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7 injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

Jul 04, 2020 - 4:39 PM

'Two police officers and 5 civilians were wounded,' police officer Abdukadir Ahmed says. There is no immediate claim of responsibility.

Taliban claims bomb attack as it pushes for Afghan talks

May 18, 2020 - 4:40 PM

At least 7 intelligence personnel are killed by a car bomb in the eastern province of Ghazni, Afghanistan

CAR BOMBING. Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of a car bomb targeting the National Directorate of Security unit in Ghazni on May 18, 2020. Photo by Zakeria Hashimi/AFP

Taliban car bomb flattens hospital as Afghan violence surges ahead of vote

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The surge in violence, with civilians paying the heaviest price, comes after US President Donald Trump called off talks with the Taliban

AFGHAN VIOLENCE. An Afghan security personnel looks on as he investigates the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province on September 19, 2019. Photo by Javed Tanveer/AFP)

Taliban kill at least 10 in 'horrifying' Kabul bombing

Sep 05, 2019 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) The car bomb blast shakes Shash Darak, a heavily fortified area adjacent to the Green Zone and home to several important complexes

AFTER THE BOMBING. A wounded man receives treatment at the Wazir Akbar Khan hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul on September 5, 2019. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

At least 95 wounded in Taliban blast in Kabul

Aug 07, 2019 - 4:01 PM

The car bomb exploded near the entrance of a police station in western Kabul around 4:30 am GMT, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says

Thousands march in Bogota after deadly car bombing

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:27 AM

The protest march ends with a religious service in memory of the victims, all between the ages of 17 and 22, killed Thursday in the deadliest attack with explosives in the city since 2003

A demonstrator with a megaphone shouts slogans during a march against terrorism, in repudiation of the police academy recent car bombing that left 20 people dead, and in support of the victims and their relatives, on January 20, 2019. The Colombian government on Friday blamed leftist ELN rebels for Thursday's bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker, and dealt a body blow to the peace process. President Ivan Duque reinstated arrest warrants for 10 ELN peace negotiators who are part of the guerrilla group's delegation to the Cuba talks. Juan BARRETO / AFP

Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after ISIS chief jihad call

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The assailant blows up a vehicle at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim, one of the last towns in Iraq to be recaptured from ISIS, near the Syrian border

BBC reporter killed in eastern Afghanistan

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:00 PM

It comes after two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul in the morning and killed at least 25 people, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer for Afghanistan Shah Marai and 8 other journalists

Explosion rocks Afghan city, multiple casualties – officials

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:58 PM

'A car bomb blast happened at the entrance gate to the sports stadium in the first Police District of Lashkar Gah city,' Helmand province's police spokesman Salam Afghan says

Kabul on high alert after ambulance bomb kills nearly 100

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:31 PM

A security alert issued on Sunday warns that the Islamic State group was planning to attack supermarkets and shops in Kabul frequented by foreigners

AFTERMATH. Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a car bomb that exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior Affairs in Kabul on January 27, 2018. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Ambulance bomb kills 95, wounds 158 in Kabul

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Taliban-claimed assault is the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in a week

AFTERMATH. Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a car bomb that exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior Affairs in Kabul on January 27, 2018. Photo by Wakil Kohsar / AFP

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Jan 27, 2018 - 3:20 PM

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Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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Slain Maltese journalist's sons dismiss reward, tell PM to quit

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat rules out quitting and vows to bring those responsible for killing a reporter he has described as his 'greatest adversary' to justice, with the help of FBI investigators

JUSTICE FOR DAPHNE. People gathered outside the law court in Valletta, Malta, on October 17, during a protest demanding for justice following the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed by a car bomb close to her home in Bidnija. Photo by Matthew Mirabelli/AFP

At least 20 dead in 'huge' Mogadishu blast – police

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:26 PM

(UPDATED) Witnesses say the blast badly damaged a nearby hotel and left scenes of devastation on the busy road

CAR BOMB. A car bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, October 14.

