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Suicide bomber targets mosque in Kabul's Green Zone

Jun 03, 2020 - 12:43 AM

The latest attack in the Afghan capital comes after 7 civilians were killed in the north of the country in a roadside bomb blast authorities blamed on the Taliban

LATEST ATTACK. In this file photo, Muslims offer prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul on May 24, 2020. File photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Who were the Indonesian husband and wife behind Jolo bombing?

Dec 27, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Rullie Rian Zeke and Ulfah Handayani Saleh were members of the Indonesian ISIS-linked terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah

DNA tests on Sulu suicide bombers confirm Abu Sayyaf’s ISIS links – military

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:06 PM

The foreign suspects killed in separate incidents in Sulu were ISIS terrorists working for the Abu Sayyaf's Sawadjaan faction, the military says

SUICIDE VESTS. These explosive vests were recovered from 3 suspected suicide bombers killed in a clash with Philippine Army troops in Indanan, Sulu, on November 5, 2019. Photo from AFP Joint Task Force Sulu

1 Filipino, 2 Egyptian ‘suicide bombers’ killed in army clash in Sulu – AFP

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Philippine Army troops intercepted the 3 suspects, believed to be from the Abu Sayyaf Group, at a checkpoint in Indanan town on Tuesday afternoon

SUICIDE VESTS. These vests with 'explosives and triggering devices' were recovered from 3 suspected suicide bombers who were killed in a clash with Philippine Army troops in Indanan, Sulu, on November 5, 2019. Photo from AFP Joint Task Force Sulu

Tunisia says suspected mastermind of June 27 bombings dead

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Tunisian interior ministry say police tracked the suspect down to the working class suburb of Intilaka where he detonated a suicide vest

Tunisian security forces tighten security measures outside a metro station near the bus stop where a man reportedly wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the early hours of July 3, 2019 in the capital Tunis, after being chased by police. The Tunisian interior ministry said a jihadist, on the run for two days, was killed on July 3 in the western Tunis neighbourhood of Cité Intilaka while security forces were chasing him to detain him. The official sources said the suspect blew himself up during the police operation. AFP

Sri Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber

May 22, 2019 - 7:34 AM

A Sri Lanka police spokesman says the government's main forensic laboratory matched Hashim's daughter's DNA with the remains of one of the bombers at the hotel

TRAGEDY. Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Man wearing explosives and yellow vest surrenders in France

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The man surrenders at a shopping center after hours of negotiations with police

PROTEST. A man holds a flare on November 17, 2018 in Paris, during a nationwide popular initiated day of protest called "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement to protest against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

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

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Dec 12, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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May 25, 2017 - 11:43 AM

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Suicide bomber kills 20 at Afghanistan's top court

Feb 07, 2017 - 10:34 PM

The assailant detonates the device in the parking lot as employees were boarding a bus to go home leaving bodies and dismembered limbs scattered around the area

Indonesian women seeking to become ISIS suicide bombers – study

Feb 01, 2017 - 10:48 PM

The increasing eagerness of Indonesian women to get involved in radicalism themselves rather than merely support their extremist husbands poses new risks says the report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict

This picture taken on December 11, 2016 shows Dian Yulia Novi, one of two former domestic workers who had allegedly volunteered to become suicide bombers in Jakarta and Bali, in Jakarta.  Indonesian women are taking on a more active role in violent extremism, with some seeking to become Islamic State (IS) group suicide bombers, a leading security think tank has warned. The growing problem was highlighted after the arrest in December of two women with links to IS allegedly planning suicide attacks in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, according to a report from the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC). / AFP PHOTO / STR

Indonesia police arrest terrorists before planned attack

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The 3 planned to conduct bombings at the Presidential Palace

GARIS POLISI. Ilustrasi polisi memasang garis di sebuah rumah untuk mensterilkan dari jangkauan publik. Foto oleh ANTARA

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Aug 09, 2016 - 11:48 AM

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Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram – UN

