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Taliban storm town police station in Pakistan, kill officer

Jun. 26, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban stormed a police station in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Wednesday, triggering a shootout that killed a policeman and all three assailants, authorities said. At least one other policeman was wounded in the attack in the town of Loralai,...

Egypt officials say militants kill 6 police in north Sinai

Jun. 25, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants attacked three police checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula late Tuesday, killing at least six policemen and wounding eight other officers, security officials said. The officials said at least four militants were killed, including a suicide bomber who set off...

Saudi coalition says head of Yemen's Islamic State captured

Jun. 25, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's special forces captured the leader of the Islamic State group's branch in Yemen during a raid on a house that was under surveillance, a Saudi military statement said Tuesday, dealing a blow to the extremist group which has taken advantage of the country's...

Probe advised of ex-defense secretary over Sri Lankan blasts

Jun. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over "major lapses" that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. Attorney General...

Police to face criminal probe on 'lapses' over Easter blast

Jun. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general on Thursday directed the acting police chief to initiate a criminal investigation against nine senior police officers for their "lapses" to prevent and minimize the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. In a letter sent to...

Canadian man gets 26 years for role in suicide attack

Jun. 18, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Canadian man to 26 years in U.S. prison for supporting a group of jihadists who committed a 2009 suicide attack that killed five American soldiers in Iraq. The sentence came over the objections of several family members of the soldiers, who appeared in...

30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

Jun. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber. The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night in the town of Konduga in Nigeria's Borno state. Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency...

5 suspects in Easter bombings extradited to Sri Lanka

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Five key suspects in Easter Sunday bomb attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels have been extradited from the Middle East, police said Friday. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspects arrived early Friday from Saudi Arabia after their arrest in an unspecified Middle...

Suicide bomber kills 9 in eastern Afghanistan

Jun. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber walked up to an Afghan police vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and detonated an explosive device that killed three police and six civilians on Thursday, said provincial health department official Shoaib Sahak. He said another 13...

Easter attack probe continues despite president's objection

Jun. 12, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan lawmaker said Wednesday that a parliamentary committee will continue questioning security and intelligence officials about lapses that preceded Easter Sunday bomb attacks by Islamic extremists, despite objections by the country's president. Jayampathi Wickramaratne...