Latest Improvised explosives News

Official says Yemeni journalist killed in explosion in Aden

Jun. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni journalist was killed when his car exploded while he was driving in the southern port city of Aden, an official said Thursday, the latest such attack in the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government. Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani...

Nigeria church: 38 killed in attack during Sunday service

Jun. 07, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ABUJA. Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen with explosives killed at least 38 persons including five children in an attack on a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria, the Ondo State Catholic Diocese has told The Associated Press. Some of the dead "were taken to private hospitals and we have...

Florida mom channels grief into fight against vet suicides

Jun. 04, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

Janos “John” Lutz was 19 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps out of high school, aiming to do his part for his country in the aftermath of the 911 terrorist attacks. As he hoped, he was deployed to the front lines in Iraq. Janine Lutz recalls the first time that...

2 UN peacekeepers killed in 6th incident in Mali in 2 weeks

Jun. 04, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed Friday when their armored personnel carrier hit an improvised explosive device in central Mali in the sixth incident in less than two weeks targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic...

Bombing targets Pakistani security forces, kills passerby

May. 12, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeted a van carrying Pakistani security forces in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing a passerby and wounding 13 people, police said. According to Sajjad Khan, a local police chief, the attack took place in the...

Danish tourist killed in roadside bombing in northern Iraq

May. 06, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A Danish national was killed by a roadside bomb while cycling in northern Iraq, the country's local Kurdish authorities said Friday, blaming Turkish Kurdish insurgents for planting the device. According to a statement from police in the Dohuk region, Torbjorn...

IS claims bombing targeting Shiites in north Afghanistan

Apr. 29, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan claimed responsibility on Friday for two bombings in the country's north that targeted the country’s minority Hazara ethnic group a day earlier. The car bombings Thursday in Mazar-e-Sharif killed at least nine...

Northwestern Indiana middle school student faces bomb charge

Apr. 28, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana middle school student faces a charge of possessing a destructive device after two improvised explosive devices were found inside a backpack, authorities said. A Union Township Middle School administrator notified a resource officer...

Blasts across Afghanistan kill at least 10, injure dozens

Apr. 21, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions across Afghanistan on Thursday killed at least 10 people and wounded scores more, according to police and hospital officials. No one immediately took responsibility for the deadly explosions, but they mostly targeted the country’s...

Investigators: Drone that crashed in Croatia carried a bomb

Apr. 13, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A military drone that apparently flew all the way from the Ukrainian war zone over three European NATO member states before crashing in the Croatian capital was armed with an explosive device, Croatian crash investigators said Wednesday. The 6-ton Soviet-era...