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Nearly 100 killed in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul

Saturday, 27 January 2018

An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. “The suicide bomber used an ambulance to pass through the checkpoints. He passed through the first checkpoint saying he was taking a patient to Jamuriate hospital and at the second checkpoint he was recognized and blew his explosive-laden car,” interior ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told ...

Twin car bombs kill at least 35 in Libya’s Benghazi

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The death toll following a double car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night has risen to at least 35, a hospital spokeswoman said. A further 60 people were injured and the number of fatalities could rise, Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for the city’s al-Jala hospital, told AFP. An explosives-rigged vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in the central neighborhood of Al-Sleimani, a security source said. READ ALSO: Car bomb in central Benghazi wounds former ...

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

Monday, 15 January 2018

A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris. The high-rise building, constructed in the late 1990s, is part of a two-tower complex in the heart of the financial district and houses dozens of other offices including the World Bank. It was the target of a car bombing by Isis militants in September 2000. Police ruled out a bomb as a cause of ...

ISIS claims Kabul suicide bomb attack that killed 35

Thursday, 28 December 2017

ISIS claimed a suicide bomb attack carried out on Thursday on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shi'ite cultural centre in Kabul, the group's Amaq news agency said in an online statement. The suicide attack was carried out by one bomber wearing a vest and followed three other bomb blasts in the same area, the statement said. The agency offered no evidence for the claim of responsibility for the attack, which killed dozens of people. It was earlier reported that ...

ISIS says it used suicide car bomb against Egyptian police

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The extremist ISIS group says it used a suicide car bomb in its deadly attack on a police convoy in the turbulent north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The account given by Egypt’s Interior Ministry of Monday’s attack says that a car rushed toward the convoy exploded when policemen in the convoy shot at it. Egyptian security and military officials say four armored vehicles and a fifth one carrying signal-jamming equipment were destroyed in the attack and a police pickup was ...

‘Blockbuster’ WWII bomb to force evacuation of 60,000 in Germany

Sunday, 3 September 2017

At least 60,000 people will be forced from their homes in central Frankfurt on Sunday, as Germany begins an operation to defuse a huge unexploded World War II bomb dubbed “blockbuster”.It will be the biggest evacuation of its kind in post-war Germany, Frankfurt’s security chief Markus Frank said. The 1.8-tonne British bomb, which German media said was nicknamed “Wohnblockknacker” – or blockbuster – for its ability to wipe out whole streets and flatten ...

Yemen roadside bombing kills 12 civilians

Monday, 14 August 2017

A roadside explosion killed 12 civilians and wounded four in southern Yemen on Monday when a bomb targeting a military car hit their vehicle instead, a security source said. "The bomb was planted on a road in the Qaataba district of Daleh province and hit a civilian vehicle instead," said the source, who requested anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the press. Daleh, south of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, is controlled by government forces. Yemeni Special Forces trained by ...

10 killed in blitz car bomb attack in Egypt’s Sinai

Friday, 7 July 2017

A car bomb followed by fierce gunfire was unleashed on a military checkpoint in northeastern Sinai Peninsula on Friday, leaving 10 Egyptian security troops including a special forces colonel dead and wounding at least 20, authorities said. The officials said the blitz attack started when a suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint at a military compound in the southern Rafah village of el-Barth, followed by heavy gunfire from dozens of masked militants on foot. The dead included a ...

Egyptian officer killed and four injured in Cairo explosion

Sunday, 18 June 2017

An Egyptian police officer was killed and four others were injured in an explosion targeting a security patrol in the Maadi area south of Cairo.The Egyptian Interior Ministry said that at around 1:00 am on Sunday morning, a group of officers and a member of the Central Security Forces were passing by Al-Basatin Police Station when a roadside bomb exploded.The ministry said that the incident resulted in the killing of the first lieutenant Ali Ahmed Shawki Ali Abdul Khaliq, and wounding four ...

PHOTOS: Youngest victim of Alexandria’s church bombing breaks hearts

Monday, 10 April 2017

No older than 3, the youngest victim of Sunday’s Alexandria church bombing has broken the hearts of Egyptians and people around the world. Lucinda and her mother were attending the Saint Mark’s Church when the two bomb blasts hit, killing at least 44 and injuring more than 100 others. The Coptic community in Egypt was marking Palm Sunday when the tragedy struck. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Aamaq news agency. The terror outfit had recently warned it would step ...

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