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Officials: Roadside bombs, shootout kill 8 Pakistani troops

May. 19, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Separate attacks in Pakistan's restive southwestern Baluchistan province killed seven troops, officials said Tuesday. An eight soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in the country's northwest. In one of the Baluchistan attacks, gunmen used a remotely-detonated bomb to ambush a...

Security officers, one wearing a mask, walk in front of the Supreme Court, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

High court allows bigger award in 1998 embassy bombings case

May. 18, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

The Supreme Court is allowing a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings by al-Qaida of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Despite the court’s ruling, however, the victims may only ever collect a fraction of the billions of dollars a lower court awarded. The...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad attends the inauguration ceremony for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad said May 7 that he called for the release of Mark R. Frerichs, ab American citizen captured by Taliban-linked militants in discussions with Taliban leadership as continued violence threatens to scuttle a peace deal to end America’s longest-running war. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Afghan officials: Taliban attack on army checkpoint kills 6

May. 11, 2020 4:49 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked an Afghan army checkpoint in eastern Laghman province, killing six soldiers and wounding five, the government said Monday. The insurgents claimed responsibility for the assault, which took place on Sunday night, just days after U.S. special envoy in new talks...

UN says 3 peacekeepers killed, 4 wounded in Mali attacks

May. 10, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said three peacekeepers from Chad were killed and four others seriously injured Sunday in attacks against a U.N. convoy in northern Mali using improvised explosive devices. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the...

Separatists claim bomb attack that killed 6 Pakistani troops

May. 9, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A small Pakistani separatist group claimed responsibility Saturday for targeting a security convoy with a roadside bomb that killed six soldiers, including an army major, in the country's southwest. Friday's attack in Baluchistan province took place as the troops, who were assigned...

Pakistan army: Roadside bomb in remote area kills 6 troops

May. 8, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bombing in a remote area in southwestern Pakistan, close to the border with Iran, struck a patrol vehicle on Friday, killing six soldiers, including an army major, the military said. A statement from the military said the attack happened as the troops, assigned to look...

Afghan official says 2 explosions rock Kabul; no injuries

May. 7, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two explosions, about an hour apart, struck different areas of the Afghan capital late on Thursday, an official said. There were no casualties but some damage to a power station was reported. The first explosion hit the power station in the north of Kabul while the second, from a...

Egypt: Sinai bomb causes at least 10 casualties among troops

Apr. 30, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An explosion hit a military armored convoy in the Sinai peninsula Thursday, causing at least 10 casualties among soldiers who are participating in a campaign against an Islamic insurgency in the volatile region, Egyptian authorities reported. The military spokesman, Tamer Refai, did not...

An Afghan woman receives free wheat donated by the Afghan government ahead of the upcoming Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, during a quarantine for the coronavirus, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

3 policemen die in attacks on Afghan police chief, governor

Apr. 21, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two separate bombings in Afghanistan targeted a senior police chief and a provincial governor on Tuesday, killing three policemen and wounding several people, including the police chief, local officials said. In the first attack, police chief Ghulam Sakhi Ghafoori was on his way...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020 file photo, visitors walk next to the reflecting pool at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has announced that it will offer a recorded, one-hour television program in place of a live ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

25 years after Oklahoma City bombing, anxiety remains high

Apr. 16, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In the 25 years since a truck bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City and killed 168 people, the United States has suffered through foreign wars, a rise in mass shootings and a much deadlier act of terror, the Sept. 11 attacks. But the April 19, 1995, assault...