Iranians among 52 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by ISIS

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:08 PM

UPDATED The first attack strikes close to a restaurant while shortly afterwards a car bomb targeted a security checkpoint in the same area officials say

At least 29 dead as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:46 PM

UPDATED No group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attack but it comes as the Taliban ramp up their nationwide spring offensive despite government calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

May 09, 2017 - 7:12 PM

UPDATED The latest attack hit the town of Pattani around 2 pm with two bombs going off outside the Big C a busy supermarket near the town center

At least 22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

Mar 31, 2017 - 4:34 PM

UPDATED The attack comes after a wave of violence killed 130 people across Pakistan in February unnerving citizens who had been emboldened by improving security and prompting a military crackdown

Baghdad car bomb blast kills at least 45 – officials

Feb 16, 2017 - 11:18 PM

UPDATED The Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Islamic State group ISIS reports the blast and describes it as targeting a gathering of Shiites

Car bomb in Syria coastal regime bastion kills 15 – monitor

Jan 05, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Security services cordon off the area around the stadium where the explosion took place

CAR BOMBING. Syrians civilians police gather at the site of a car bomb explosion in Syria's coastal city of Jablah, a bastion of the regime, on January 5, 2017. Photo by AFP.

Opposition 'minister' among 12 dead in Syria car bomb – rebels

Sep 22, 2016 - 9:51 PM

UPDATED The attack targets a ribbon cutting ceremony for a local police station in Inkhil in Syria s southern province of Daraa

Somalia hotel attack death toll rises to 15

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:34 PM

A vehicle rams through a checkpoint and is fired on by security forces before it exploded outside the SYL hotel An earlier mentions 5 killed and 28 injured

SOMALIA CAR BOMB. A member of Somalia's security services patrols the scene of a suicide car bomb blast on August 30, 2016 in Mogadishu. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP

5 dead in Shabaab suicide car bomb at Somalia hotel

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:41 PM

A police officer says the vehicle rammed through a checkpoint and was fired on by security forces before it exploded

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Turkey detains 'Diyarbakir car bombing' suspect – report

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Turkish authorities detain the suspect – named A C – of the car bomb attack claimed by the military wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party

epa05237967 Turkish policemen secure the area after an explosion in Diyarbakir, Turkey, 31 March 2016. A car bomb attack against a police bus in southeast Turkey left at least seven dead and 27 wounded, according to local media reported. The vehicle was hit by a strong explosion, believed to be caused by a car bomb near the bus station in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey. The explosion was so strong that many windows were blown out in neighboring houses. Since December, Diyarbakir has witnessed clashes between security forces and young supporters of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK EPA/STR

Berlin police open homicide probe after car bomb

Mar 15, 2016 - 6:50 PM

3rd UPDATE The Volkswagen Passat station wagon heads downtown when the explosion strikes close to the subway entrance to Deutsche Oper station in front of one of Berlin s 3 opera houses

8 killed in suicide bombing near Yemen presidential palace

Jan 28, 2016 - 10:58 PM

A security source says the attack appears to target the convoy of a local businessman who was entering the presidential complex

Taliban car bomber targets NATO convoy near Kabul airport

Dec 28, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says the group is behind the suicide attack on a foreign forces convoy claiming that several invading forces were killed and wounded The Taliban are known to exaggerate battlefield claims

4 killed in Somali shooting, car bombing

Dec 19, 2015 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED There is no immediate claim of responsibility but Somalia s Shebab insurgents have carried out a string of attacks in the capital

Car bomb near hospital in Syria's Homs kills 16, wounds dozens

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:13 PM

The attack comes just 3 days after hundreds of rebel fighters and civilians were evacuated from the city following a deal with the Syrian regime

CAR BOMB. Syrians gather at the site of a car bomb explosion in al-Zahra neighborhood in Homs on December 12, 2015. Phto by AFP

Toll soars to 90 after ISIS bomb guts Iraq town

Jul 19, 2015 - 8:43 AM

What we witnessed yesterday cannot be described Fire bodies wounded women and children screaming Khan is now a disaster zone says a resident

26 killed as attacks rock Egypt's Sinai

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:54 AM

The deadly assaults are claimed by the Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State ISIS group that has captured chunks of territory in Syria and Iraq

Filipinos among casualties in Libya hotel attack

Jan 27, 2015 - 8:41 PM

UPDATED At least 5 people are also wounded during the assault on the popular Tripoli hotel including two Filipina employees hurt by broken glass from a car bomb; reports also say 2 Filipinos died in the incident

An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows fire and smoke rising in front of the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli on January 27, 2015 after gunmen stormed the luxury hotel.  AFPTV/AFP

Global terrorism index: PH ranked 9 in 2013

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Terrorism in the Philippines is tied with national and separatist claims by people living in southern Philippines a deviation from the world trend showing religion as the driving ideology for terrorism

