Latest Suicide bombings News

Baghdad mob kills teen gunman and strings up his corpse

Dec. 12, 2019 2:18 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed their cellphones at the body dangling high above them in a...

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of Afghanistan's capital, the U.S. military and Afghan officials said. Two civilians were killed and more than 70 people wounded. The Taliban...

Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near Bagram Air Base north of Kabul

Dec. 10, 2019 10:36 PM EST
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near Bagram Air Base north of Kabul.

Russian court jails 11 people over subway suicide bombing

Dec. 10, 2019 9:11 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A court in St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, on Tuesday convicted 11 people in relation to a deadly suicide bomb attack on the city's metro. The court sentenced one man to life in prison and handed lengthy prison terms — from 19 to 28 years — to the...

Dutch police arrest 2 men suspected of year-end terror plot

Nov. 26, 2019 10:56 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police counterterror officers have arrested two men suspected of plotting a jihadi attack using suicide vests and one or more car bombs, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The two, aged 20 and 34, were arrested by anti-terror squads on Monday, according to a statement issued by...

IS-linked Philippine militant behind suicide attacks killed

Nov. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops have killed a “high-value” but little-known Filipino militant who acted as a key link of the Islamic State group to local jihadists and helped set up a series of deadly suicide attacks in the south that have alarmed the region, military officials...

Indonesia arrests 43 people following suicide attack

Nov. 18, 2019 5:37 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Monday that they have arrested 43 suspected militants believed to have links to last week's suicide attack at a busy police station in the country's third-largest city. National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said those arrested are suspected members of a...

Muslim voters attacked in Sri Lanka presidential election

Nov. 16, 2019 8:38 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Polls closed Saturday evening after a day of voting for Sri Lanka’s next president, an election marred by shots fired at a convoy of Muslims heading to cast their ballots in what some called a coordinated effort to disenfranchise the minority group. There were no reported...

Indonesia police kill 2 suspects in militant crackdown

Nov. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EST

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elite counterterrorism squad on Saturday shot and killed two suspected militants who may have had links to a suicide attack at a busy police station in the country’s third-largest city, police said. Three suspected militants refused to surrender and resisted by...

Key factors in Sri Lanka’s presidential election

Nov. 13, 2019 11:16 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans are voting Saturday for a new president after weeks of campaigning that largely focused on national security and religious extremism in the backdrop of the deadly Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. THE ELECTION Nearly 16 million people are...