Latest Suicide bombings News

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Aug. 18, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan...

The Latest: US envoy says Afghan peace process must speed up

Aug. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the late-night suicide bombing that struck a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The United States envoy who is negotiating with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan says the peace process needs to be accelerated in the wake of...

A look at deadliest attacks in Afghanistan in recent years

Aug. 18, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The deadly bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for...

An Afghan official says at least 63 people have died when suicide bomber detonated explosives in packed wedding hall

Aug. 17, 2019 11:48 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 63 people have died when suicide bomber detonated explosives in packed wedding hall.

The Latest: Witness says children killed in Kabul blast

Aug. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a suicide bombing inside a crowded wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local): 2:45 a.m. A witness to a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Afghanistan's capital says the attacker set off the explosives near the stage where children had gathered. Gul...

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

Aug. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said. More than 1,000 people had been invited, one witness said, as fears grew that it could be the deadliest...

Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, 145 wounded

Aug. 7, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the United States reported progress...

The Latest: Afghan officials say Kabul attack killed 14

Aug. 7, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in the Afghan capital of Kabul (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Afghan officials say 14 people were killed and 145 others were wounded in a Taliban suicide car bombing outside a police station in Kabul earlier in the day. Deputy Interior Minister Khoshal...

Afghan officials: 14 killed, 145 wounded in Taliban suicide car bombing at police station in Kabul earlier in the day

Aug. 7, 2019 6:56 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials: 14 killed, 145 wounded in Taliban suicide car bombing at police station in Kabul earlier in the day.

Sri Lanka PM: Country must prepare for new terrorism phase

Aug. 6, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister on Tuesday told a parliamentary committee investigating the Islamic State-inspired Easter Sunday bomb attacks that the country should prepare itself for new types of terrorism. Existing policing, investigative agencies and laws had experience with ethnic...