Latest Suicide bombings News

IS claims bomb attack targeting US-backed force in Syria

May. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A spokesman for a U.S.-backed force in Syria says a suicide bomber from the Islamic State extremist group detonated his explosives on a road in northern Syria, targeting a joint convoy belonging to the force and the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition. Mustafa Bali is a spokesman for the Kurdish-led...

Sri Lankan army probes possible additional extremist groups

May. 16, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's army chief said Thursday that other groups of Islamic extremists could be operating in the country independent of the one that carried out Easter Sunday bomb attacks. "There could be other groups, definitely," Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake said. "To what extent are they...

Anxiety, hope as church schools wait to reopen in Sri Lanka

May. 15, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month's devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels. All of the island nation's schools were set to reopen the day after the...

At least 3 killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

May. 14, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber tried to enter the Warta Nabada district headquarters, which is close to...

Sri Lanka imposes curfew, blocks social media amid violence

May. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government imposed a nationwide curfew Monday and temporarily blocked social media following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, officials said. Acting police chief C.D. Wickramaratne...

Sri Lanka Catholics hold 1st Sunday Mass since attacks

May. 12, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka held the first regular Sunday Mass since the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels killed more than 250 people. Military forces and police armed with assault rifles patrolled the streets leading to churches and stood guard outside the...

IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

May. 10, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market the previous day that killed 8 people. The extremist group released a statement early on Friday saying the bomber detonated his explosives vest at the Jamila marketplace in Baghdad's sprawling Shiite...

Iraqi official: Suicide bomber kills 8 in Baghdad market

May. 9, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has attacked a marketplace in Baghdad's Sadr City suburb, killing eight people and wounding 15. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of media regulations, said the assailant detonated his explosives vest Thursday evening....

The Latest: Mass held at church where 100 died in bombing

May. 9, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people when suicide bombers struck three churches and three hotels (all times local): 12 a.m. The first Catholic mass has been celebrated at St. Sebastian's Church in the Sri Lankan city of Negombo...

Suicide bombing outside Pakistan shrine kills 10

May. 8, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked security forces guarding a famous Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 20 others, police said. Hizbul Ahrar, an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack,...