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Families lay to rest loved ones after deadly Baghdad blast

Jul. 20, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Families laid to rest loved ones Tuesday who were killed in a deadly bombing that claimed at least 30 lives just hours earlier in a busy market in Iraq's capital. Coffins were carried by relatives and placed on minibuses that transported them for burial....

Sri Lanka says it is probing allegations against spy agency

Jul. 15, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered an investigation of allegations that some members of state intelligence agencies knew and met with people who carried out Easter Sunday bombings in 2019 that killed more than 260 people, a government official...

Extremist attack in Somalia’s capital kills at least 9

Jul. 10, 2021 06:27 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion in Somalia’s capital killed at least nine people and injured eight others, a health official said Saturday. Dr. Mohamed Nur at the Medina Hospital told reporters that the toll reflected only the dead and wounded who were...

Islamic State group says it's behind Congo suicide bombing

Jun. 29, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — An Islamic State group in Africa claimed responsibility Tuesday for two explosions in eastern Congo, including its first suicide bombing, deepening fears that extremists have now laid roots in this corner of the continent long plagued by rebels. The...

Two explosions hit Congo's eastern city of Beni

Jun. 28, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo on Monday banned public gatherings for two days in Beni, after the eastern city was hit by two explosions. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a busy intersection in Beni on Sunday, the same day another explosion rocked a Catholic...

Bombing near Pakistan home of anti-India militant kills 3

Jun. 23, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful car bomb went off near the residence of a jailed anti-India militant leader in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 25 others, police and rescue officials said. The blast happened in the Johar Town...

Inquiry slams security faults before Manchester Arena attack

Jun. 17, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A public inquiry into a mass attack at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in northwest England concluded Thursday that “serious shortcomings” by venue operators, security staff and police helped a suicide bomber who killed 22 people carry out his “evil intentions." ...

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at Somalia military site

Jun. 15, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say at least 15 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a military training center in the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. Police spokesman Sadiq Ali Aden told reporters that the...

Philippines: Militant wanted for beheadings, 3 others killed

Jun. 13, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed four Abu Sayyaf militants in a gunbattle Sunday in the country’s south, including a commander blamed for beheadings and a suspected would-be suicide bomber, military officials said. Army troops backed by police were...

IS-linked group says Boko Haram leader in Nigeria is dead

Jun. 09, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, according to a jihadi organization linked to the Islamic State group. An audio recording purportedly from Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of the Islamic...