Latest Suicide bombings News

Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

Jul. 22, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing. Hashem Abedi appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Monday via video-link from Belmarsh Prison in southeast London. Judge Nigel Sweeney ordered the...

Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33

Jul. 19, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to police and health officials. Several of the wounded were in critical condition, they said. No group immediately claimed...

IS claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's Sinai

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two people, including a civilian, and wounded three in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The militant group says in a statement on an IS-affiliate website that an IS militant named Abu Omar El-Seedy...

Manchester Arena bombing suspect denies 22 counts of murder

Jul. 18, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The brother of the suicide bomber who killed almost two dozen people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester two years ago appeared in court Thursday to face 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi's lawyer, Zafar Ali, said his client denied the charges. The 22-year-old is the younger brother of...

Brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber arrested in UK

Jul. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people was arrested Wednesday at a London airport after being extradited from Libya, British police said. Greater Manchester Police said Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi, has been arrested for...

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...