Latest Suicide bombings News

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and...

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

Apr. 17, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. The body of 18-year-old high...

The Latest: Plane tickets, gun buy raised FBI's concerns

Apr. 17, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say a teenager who was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack raised suspicions after making...

Pakistani minority Shiites end days-long protest in Quetta

Apr. 16, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's minority Shite Muslims have ended their days-long sit-in after successful talks with the government, which promised more steps to protect them in the southwestern city of Quetta following a suicide bombing there last week. Members of the Hazara community ended their...

IS claims suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed 20

Apr. 13, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta a day earlier that killed twenty people. The Sunni militant group, which has repeatedly targeted Pakistan's minority Shiites, said in a statement...

Suicide bombing at open-air market in Pakistan kills 20

Apr. 12, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others, police and hospital officials said. Shortly after the bombing, struck near a Shiite residential area, dozens of angry Shiite...

Militants kill 3 Syrian troops, bomb US-led coalition patrol

Apr. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants in Syria, disguised as farmers and wearing suicide belts, attacked a military post belonging to government forces on Tuesday in the country's northwest, setting off clashes that killed three soldiers, state media reported. In a separate attack in the country's northeast,...

Suicide attack kills 4 police, 3 civilians in Egypt's Sinai

Apr. 9, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Four Egyptian policemen and three civilians, including a child, were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt's Interior Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that the bomber attacked police forces who were inspecting a market in...

Pakistan, India trade fire in disputed Kashmir: 7 people die

Apr. 2, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and India traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, leaving seven people dead — three Pakistani soldiers, a Pakistani villager, an Indian woman and a girl and a member of the Indian paramilitary troops, officials said Tuesday. The fatalities were some of the...

The Latest: Death toll in Mogadishu car bombing up to 16

Mar. 28, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Police say the death toll in a car bombing in Somalia's capital has risen to 16, while the al-Shabab extremist group claims responsibility. Police Col. Mohamed Hassan tells The Associated Press that at least 17...