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US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

Apr. 10, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on Tuesday the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported among the fatalities. The U.S. and NATO Resolute...

The Latest: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 9, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Wednesday The Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in Afghanistan on Monday. They are Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks,...

Police: Indian Maoist rebels kill 5 before national election

Apr. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

DANTEWADA, India (AP) — Maoist rebels staged a deadly attack Tuesday on a convoy of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, killing a state party lawmaker and four other people in his vehicle with an improvised explosive device in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police said. The rebels detonated...

US forces say 3 American service members and a US contractor killed in roadside bombing near air base in Afghanistan

Apr. 8, 2019 3:10 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US forces say 3 American service members and a US contractor killed in roadside bombing near air base in Afghanistan.

Bomb in Somalia's capital injures 6 near police academy

Apr. 4, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb exploded near the gate of a police academy in the capital, Mogadishu, injuring six people on Thursday evening. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said that the blast was apparently targeting the Gen. Kahiye Police Academy. There were no immediate details...

Suspected car bomb in southern Mexico injures none

Apr. 3, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero are investigating an apparent car bombing that caused no injuries, but damaged seven vehicles in a rural town. Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez said in a statement Wednesday that investigators determined a gas cylinder...

16 dead after blast outside restaurant in Somalia's capital

Mar. 28, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least 16 people, police said Thursday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that the blast occurred as the restaurant in Mogadishu's Waberi district was crowded with diners. At...

The Latest: Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing up to 16

Mar. 28, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Police say the death toll in a car bombing in Somalia's capital has risen to 16, while the al-Shabab extremist group claims responsibility. Police Col. Mohamed Hassan tells The Associated Press that at least 17...

At least 10 dead in car bomb blast at restaurant in Somalia's capital; 7 wounded

Mar. 28, 2019 7:51 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 10 dead in car bomb blast at restaurant in Somalia's capital; 7 wounded.

Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead

Mar. 23, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen set off a suicide car bombing and then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said. It was the latest attack by Islamic extremists in the troubled Horn of Africa nation....