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Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Oct. 18, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country's 18-year war....

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2019. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five...

Today in History

Oct. 5, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2019. There are 87 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis. On this date: In 1829, the 21st president of the...

Extremists launch 2 attacks on military targets in Somalia

Sep. 30, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels on Monday launched two attacks on U.S. and European military targets, officials said. In the first attack, an estimated 25 fighters of the al-Shabab rebel group were killed when they attempted to storm the Belidogle military airstrip which hosts...

Suicide bomber kills policeman in Pakistan's southwest

Sep. 30, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's police say a suicide bombing has killed a policeman and wounded three others in the country's restive southwest. Local police chief Mohammad Zaman says Monday's attack took place in the town of Loralai in the Baluchistan province. Zaman said the bomber rode his motorcycle...

Top 5 Afghan presidential candidates in Saturday's election

Sep. 28, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The prospect of a peace deal with Taliban insurgents created an atmosphere of uncertainty in the months leading up to Saturday's presidential election in Afghanistan. Even the 18 candidates for the country's top job didn't know whether an election would be held at all. President...

Afghan voters torn between fear, frustration, sense of duty

Sep. 27, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Torn between fear, frustration and a sense of duty, Ahmad is undecided about defying Taliban warnings not to vote in this weekend's Afghan presidential election. He has good reason to think twice: His index finger was chopped off by Taliban members after he voted in the...

Indonesian police arrest 9 accused of planning attack

Sep. 23, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's counterterrorism squad on Monday arrested nine suspected militants accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack on police using high-explosive materials, police said. Six people were arrested in Jakarta's satellite city of Bekasi, two others in northern Jakarta and...

Minibus bombing outside Iraq's Karbala kills 12, injures 5

Sep. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb exploded on a minibus packed with passengers outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala Friday night, killing 12 people and wounding five others, Iraqi security officials and the state news agency said. This was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the extremist Islamic...

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20

Sep. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing 20 people and wounding 97 others, according to the province's governor, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces. The Taliban, who claimed...