MOST INCIDENTS: A car bomb in August 2013 killed 8 civilians in Cotabato City, the city that recorded the highest number of terrorist attacks. Photo by Zainudin Malang/MinHRAC

Suicide car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish capital

Nov 19, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Provincial council spokesman Hamza Hamed says there are casualties from the attack though the number is not immediately clear

63 killed in Iraq post-election attacks

May 29, 2014 - 7:15 AM

The attacks fuel fears of a return to communal conflict that left tens of thousands dead in 2006 and 2007

Twin Nigeria car bombs kill at least 118

May 21, 2014 - 6:17 AM

Improvised explosive devices hidden in a truck and minibus are coordinated to explode one after the other for more damage when emergency workers tend to the wounded

EXPLOSION. Crowds gather at the scene of an explosion at Terminus Market in Jos, Nigeria, 20 May 2014. EPA

Iraq attacks kill 18 on anniversary of Baghdad fall

Apr 09, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The latest violence is part of a protracted surge in nationwide bloodshed that has killed more than 2 400 people so far this year

CAR BOMBS. Iraqi security forces inspect a destroyed car at the site of an explosion in Baghdad on April 9, 2014. Photo by Ali Al-Saadi/AFP

Car bomb blast in Somali capital

Mar 15, 2014 - 8:31 PM

A car bomb blast near a hotel in Somali capital injures at least one person

Somalia's Shebab in major suicide attack on presidential palace

Feb 21, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Somalia s Al Qaeda linked Shebab rebels launches a major suicide attack Friday against the presidential palace killing officials and guards before dying in a fierce gunbattle

PALACE ATTACK. A soldier stands next to the bodies of seven Al Shebab rebels in front the presidential palace on February 21, 2014 in Mogadishu. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP

Iraq speaker targeted in blast as 21 militants killed

Feb 10, 2014 - 11:36 PM

The unrest comes amid the worst protracted period of bloodshed in nearly 6 years

ATTACK AND BLAST. An attack on a parliamentary speaker and a premature car bomb explosion renewed nationwide violence in Iraq,

Deadly bombings rock Cairo on uprising anniversary eve

Jan 24, 2014 - 11:48 PM

The bombings came as street clashes between Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and backers of the military killed seven people

UNREST. Egyptian men stand next to the wreckage of a car outside the Museum of Islamic Art following a bomb explosion that struck the nearby police headquarters in the capital Cairo on January 24, 2014. Photo by Ahmed Gamel/AFP

Hollande to meet Syria, Lebanon opposition chiefs in Saudi

Dec 29, 2013 - 9:04 PM

French President Francois Hollande will meet former Lebanese premier Saad Hariri and Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarb amid heightening tensions in Lebanon after the assassination of Hariri s close aide ex minister Mohammad Chatah

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows President Bashar al-Assad giving a speech at an "iftar" meal on the last week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with political and religious figures in Damascus on August 4, 2013. Photo by AFP/SANA handout

Bomb kills 27 in Syria as US presses for peace talks

Oct 14, 2013 - 10:00 PM

A car bomb kills 27 in northwest Syria as the US pressed for peace talks in the country

CAR BOMB. This picture shows vehicles burning following an explosion in Idlib province, according to to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. AFP PHOTO /SYRIAN OBSERVATORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Car bomb death toll climbs to 22 in Hezbollah bastion

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:13 PM

A car bomb blast killed at least 18 in a Hezbollah bastion Thursday

At least 64 killed in Iraq violence

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Attacks including car bombs mainly targeting Shiite majority areas of Iraq killed at least 54 people on Monday officials said

IRAQ BOMBINGS. Iraqi citizens and security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the impoverished district of Sadr City in Baghdad on July 29, 2013, after 11 car bombs hit nine different areas of Baghdad, seven of them Shiite-majority, while another exploded in Mahmudiyah to the south of the capital. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Cafe attacks in Iraq kill 17

Jun 28, 2013 - 2:50 PM

A number attacks killed 17 people in Iraq on Thursday

Attacks kill 9 north of Baghdad

Jun 22, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Attacks north of Baghdad killed 9 on Saturday stoking fears of full blown sectarian war in Iraq

Taliban bomber kills 14 at top Afghan court

Jun 11, 2013 - 10:31 PM

UPDATED The blast is the deadliest in Kabul since May 16

SUICIDE ATTACK. Afghan personel arrive at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, which killed 14 and wounded 38 others. Photo by AFP/Daud Yardost