Latest Bombings News

UK to probe whether 1998 Omagh bomb could have been stopped

Feb. 02, 2023 12:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government said Thursday it will hold a public inquiry into whether the deadliest bombing in Northern Ireland’s decades of violence could have been prevented. Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris announced a judge-led independent probe of the 1998...

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74

Jan. 30, 2023 23:08 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were...

Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found

Jan. 30, 2023 23:05 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found.

Sri Lanka church seeks criminal justice for Easter bombings

Jan. 13, 2023 06:26 AM EST

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church urged the country Friday to criminally prosecute its former leader for negligence, a day after the top court ordered him to pay compensation to the victims of the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed nearly 270 people. Two local Muslim groups that...

Sri Lankan court orders ex-leader to pay victims of bombings

Jan. 13, 2023 00:20 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that inaction by the country’s former president and four others led to Easter Sunday bomb attacks in 2019 that killed nearly 270 people and ordered them to pay compensation for violating the basic rights of the victims and...

Death toll in Somalia twin bombings rises to at least 35

Jan. 05, 2023 09:37 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A doctor says the death toll in a pair of suicide car bombings in Somalia early Wednesday has risen to at least 35, including nine members of the same family, in one of the worst attacks by al-Shabab extremists in retaliation for a government offensive described as...

Turkish, Russian forces could 'expand' Syria joint patrols

Jan. 04, 2023 11:36 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s defense minister said Wednesday that Turkish and Russian troops could “expand” their joint patrols in northern Syria as part of efforts to bring security to the region. Hulusi Akar did not elaborate on the plans, which come days after he held...

Pakistan arrests suspects linked to bombing in Islamabad

Dec. 27, 2022 14:29 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities arrested five people suspected of involvement in last week's suicide car bombing that killed a police officer in the capital of Islamabad, Pakistan's interior minister said Tuesday. Rana Sanaullah Khan made the announcement on Twitter, saying the...

IS claims Afghan car bombing that killed local police chief

Dec. 27, 2022 02:22 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing that killed a local police chief in Afghanistan. The IS regional affiliate — known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province — has increased its attacks since the Taliban takeover of...

Bomb attack in Turkey targets police van, injuring 9

Dec. 16, 2022 04:25 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A remote-controlled bomb exploded on a highway in Turkey as an armored police van carrying officers drove past on Friday, injuring all nine occupants, government officials said. Five people were detained in connection with the attack, which occurred near the...