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Officials: Iraq arrests mastermind of deadly 2016 bombing

Oct. 18, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said Monday it has detained the mastermind behind a deadly 2016 bombing in a Baghdad shopping center, which killed around 300 people and wounded 250. The suicide car bombing in the central Karradah district was the deadliest attack by a single...

Bomb hits police bus in SW Pakistan, killing 1, wounding 15

Oct. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded near a police bus parked outside a university in southwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least one officer and wounding 15 other people, mostly civilians, a provincial minister said. The attack happened outside...

Car bomb in market of opposition-held Syrian town kills 4

Oct. 11, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Monday, killing at least four people, rescue workers and a war monitor said. Turkey's president, meanwhile, said his country was losing patience with...

Police: TV reporter killed in bomb attack in Pakistan

Oct. 11, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A local Pakistani journalist was killed in an overnight attack when a roadside bomb went off near his car in the country's southwest, police said Monday. Shahid Zehri, 35, was traveling in his car when the bomb exploded in the town of Hub in the...

Car bomb in Yemen targets officials, kills six others

Oct. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least six people were killed Sunday in Yemen's port city of Aden by a car bomb that targeted two senior government officials who survived, an official said. The explosion targeted the convoy of Agriculture Minister Salem al-Socotrai and Aden’s...

Bomb at Kabul mosque kills 5 civilians, Taliban say

Oct. 03, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five civilians were killed in a bomb blast outside a Kabul mosque Sunday, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since U.S. forces left at the end of August. There was no immediate claim of...

UN says 1 peacekeeper killed, 4 injured in Mali bomb attack

Oct. 03, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. convoy in Mali’s northern Kidal region was attacked by improvised explosive devices, killing one peacekeeper from Egypt and seriously injuring four others, the United Nations said Saturday. The attack on the convoy from the U.N....

Taliban say they have raided IS hideout north of Kabul

Oct. 01, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters raided a hideout of the Islamic State group north of the Afghan capital on Friday, killing and arresting an unspecified number of militants, a Taliban spokesman said. Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August,...

SBI provides details on arrest of ex-Highland Games manager

Sep. 30, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state agency provided new details Thursday on the arrest of a former office manager for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games on multiple charges, including attempted murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Angie Grube,...

Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks

Sep. 12, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. But the terrorist attacks in the United States changed forever the lives of Iraqis. In their aftermath, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, swiftly deposing the Taliban regime that had been sheltering Osama bin Laden, the...