Latest Bombings News

A look at deadliest attacks in Afghanistan in recent years

Aug. 18, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The deadly bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for...

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Aug. 18, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said. The local Islamic State group's affiliate claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest attack in...

The Latest: IS says it carried out attack on Kabul wedding

Aug. 18, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the late-night suicide bombing that struck a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul (all times local): 3 p.m. The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63 on Saturday night. A...

The Latest: Witness says children killed in Kabul blast

Aug. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest on a suicide bombing inside a crowded wedding hall in Afghanistan's capital (all times local): 2:45 a.m. A witness to a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Afghanistan's capital says the attacker set off the explosives near the stage where children had gathered. Gul...

New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Aug. 17, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said. Larry Kenton Griffin II, of Bruno, West Virginia, was awaiting...

The Latest: NYC subway scare suspect charged

Aug. 17, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on suspicious objects found in New York City (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A 26-year-old homeless man from West Virginia faces charges for allegedly placing two devices that resembled pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. Police announced on Saturday evening that...

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

Aug. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said. More than 1,000 people had been invited, one witness said, as fears grew that it could be the deadliest...

Pakistan officials say roadside bomb kills 2 soldiers

Aug. 17, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a roadside bomb attack has killed two army soldiers in the country's northwest. The officials say the planted bomb exploded Saturday afternoon when a security forces vehicle was patrolling in Ladha area of South Waziristan. The...

Police: 2nd mosque prayer leader killed in SW Pakistan

Aug. 17, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Saturday that a second mosque's prayer leader had been killed in as many days near the southwestern city of Quetta. Mohammad Azam was shot dead in front of a grocery store, according to Shafqat Mahmood, a police officer in Kuchlak, where the attacks occurred....

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Aug. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on...