Latest Suicide bombings News

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...

India, Sri Lanka agree to step up anti-terrorism efforts

Jun. 9, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage Sunday to the more than 250 Sri Lankans killed in the Easter suicide bombings, and agreed with Sri Lanka's leaders to step up cooperation to combat terrorism. Modi, on his first overseas tour since being reelected this spring,...

Sri Lanka leader opposed to police attending attacks inquiry

Jun. 8, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is opposed to police testifying before a parliamentary inquiry into intelligence failures that preceded the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, the president's media unit said. Sirisena met with senior officers...

Sri Lanka readies laws to curb hate speech, false news

Jun. 6, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government will introduce laws to curb hate speech and false news that threaten ethnic reconciliation and national security, in the aftermath of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. According to a government statement, the Cabinet decided to amend the...

Muslims leave Sri Lanka govt to allow probe of terror claim

Jun. 3, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Eleven Muslim politicians resigned from top government posts in Sri Lanka on Monday, saying they wanted to enable the government to investigate allegations that some of them had links to the extremists who carried out the deadly Easter attacks. Nine Cabinet and junior ministers...

British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan after 11 years

Jun. 3, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani state-run media says British Airways has resumed flights to the South Asian country, over a decade after they were suspended in the wake of a truck bombing of a hotel in the capital, which killed dozens. Flights three times a week between London and Islamabad began Monday, just...