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Chechen official says only bomber dies in checkpoint attack

Nov. 17, 2018 1:45 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The interior minister of Chechnya says a woman detonated a vest of explosives at a checkpoint outside the capital of Grozny and she was the only person killed. Chechen Interior Minister Alti Alaudinov told Russian news agencies Saturday evening the attack took place after officers at the...

Suicide bomber in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, kills 4

Nov. 12, 2018 7:24 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman...

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board

Oct. 31, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan army helicopter crashed Wednesday in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 people on board, including the deputy corps commander of the western zone, a provincial spokesman said. Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the Farah governor, said the...

Female suicide bomber wounds 9 in Tunisia's capital

Oct. 29, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A female suicide bomber wounded nine people, mostly police officers, on a busy avenue in Tunisia's capital on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 30-year-old woman set off the blast in Tunis just before 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Habib Bourguiba avenue, the Interior Ministry said. The...

IS claims suicide bombing near Kabul election office, 1 dead

Oct. 29, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing targeting the Afghan election commission's office in Kabul on Monday killed a police officer and wounded five people, the police said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest surrounding Afghanistan's embattled parliamentary...

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Oct. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long...

The Latest: Suicide blast kills 3 at Afghan polling station

Oct. 20, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Police say a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a polling station in a school in the northern Kabul neighborhood of Khair Khana, the first major attack in Saturday's parliamentary elections....

Police says suicide bomber strikes election polling station in Afghan capital Kabul, casualties reported

Oct. 20, 2018 9:22 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police says suicide bomber strikes election polling station in Afghan capital Kabul, casualties reported.

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2018. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney...

Taliban attack kills top Afghan officials, US general unhurt

Oct. 19, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A high-level meeting on security plans for Afghanistan's parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun on the departing delegation Thursday, killing the powerful Kandahar police chief but missing the top U.S. commander in the country, Gen....