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Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Afghanistan

Near-simultaneous Taliban suicide bombings and an hours-long shootout with Afghan security forces left at least 16 people dead and over 100 wounded in Kabul. The brazen noon-time attacks also underscored the challenges the government continues to face as it grapples with the 15-year-long insurgency and struggles to improve security for ordinary Afghans. In one of […]

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42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS

42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS

Jun 27, – The capital of Hadramawt province, Mukalla had been under the control of Al-Qaeda for one year until pro-government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition recaptured the city in April. A wave of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops killed at least 42 people Monday in the southeastern city of Mukalla, officials said, in […]

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Islamic State suicide bombings kill 32 Libyan militiamen

Islamic State suicide bombings kill 32 Libyan militiamen

May 19, – Mohammed Shamia of the Misrata militia, which is loyal to Libya’s new U.N.-brokered unity government, told The Associated Press that the attack happened on Wednesday night. A spokesman of a Libyan militia says two suicide bombings by the Islamic State group have killed 32 of the militia’s fighters. He says two suicide […]

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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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IS bombings, mortar fire and clashes kill 22 in Iraq

IS bombings, mortar fire and clashes kill 22 in Iraq

Apr 04, – The violence, which hit four different provinces, also wounded more than 70 people, the sources said. Suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group, clashes and mortar fire killed at least 22 people in Iraq on Monday, security and medical officials said. In the deadliest blast, a suicide bomber struck a street […]

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Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Aug 10, – Three explosions, two of them suicide bombings, killed at least 45 people near Baquba, the capital of Iraq’s restive eastern province of Diyala on Monday, police and medics said. The deadlier of Monday’s two attacks happened near the provincial capital, Baquba, located 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. Police said a […]

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Bombing in ethnic minority village kills 13

Bombing in ethnic minority village kills 13

Oct 17, – The bombing happened in the Shabak village of al-Mowafaqiah near the restive city of Mosul, which is 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, according to police officials. The force of the blast leveled houses in the community and wounded at least 52 people, according to the officials. Rescue workers were searching […]

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Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor

Oct 15, – The explosion at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governor Arsallah Jamal and wounded 15 people — five of them critically, said the governor’s spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh. A bomb planted inside a mosque killed the governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province as he was delivering a […]

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Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Wave of car bombs across Baghdad kills 51

Sep 30, –  The country’s Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida-linked insurgents, saying they are exploiting the political infighting and security shortcomings to stage attacks. The deadliest of the day’s bombings was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked car bomb tore through a small vegetable market and its parking lot, killing seven people and […]

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