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Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Aug. 18, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan...

A look at deadliest attacks in Afghanistan in recent years

Aug. 18, 2019 11:34 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...

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...

Thai court approves continued detention of 2 bomb suspects

Aug. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday extended the detention of two suspects accused of planting two small bombs in front of police headquarters in Bangkok while Southeast Asian foreign ministers were meeting nearby. The two men were arrested as they traveled south just hours after the devices...

UN: Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside mall in Libya

Aug. 10, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

BENGHZI, Libya (AP) — A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire...

The Latest: Officials say car bomb kills 2 UN staff in Libya

Aug. 10, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on car bombing in Benghazi Libya (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Libyan health officials say two U.N. security staff were killed when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi. Benghazi is the stronghold of the self-styled Libyan National...

Health officials say two UN security staff have been killed in car bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

Aug. 10, 2019 10:19 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Health officials say two UN security staff have been killed in car bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, 145 wounded

Aug. 7, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the United States reported progress...

The Latest: Afghan officials say Kabul attack killed 14

Aug. 7, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in the Afghan capital of Kabul (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Afghan officials say 14 people were killed and 145 others were wounded in a Taliban suicide car bombing outside a police station in Kabul earlier in the day. Deputy Interior Minister Khoshal...

Afghan officials: 14 killed, 145 wounded in Taliban suicide car bombing at police station in Kabul earlier in the day

Aug. 7, 2019 6:56 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials: 14 killed, 145 wounded in Taliban suicide car bombing at police station in Kabul earlier in the day.