Latest Improvised explosives News

At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

Aug. 8, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility via its radio arm,...

This photo shows a general view of the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Aug. 5, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront warehouse, while the government ordered the house arrest of several port officials. International aid flights began...

Afghan security personnel take position on the top of a building where insurgents were hiding, in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An Islamic State group attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan holding hundreds of its members raged on Monday after killing people in fighting overnight, a local official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by IS group

Aug. 3, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan in a daylong siege that left at least 39 people dead, including the assailants, and freed nearly 400 of their fighters before security forces restored order, a government official said...

FILEā€”This file photo from Aug. 6, 2005, shows U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Brian Hamilton of Columbus, Ohio, from Lima Company of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment as he exits after searching a school, in Parwana, near Haditha, Iraq. Days before, a nearby roadside bomb killed 14 Marines, many from this platoon, and a civilian interpreter on August 3, 2005. Some survivors and families of those killed had planned a 15-year reunion this weekend, but it had to be canceled amid restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg, File)

Survivors of slain Ohio-based Marines mark grim anniversary

Aug. 2, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jason Dominguez remembers vividly his last conversation with David Kreuter, as they were doing an overnight security watch from a rooftop in western Iraq. Marine Cpl. Dominguez and Sgt. Kreuter usually joked around, but this night 15 years ago was different. Kreuter proudly showed him a...

Report: Car bomb in north Syria kills, wounds several people

Jul. 30, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded at checkpoint manned by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters on Thursday in northeastern Syria, killing and wounding several people, Turkish state media and an opposition war monitoring group reported. According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, the bombing in the...

Blast kills 5, wounds dozens in rebel-held north Syria

Jul. 19, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion rocked a rebel-held area in northern Syria across the border from Turkey late Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens, opposition activists and Turkish state media reported. The car bomb went off near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey, the reports...

US military: Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

Jul. 15, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military on Wednesday accused Russian mercenaries fighting on the side of eastern Libya forces of planting land mines and improvised explosive devices in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, said verified photographic evidence shows...

A man takes pictures at the site of a car bomb blast on an intelligence compound in Aybak, the capital of the Samangan province in northern Afghanistan, Monday, July 13, 2020. Taliban insurgents launched a complex attack on the compound that began with a suicide bombing, officials said. (AP Photo)

Afghan officials: Kabul roadside bombing kills 4 civilians

Jul. 14, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing killed four civilians and wounded four others on Tuesday in eastern Kabul, Afghan officials said. The eight were riding in a packed car in the district of Surobi when the vehicle hit the roadside bomb, setting it off, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws...

Taliban kill 11 in assault on Afghan intelligence compound

Jul. 13, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents launched a complex attack on an intelligence compound in northern Afghanistan on Monday that began with a suicide bombing and killed at least 11 intelligence agency personnel, officials said. The attack took place in Aybak, the capital of the Samangan province....

Somalia's army chief survives bombing of his convoy; 1 dead

Jul. 13, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia’s army chief has survived an assassination attempt when a suicide car bomber targeted his convoy in the Somali capital Monday, officials said. At least one person was killed by the blast, they said. The blast took place when the bomber tried to ram his vehicle into the...