Apr 12, 2016 - 6:54 PM

UN children s agency UNICEF says the number of children involved in suicide attacks in Nigeria Cameroon Chad and Niger has risen sharply over the past year

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Brussels airport will not reopen before March 29 – statement

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:26 PM

The airport will remain closed as the authorities implement new security measures and repair the damage caused by the suicide bombings

epa05227683 Exterior view on the damaged departure hall at Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, Belgium, 23 March 2016. At least 31 people were killed with hundreds injured in terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on 22 March. The jihadist terror militia referring to itself as Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. EPA/FREDERIC SIERAKOWSKI / POOL

Afghan blasts kill 25, jeopardizing peace talks

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE The blasts trigger concerns over the future of Afghanistan s peace talks with the Taliban

WATCH: Indonesian Counter terrorism chief says more terrorists can strike anytime

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The head of the counter terrorism agency speaks to Rappler about the terror threat in Indonesia what the government is doing to combat terrorism and appeals to the public to their part

IN PHOTOS: Indonesia moves forward after Jakarta attacks

Jan 15, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Scenes a day after the terrorist attacks in Jakarta show courage solidarity among Indonesians

WATCH: What happened at the Jakarta attacks and the aftermath

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Rappler Indonesia Bureau Chief Natashya Gutierrez reports from ground zero

TERRORISM. Plainclothes police aim their handguns towards suspects outside a cafe after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Taliban suicide bomber kills 21 in NW Pakistan

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:08 PM

The blast in the town of Mardan demonstrates the Pakistani Taliban s continued ability to stage deadly attacks

Rappler Talk: ISIS in Southeast Asia

Nov 23, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Why should Southeast Asia be alarmed over ISIS?

4 things you need to know about ISIS in Indonesia

Nov 23, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The threat posed by ISIS in Southeast Asia is comparatively small but real and it has the potential to become larger if not addressed properly ISIS reinvigorated existing terror networks in the region

Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit NE Nigeria mosque – witnesses

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:33 AM

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but suspicion fell on Boko Haram which was founded in Borno s state capital Maiduguri in 2009

Suicide bombers likely behind Ankara attack – Turkey PM

Oct 11, 2015 - 12:07 AM

Whoever carried out an act of terror has committed a crime against humanity

Suicide bomber kills 19 in Afghan market

Jul 22, 2015 - 10:26 PM

A suicide bomber kills at least 19 people but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack in Afghanistan

Female suicide bombers cause heavy casualties in NE Nigeria village

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Boko Haram is fighting to establish a hardline Islamic State in northeast Nigeria

Suicide bomber kills 5 in Nigeria

Jun 28, 2015 - 8:04 PM

A suicide bomber blows himself up outside a leprosy hospital killing 5 and injuring 10

Saudi IDs bomber after kingdom's deadliest attack in years

May 24, 2015 - 7:47 AM

The interior ministry of Saudi Arabia releases a statement on the terrorist attack

JUSTICE. Shiite Saudis attend funeral for some 21 people killed in a suicide attack 22 May on the Shiite Imam Ali mosque in the village of Qudayh, in Qatif Province, Saudi Arabia, 23 May 2015. Photo by EPA/STR

Suicide bomber kills 33 in bloody attack outside Afghan bank

Apr 18, 2015 - 2:43 PM

The explosion happened outside a bank where government employees collect their monthly salaries says Nangarhar provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad

Afghan men who were injured in a suicide bomb attack receive medical treatment at local hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 18 April 2015. Photo by Ghulamullah Habibi/ EPA

At least 33 dead in northeast Nigeria bomb attacks

Mar 07, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Borno state Justice Commissioner Kaka Shehu confirms two blasts and says a third bombing hit the busy Borno Express bus station

Girl suicide bomber kills herself, 5 others in Nigeria blast

Feb 22, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Witnesses say the suicide bomber could be as young as 7 years old

Female suicide bomber kills 7 in Nigeria

Feb 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but suspicion falls on Boko Haram which has used women as human bombs

BLACK FLAG. Authorities suspect the attack may have been connected to other recent Boko Haram attacks in the region. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP

