Latest Suicide bombings News

Grenade attack on Afghan wedding injures 20, including kids

Jan. 26, 2020 2:23 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An hand grenade attack on an Afghan wedding ceremony wounded at least 20 people, including several children, a provincial official said Sunday. At least one of the injured children was in critical condition, said Adel Haider, a spokesman for the police chief of the eastern Khost...

Suicide bombing in western Chad kills at least 9

Jan. 20, 2020 4:03 PM EST

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — A suicide bombing has killed at least nine people in western Chad, a local official and a resident said Monday. A woman set off explosives in a crowd in Kaiga-Kindjiria, a town that has been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in the past, according to Dimoya Souapelbe, the prefect...

At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital

Jan. 18, 2020 7:51 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia's capital, police said Saturday. Six Turkish nationals were among the wounded, with two in serious condition, Turkish Health Minister...

UK police say assault on prison guard was terrorist attack

Jan. 10, 2020 8:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two inmates wearing fake suicide belts attacked and wounded a guard at a maximum-security prison in England, police said Friday. Detectives are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. The Metropolitan Police force said the officer was injured in the head and neck with “improvised...

Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a U.S. drone strike, are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession, in the city of Mashhad, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Soleimani's death Friday in Iraq further heightens tensions between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge. (Mohammad Hossein Thaghi/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Blowback: Iran abandons nuclear limits after US killing

Jan. 5, 2020 10:12 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The blowback over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iran announced it will no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal and Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of all American troops from Iraqi soil. The twin developments could bring...

Ni Luh Erniati stands outside the site of the Sari Club bombing, with photographs of victims displayed on a gate in Bali, Indonesia on Friday, April 26, 2019. Erniati's husband, Gede Badrawan, was one of 202 people killed in the 2002 bombings, which targeted the Sari Club and nearby Paddy's Pub. It took months before officials were able to identify Gede's remains. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Bali bombers' brother, bomb widow become friends, seek peace

Dec. 27, 2019 11:05 AM EST

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (AP) — The young Balinese widow stared across the courthouse at the man who had murdered her husband and 201 others, and longed to see him suffer. Ever since that horrible night, when she realized amid the blackened body parts and smoldering debris that the father of her two little...

Taliban target Afghan army in country's north, kill 6 troops

Dec. 26, 2019 4:12 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide car bombing targeted an Afghan army compound in the country's north on Thursday morning, killing six Afghan soldiers, the defense ministry said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Shortly after the bomber detonated his car laden with...

Posters of Anti-government protesters who have been killed in demonstrations are displayed in Tahrir Square during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.   (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

Dec. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he was killed. Security officials said the teen was wanted by police on drug-related charges and was running from security forces. Other officials said the...

Security personnel arrive near the site of an attack near the Bagram Air Base In Parwan province of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.A powerful suicide bombing Wednesday targeted an under-construction medical facility near the Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the capital Kabul, the U.S. military said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of Afghanistan's capital, the U.S. military and Afghan officials said. Two civilians were killed and more than 70 people wounded. The Taliban...

Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near Bagram Air Base north of Kabul

Dec. 10, 2019 10:36 PM EST
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near Bagram Air Base north of Kabul.