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Boy seriously injured when explosive device blows up in hand

Jul. 8, 2020 7:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A boy holding an explosive device he had lit was seriously injured when it exploded in his hand on a Philadelphia street, authorities said. The 12-year-old was with a friend when the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The boy had been trying to hold on to the device as long as...

Suicide attack, roadside bomb kill 6 police in Afghanistan

Jul. 8, 2020 4:35 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide truck bomber targeted a police district headquarters in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, killing three officers, a local official said. Three other police officers, including a district police chief, were killed in a roadside bombing in eastern...

FILE - In this Spt. 26, 1980 file photo, with welcoming gate of the main entrance in rear a victim lies in front of a rescue team on the scene of a bombing blast at Munich's

German prosecutors close probe of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

Jul. 8, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have closed their investigation into a deadly far-right attack on Munich's Oktoberfest in 1980, more than five years after they revived the probe in hopes that new testimony might point to previously unknown co-conspirators. Thirteen people were...

Sheriff's Office: Pipe bomb set to explode at hunting area

Jul. 7, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have dismantled a homemade pipe bomb that was set to explode at an Iowa hunting area. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that two deputies responded Monday after receiving a report about the device that was found on the lid of a container in...

Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

Jul. 7, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber targeted an Afghan police convoy in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, killing four officers, including a police commander, a local official said. Three other officers were killed in an attack in the country's south. The suicide bombing, which...

Feds: Friend supplied bottles to NYPD fire bomb suspect

Jul. 4, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities arrested a man Saturday they say supplied glass bottles to a woman charged with hurling a Molotov cocktail at an occupied New York City police vehicle during unrest after George Floyd's death. In court papers, prosecutors said Tim Amerman admitted to law enforcement...

A Somali soldier stands at the scene of a suicide car bomb near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, July 4, 2020. Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine was detonated by remote control as people were dining in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in Baidoa

Jul. 4, 2020 4:45 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa killed four people. Ali Abdullahi, an official with the Southwestern regional state,...

Woman given life for plot to blow up St. Paul's Cathedral

Jul. 3, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman was jailed for life, with a minimum sentence of 14 years, on Friday for plotting to blow up London's St. Paul’s Cathedral, a nearby hotel and a subway train in a suicide attack. Safiyya Shaikh, 37, extensively researched how to cause maximum carnage at the historic church and...

Families of US troops slain in Jordan seek action

Jul. 1, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of three Special Forces troops slain by a Jordanian soldier at a military base in Jordan in 2016 are calling on Congress to suspend aid to the key U.S. Mideast partner until it extradites the killer. The families are also joining an effort to press Jordan to extradite a woman...

Report: Bombing wounds Iranian paramilitary commander

Jun. 30, 2020 3:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A roadside bombing in southeastern Iran has wounded a commander of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday. The report by the ISNA news agency did not provide further details on the attack except to say the commander's vehicle had struck...