Latest Suicide bombings News

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, the icons for the smartphone app TikTok on a smartphone screen in Beijing. A TikTok executive told a British parliamentary committee Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020 the video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

TikTok says coordinated attack behind suicide clip uploads

Sep. 22, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. The company found evidence of a “coordinated attack" when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the popular...

In this photo provided by the Lantawan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, rescuers check the still smoldering remains of a Philippine air force S-76A Sikorsky helicopter after it crashed in Basilan island, southern Philippines on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020. The helicopter was en route to airlift troops wounded from a recent suicide bombing crashed on a southern island Wednesday, killing all four crew members on board, officials said. (Lantawan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office via AP)

Philippine air force helicopter crashes, 4 crew killed

Sep. 16, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine air force helicopter on its way to airlift troops wounded in a recent suicide bombing crashed on a southern island Wednesday, killing all four crew members on board, officials said. The Sikorsky S-76A took off from southern Zamboanga city for a flight to nearby...

Moroccan police: IS cell dismantled, was plotting attacks

Sep. 11, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities say police arrested five people suspected of plotting suicide bombings and being part of an extremist network linked to the Islamic State group. One suspect set off an explosive as police moved in during coordinated raids in four cities, and one officer was...

Suicide bomber kills 2, wounds 6 outside mosque in Somalia

Sep. 11, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in the southern port city of Kismayo as Friday prayers ended, killing two people. Sahal Nur told The Associated Press that the bomber detonated his explosives belt near the gate of the mosque as worshippers were...

Suicide bomber kills 3, including child, in Somali capital

Sep. 9, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali official says a suicide bomber killed at least three civilians, including a young boy, at a restaurant in Somalia's capital Wednesday evening. Ismail Mukhtar, spokesman for Somalia’s information ministry, told The Associated Press that seven other people were...

US soldier hurt, 2 Somali soldiers dead in al-Shabab attack

Sep. 7, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. soldier was wounded and two Somali soldiers were killed when an al-Shabab suicide bomber tried to pass a checkpoint and attack a military compound in southern Somalia but was stopped by the partner forces, the countries said Monday. A Somali information ministry statement...

Taliban attacked a military base in Afghanistan, killing 3

Aug. 31, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents launched a complex attack Tuesday morning against a military base in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three public protection forces, an official said. Five other forces were wounded in the attack, said Abdul Rahman Mangal, a spokesman for the governor in...

Gunmen kill 9 motorcycle riders in southern Philippines

Aug. 30, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen blocked a group of motorcycle riders then opened fire with assault rifles in a busy downtown area in the southern Philippines, killing nine people, police said Sunday, in the latest violence to roil the volatile region. Police officials said the attack on the victims, who...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, vehicles burn following a bomb attack that targeted the motorcade of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, killing him and 22 others in Beirut, Lebanon. More than 15 years after the truck bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut, a U.N.-backed tribunal in the Netherlands is announcing verdicts this in the trial of four members of the militant group Hezbollah allegedly involved in the killing, which deeply divided the tiny country. (AP Photo/File)

Family of convicted Hezbollah member denounces 'injustice'

Aug. 27, 2020 3:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The family of a Hezbollah member convicted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri described Thursday the guilty verdict handed down by a U.N.-backed tribunal as a “grave injustice.” The comment was the first by relatives of Salim Ayyash, who was...

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Soldiers retrieve bodies at a site of an explosion in the town of Jolo, Sulu province, southern Philippines, Monday Aug. 24, 2020. Bombs exploded in a southern Philippine town Monday, killing several soldiers and wounding other military personnel and civilians despite extra tight security due to threats from Abu Sayyaf militants. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)

Army chief: Militant leader likely killed in Philippines

Aug. 25, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf militants may have staged suicide bombings that killed 14 people to avenge the death of a Filipino leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines following a clash with troops last month, the army chief said Tuesday. Army commanding general Cirilito...