Female Afghan MP survives suicide attack, 3 dead – officials

Nov 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The female member of Afghanistan s parliament is a renowned campaigner for improved women s rights in the country

Pakistan air strikes kill 13 militants

Nov 09, 2014 - 9:42 PM

The strikes are mounted in Khyber district where the Taliban and another banned militant group the Lashkar e Islam have taken refuge

45 killed in suicide blast at Pakistan-India border post

Nov 02, 2014 - 11:52 PM

The blast comes after the end of the ceremony to close the Wagah border gate near the eastern city of Lahore a colorful military parade that attracts thousands of spectators every day and is popular with foreign tourists

ISIS jihadists 'seize parts of key Syrian town'

Oct 06, 2014 - 8:46 PM

UPDATED Islamic State ISIS jihadists penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border Monday October 6 and seized three districts in the city s east after fierce fighting with its Kurdish defenders

DISPLACED. A Syrian Kurdish woman waits in the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey after mortars hit both sides on October 2, 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFP

One dead in twin bomb attack on Pakistan capital

May 24, 2014 - 8:09 AM

UPDATED The attacks were the first to strike the capital since an explosion tore through a fruit and vegetable market in April

Suicide bomb blast kills one south of Beirut: minister

Feb 04, 2014 - 12:20 AM

At least one person was killed though it was unclear if that was in addition to the suicide bomber

SUICIDE BOMBING. Lebanon has been hit by a string of bomb attacks recently, targeting Hezbollah-supportive areas

IMF rep among 14 killed in Kabul restaurant attack

Jan 18, 2014 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED At least 14 were killed in a gun and bomb attack on a Kabul restaurant popular with foreigners

ATTACK. An Afghan policeman holds his gun at the scene of an explosion in Kabul on January 17, 2014. Photo by AFP

Pakistan father hails teenage son for stopping suicide bomber

Jan 09, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Aitzaz has made us proud by valiantly intercepting the bomber and saving the lives of hundreds of his fellow students

Female suicide bomber kills 16 at Russia train station

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:55 AM

Female suicide bombers are often referred to in Russia as black widows – women who seek to avenge the deaths of their family members in the fighting by targeting Russian civilians

Militants kill at least 5 Iraqi journalists in TV assault

Dec 23, 2013 - 10:50 PM

At least 5 employees were also wounded

Suicide bomb targets NATO convoy outside Kabul airport

Dec 11, 2013 - 2:14 PM

There were no casualities except the bomber himself who was targeting an International Security Assistance Force convoy coming to the airport

Suspected bomber in Beirut Iran embassy attack identified

Nov 23, 2013 - 10:33 PM

DNA tests on Adnan Abu Dahr show human remains at the scene belong to his son Mouin Abu Dahr identified as one of two attackers

Suicide bomber kills two Afghan police: officials

Oct 12, 2013 - 3:10 PM

The act of violence highlights the country s instability as US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Kabul

ON THE SCENE. Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Jalalabad. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Omar Gul

Blasts in Somali capital kill 18

Sep 07, 2013 - 5:38 PM

UPDATED Police and witnesses say the first blast was a car laden with explosives the second is a suicide bomber

Syria's jihadi migration emerging terror threat in Europe, beyond

Jul 28, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hundreds of Europeans and thousands of other Sunni Muslim foreign fighters have made Syria the new land of jihad

The following image and information obtained September 20, 2012 courtesy of IntelCenter shows a still frame from a September 19, 2012 Jabhat al-Nusrah's al-Manarah al-Bayda Foundation release of a 02:51 video allegedly shows a VBIED attack on a gathering of a pro-Assad militia at the al-Hikmah school in the Hamah countryside on the Muhardah/Hamah Expressway at the Khattab Intersection in Syria. AFP / IntelCenter

#PugadBaboy: Palaban and Taliban

Jun 25, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Are Pinoys cowards?

#PugadBaboy: Palaban and taliban punchline 3

Jun 25, 2013 - 5:00 AM

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