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Car bomb explodes inside Colombia military base; 36 injured

Jun. 15, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A car bomb exploded inside a military base in the Colombian border town of Cucuta on Tuesday, leaving 36 people injured, including three in critical condition, officials said. During an emergency visit to the base, Defense Minister Diego Molano...

US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber's death sentence

Jun. 15, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite the president’s vocal opposition to capital punishment. Justice Department lawyers wrote in court...

Pakistan military: Bomb kills 4 soldiers guarding coal mine

Jun. 14, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb targeting government soldiers exploded at a coal mine in southwest Pakistan, killing four soldiers, the military said Monday. The attack happened at Marget Mines, about 75 kilometers (45 miles) east of Quetta, the capital of...

Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul

Jun. 13, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for bombing two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital that killed seven people. Among the dead were two employees of Afghanistan's state-run film company, a colleague said Sunday. ...

Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

Jun. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers...

Afghan official says separate bombs hit 2 minivans in capital Kabul, killing 7

Jun. 12, 2021 08:41 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says separate bombs hit 2 minivans in capital Kabul, killing 7.

Dreams of Hazara children snuffed out in attack on school

Jun. 11, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For the past four years, since she was 14, the notebook was always within her reach. Shukria Ahmadi titled it “Beautiful Sentences” and put everything in it. Poetry that she liked — sometimes a single line, sometimes long verses. Her drawings, like one of a...

IS-linked group says Boko Haram leader in Nigeria is dead

Jun. 09, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, according to a jihadi organization linked to the Islamic State group. An audio recording purportedly from Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of the Islamic...

Iran cleric who founded Hezbollah, survived book bomb, dies

Jun. 07, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, a Shiite cleric who as Iran's ambassador to Syria helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and lost his right hand to a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel, died Monday of the coronavirus. He was 74. ...

Clowns used to teach landmine safety to children

Jun. 06, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Bozeman-based performer and nonprofit leader with a penchant for red noses has partnered with a land mine safety group to create videos, GIFs and games to educate children on the dangers of landmines. Naomi Shafer, a Bozeman resident and...