Latest Suicide bombings News

EU gives counterterror support package to Sri Lanka

Jul. 15, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union said Monday that it has agreed to provide an 8.5 million euro ($9.6 million) package to help Sri Lanka battle terrorism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. It said EU officials held talks on Monday with Sri Lanka's acting...

Child suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding

Jul. 12, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding early Friday in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others, police officials said. Among those killed was Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia who had organized the...

DNA tests confirm identity of 1st Filipino suicide attacker

Jul. 10, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — DNA tests have confirmed the identity of the first known Filipino suicide bomber in the country's south, an alarming milestone that underscores the need for public vigilance and a modernized armed forces, officials said Wednesday. Two attackers carrying explosives killed three...

Sri Lanka government faces no-confidence vote over attacks

Jul. 10, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament on Wednesday began debating a no-confidence motion against the government for failing to prevent Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. The opposition Marxist Peoples' Liberation Front submitted a motion accusing the ruling coalition of...

Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

Jul. 9, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government announced Tuesday it will reduce ground handling charges for airlines and slash aviation fuel prices and embarkation fees to help the country's vital tourism industry recover after Easter suicide bombings killed more than 250 people. Tourism Minister John...

Afghan officials say car bomb kills 12, wounds scores

Jul. 7, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban carried out a devastating suicide car bombing in central Afghanistan Sunday that killed 12 people and wounded over 150 others, said Afghan officials. The attack came as an all-Afghan peace conference, which includes the Taliban, was underway Sunday in Doha in an effort...

Death toll in Tunisia bombings rises to 2; IS claims role

Jul. 4, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A passerby wounded in a Tunisian suicide bombing has died of injuries, bringing the death toll to two in an attack that rattled the country at the height of tourist season. Interior Ministry spokesman Sofiane Zaag announced the death on Radio Mosaique on Thursday. A police officer was...

Visits to Sri Lanka down sharply after hotel, church attacks

Jul. 3, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rapidly declined in June, showing the severe economic impact of the Easter bombings on the Indian Ocean island nation. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said Wednesday there were 63,072 tourist visits to Sri Lanka last month, a drop of 57%...

Pakistan says explosion in Kashmir kills 5 soldiers

Jul. 3, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion killed five of Pakistani soldiers and wounded one near the heavily militarized border with neighboring India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said on Wednesday. India and Pakistan have fought several wars over the control of Kashmir, which both...

Tunisia: Alleged mastermind of twin suicide bombings killed

Jul. 3, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Authorities in Tunisia say the man who was the alleged "brain" behind twin suicide bombings that shook the capital last week was killed while being pursued by police. Sofiane Selliti, ,a spokesman for anti-terrorism prosecutors, said Wednesday that police were chasing suspect Aymen...