Latest Improvised explosives News

Afghan Taliban announce 3-day cease-fire for Muslim holiday

May. 10, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday announced a three-day cease-fire for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan this week. But hours later, a roadside bombing killed 11 passengers on a bus in eastern Afghanistan — the latest in...

Bomb explodes near school, wounds 21 in western Afghanistan

May. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded near a school in western Afghanistan on Monday wounding 21 people, many them young students, a provincial official said. Ambulances rushed to the site and took the wounded to nearby hospitals, said Abdul Jabar Shahiq, head of...

Suicide truck bomber hits Afghan guest house, killing 21

Apr. 30, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a powerful suicide truck bombing that struck a guest house in eastern Afghanistan rose to 21 with as many as 90 others wounded, officials said Saturday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the late Friday night...

Bomb targets police van in southwest Pakistan, kills officer

Apr. 28, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful roadside bomb went off near a police vehicle in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing an officer and wounding five others, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the town of Qilla Abdullah in...

Police allege man left explosive device at police station

Apr. 25, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A 50-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly leaving an improvised explosive device and causing a fire outside the Terre Haute Police Department. Curtis T. Hogan of Terre Haute was booked into Vigo County Jail on charges of possession...

Death toll from suicide car bombing rises to 5 in Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An overnight attack at a luxury hotel in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide car bombing and the death toll has risen to five, the country's interior minister and police said Thursday. In a statement, the counter-terrorism department said...

Car bomb kills 3 in Afghanistan, 10 troops killed in north

Apr. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bombing killed at least three civilians in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, and at least 10 security troops were killed in the country's north. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the suicide car...

UN chief warns that use of IEDs is increasing globally

Apr. 08, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the use of improvised explosive devices is increasing as conflicts become more urbanized and armed groups proliferate, and he urged nations to work together to curb the threat from those weapons as well as land...

1,800 inmates escape Nigeria prison after gunmen attack

Apr. 05, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades launched a series of coordinated attacks overnight in southeastern Nigeria, targeting a prison where more than 1,800 inmates then managed to escape, authorities said Monday. The...

Bus in Kenya's hostile north hits roadside bomb, 4 killed

Mar. 24, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says four passengers were killed and dozens wounded when a bus hit an improvised bomb on a main road in the northern county of Mandera, near the border with Somalia. The bus was heading to Mandera town when it ran over an...