Latest Suicide bombings News

At least 6 killed in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital

May. 10, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say at least six people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a police station in the capital, Mogadishu. Spokesman Sadiq Ali Aden told reporters that another six people were wounded in Sunday night’s attack on the...

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...

At least 7 killed in suicide bombing in Somalia's capital

Apr. 28, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least seven people were killed and more than 11 others wounded when a vehicle exploded outside a police headquarters in Somalia’s capital, police and health officials said Wednesday. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. ...

Sri Lanka arrests top Muslim leader over 2019 Easter attacks

Apr. 24, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested a prominent Muslim lawmaker and his brother over suspected connections to the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people. Rishad Bathiudeen is a former Cabinet minister who currently...

Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison Thursday, saying he plotted to carry out a “barbaric and heinous” plot to kill as many people as he could with a suicide bombing attack in New York City's subway beneath Times Square in 2017. ...

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...

Bombing in hotel parking lot kills at least 4 in SW Pakistan

Apr. 21, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding at least nine others, police said. Security forces rushed to the Serena hotel and...

Sri Lankan archbishop asks Muslims to reject extremism

Apr. 21, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan Catholic archbishop appealed to the country's Muslims on Wednesday to reject extremism and join Catholics in determining the truth behind Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people. Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal...

Philippine troops kill Egyptian, 2 Filipino militants

Apr. 17, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops killed a suspected Egyptian would-be suicide bomber and two local Abu Sayyaf militants in what military officials said Saturday was a setback that would make it harder for gunmen linked to the Islamic State group to stage suicide attacks. ...

1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq's capital

Apr. 15, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq's military. The military said the blast in the capital's Sadr City, in the Habibiya neighborhood, was caused by a car laden with...