themselves up one by one at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) Tuesday, Turkish authorities said. A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport killed at least 32 people and left […]

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Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

May 17, – Police sources said the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles and blew themselves up in a crowded mobile phone market in Sadr City, wounding more than 100 people in addition to the dead. A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in […]

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