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IS claims bombing at Shiite center in northern Afghanistan

Mar. 13, 2023 07:13 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bombing over the weekend at a cultural center run by the minority Shiite community in northern Afghanistan that killed one person and wounded eight people. The Tabian center of the Hazaras in Balkh's...

Suicide bombing in SW Pakistan kills 10 police officers

Mar. 06, 2023 20:15 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle Monday rammed a police truck in Pakistan's restive southwest, killing 10 police officers and wounding 12 in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces in recent months, authorities said. The newly formed Tehreek-e-Jihad...

'Powder keg' for 9/11: 1993 trade center bombing remembered

Feb. 26, 2023 18:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lolita Jackson was at her 72nd-floor desk in the World Trade Center, feeling like she worked at the top of the world. Then came the boom, and smoke started curling in from an elevator shaft. Unsure what was happening, she joined thousands of other office workers on...

Report: Istanbul bomb suspect killed in operation in Syria

Feb. 24, 2023 07:03 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces have killed the alleged mastermind behind a deadly Istanbul street bombing in an operation in northern Syria, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported on Friday. The man, identified as Halil Menci, was “neutralized” on Wednesday in an...

UK to probe whether 1998 Omagh bomb could have been stopped

Feb. 02, 2023 12:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government said Thursday it will hold a public inquiry into whether the deadliest bombing in Northern Ireland’s decades of violence could have been prevented. Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris announced a judge-led independent probe of the 1998...

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74

Jan. 30, 2023 23:08 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were...

Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found

Jan. 30, 2023 23:05 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found.

Sri Lanka church seeks criminal justice for Easter bombings

Jan. 13, 2023 06:26 AM EST

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church urged the country Friday to criminally prosecute its former leader for negligence, a day after the top court ordered him to pay compensation to the victims of the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed nearly 270 people. Two local Muslim groups that...

Sri Lankan court orders ex-leader to pay victims of bombings

Jan. 13, 2023 00:20 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that inaction by the country’s former president and four others led to Easter Sunday bomb attacks in 2019 that killed nearly 270 people and ordered them to pay compensation for violating the basic rights of the victims and...

Death toll in Somalia twin bombings rises to at least 35

Jan. 05, 2023 09:37 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A doctor says the death toll in a pair of suicide car bombings in Somalia early Wednesday has risen to at least 35, including nine members of the same family, in one of the worst attacks by al-Shabab extremists in retaliation for a government offensive described as...