Latest Improvised explosives News

Car-bomb attack in northern Syria kills 3 Turkish soldiers

Jan. 17, 2020 7:53 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bombing has killed three Turkish soldiers in a Turkish-controlled area in northern Syria, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. The ministry said the attack occurred late on Thursday as the soldiers were carrying out road checks in northern Syria, in an area that is under the control...

Afghan official: Roadside bomb hits government car, 5 killed

Jan. 16, 2020 8:33 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing struck an Afghan government car in southern Zabul province on Thursday, killing the driver and four passengers inside the vehicle, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack though the provincial police spokesman, Mohammadullah...

A boy, who was injured in the mosque bombing, is transported at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in southwest Pakistan during Friday evening prayers, killing a senior police officer with some civilians and wounded other worshipers, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Pakistan mosque blast kills senior police officer, 13 others

Jan. 10, 2020 11:25 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in southwest Pakistan during Friday evening prayers, killing a senior police officer and at least 13 civilians, police said. The bombing wounded another 20 worshipers in the city of Quetta, the capital of the restive Baluchistan province,...

Turkey says 4 of its soldiers killed in northeast Syria

Jan. 9, 2020 6:30 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's defense ministry says four Turkish soldiers have been killed in northeastern Syria. The ministry said the soldiers were killed in a car bombing attack Wednesday while they were conducting road checks. The Turkish military death toll stands at 20 since October, when Turkey launched...

Security forces and others walk past the wreckage of vehicles after a vehicle bomb attack on a security checkpoint located near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Car bomb kills 3, wounds 6 at checkpoint in Somali capital

Jan. 8, 2020 7:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in Somalia's capital Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding six others, a local official said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility. Salah Omar, a spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor, told The...

Pakistani police officers examine the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. A powerful roadside bomb exploded near a vehicle carrying Pakistani security forces in the country's southwest, killing soldiers and wounded others, a police official said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Bomb hits security forces in SW Pakistan; 2 dead, 12 wounded

Jan. 7, 2020 9:14 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful roadside bomb exploded near a vehicle carrying Pakistani security forces, killing two soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta, the capital of the restive Baluchistan province, a police official said Tuesday. The bombing wounded 12 people, including security forces,...

City: Explosion near Louisiana business was extortion effort

Jan. 6, 2020 1:38 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A minor explosion outside a former bar in Louisiana was an attempt to extort money from a nearby business , news outlets reported. No one was injured when the improvised explosive device blew up in a trash can outside the former Alexandria bar on Thursday, the outlets reported,...

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets family of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in the U.S. airstrike in Iraq, at his home in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed

Iran's popular Gen. Soleimani became an icon by targeting US

Jan. 3, 2020 1:50 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranians whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergy, Gen. Qassem Soleimani was a popular figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of U.S. pressure. For the U.S. and Israel, he was a shadowy figure in command of Iran's proxy forces,...

Somali women protest in memory of their relatives who died in Saturday's truck bombing which killed at least 78 people, during a protest to show solidarity with them and against such attacks, in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, Jan, 2, 2020. Placards in Somali read

Somali mourners march against extremist blast that killed 79

Jan. 2, 2020 11:15 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hundreds of mourners and government officials in Mogadishu gathered at the capital's Police School on Thursday to mourn the 79 people killed by a tragic truck bomb last week. Somali government officials and residents marched through Mogadishu's streets to show solidarity with...

Saudi security says 2 men shot dead were planning an attack

Dec. 30, 2019 6:22 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said two men who were shot and killed last week in the eastern city of Dammam had been planning an attack and were in possession of explosives that could have been used to deploy a car bomb. The Presidency of State Security, which deals with counter-terrorism and...