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Suicide-Bomb Attacks Target Two Afghan Mosques

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Suicide bomber kills 18 people at religious shrine in Pakistan

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Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

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Would-be suicide bomber sheds light on suspected Pakistani militant web

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria
Nigeria maintains Boko Haram is a spent force but its continued attacks underline the lingering threat, particularly to civilians Nigeria maintains Boko Haram is a spent force but its continued attacks underline the lingering threat, particularly to civilians (AFP Photo/Stefan HEUNIS) Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists   Read More ...
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Teenage suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria mosque attack, police say
Authorities said a teenage suicide bomber killed at least 50 people who had gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria in one of the deadliest attacks in the region for years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the town of Mubi in Adamawa state. The AFP news agency reported that it was blamed on extremists from the militant group Boko Haram, who are based in neighboring Borno state and have carried out numerous similar assaults   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria in deadliest attack this year
YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. “Some of the dead were in pieces beyond recognition,” said Bayi Muhammad, a worshipper at the mosque in Mubi who said he only escaped the blast because he was late for early morning prayers   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria
A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Abubakar Othman, a police spokesman in Adamawa state, said the death toll from the attack in the town of Mubi is 50 people, but "there could be more as those seriously injured could add to the figure   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria
YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Abubakar Othman, a police spokesman in Adamawa state, said the death toll from the attack in the town of Mubi is 50 people, but “there could be more as those seriously injured could add to the figure   Read More ...
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Teenage suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria mosque attack
Authorities said a teenage suicide bomber killed at least 50 people who had gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria in one of the deadliest attacks in the region for years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the town of Mubi in Adamawa state. The AFP news agency reported that it was blamed on extremists from the militant group Boko Haram, who are based in neighboring Borno state and have carried out numerous similar assaults   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 15 in northeast Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people at a mosque in the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi on Tuesday, a local government official said. Ahmed Musa, chairman of Mubi council, said dozens of people had been injured. A rescue official, who did not want to be named, said the death toll was around 30. Mubi is a town in Adamawa, a state in which Boko Haram militants held territory in 2014, although the insurgents were pushed out of those areas by troops in early 2015   Read More ...
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At least 20 killed as teenage suicide bomber detonates at northern Nigeria mosque, police say
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Hero officer saves lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan - Fourteen people were killed and 18 others were injured when an attacker detonated a bomb at a political gathering a Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. But authorities say those numbers could be much larger had it not been for the selfless actions of one police officer. Lieutenant Sayed Basam Pacha, 25. shouted at the suspect to stop before he ran toward the suspect and bearhugged him   Read More ...
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Suicide bombers carry out deadly attack in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Four suicide bombers detonated in Nigeria's Borno state capital and killed 14 people, wounding another 29, police said Wednesday, in one of the largest such attacks in the city in years. The deafening blasts could be heard in the evening in Maiduguri, the home of the Boko Haram extremist insurgency. Police spokesman Victor Isukwu said the two male and two female bombers targeted crowded parts of Muna Gari suburb   Read More ...
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4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in Nigeria in one of largest Boko Haram attacks in years
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4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in northern Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Police in Nigeria say four suicide bombers have detonated in the Borno state capital and killed 14 people while wounding another 29. The deafening blasts could be heard Wednesday evening in Maiduguri, the home of the Boko Haram extremist insurgency. This was one of the largest such attacks in the city in years. Police spokesman Victor Isukwu says the two male and two female bombers targeted crowded parts of Muna Gari suburb   Read More ...
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Suicide bombers kill 10 in Nigeria's Maiduguri: emergency official
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suicide bomb attackers killed 10 people and wounded 30 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday, an emergency agency official said. Islamist militant group Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people since 2009 as part of its attempt to create an Islamic state in the Lake Chad basin. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attack, which emergency officials and members of a government-approved vigilante group said was carried out by four female bombers in the Muna Garage district of Maiduguri at about 06:00 p   Read More ...
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Witnesses: Suicide bomber attacks security in southern Yemen
ADEN, Yemen – Witnesses say a suicide bomber has rammed his vehicle into security forces at a building in central Aden in southern Yemen, killing and injuring scores. Residents heard a large explosion early Tuesday morning as far as several kilometers (miles) away and saw thick black smoke rising from the area. The attack took place in the Sheikh Othman district in the central part of the city   Read More ...
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Suicide bombers kill at least six in attack in Yemeni city: witnesses
ADEN (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers detonated a car packed with explosives in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least six people, witnesses said. Dozens of other people, including civilians, were wounded in the attack, which occurred outside a camp used by a local security force organized by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Witnesses described a huge explosion that shook the al-Mansoura district in northern Aden, destroying at least one building and shattering windows in others   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber attacks security in southern Yemen
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Witnesses say a suicide bomber has rammed his vehicle into security forces at a building in central Aden in southern Yemen, killing and injuring scores. Residents heard a large explosion early Tuesday morning as far as several kilometers (miles) away and saw thick black smoke rising from the area. The attack took place in the Sheikh Othman district in the central part of the city   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills at least four in attack in Yemeni city: witnesses
ADEN (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside a camp used by security force in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday killing at least four people, witnesses said. Several people were wounded in the attack outside the camp known as the Security Belt, in the Mansoura district of Aden, they said. Reporting by Mohammed Mokhashaf; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Robert Birsel   Read More ...
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Official: Suicide bomber kills Afghan businessman
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has killed one businessman and wounded two others outside a restaurant in northern Balkh province. Shir Jan Durani, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said the attack Thursday in the capital Mazari apparently targeted businessman Abdul Ghani, who was killed. Abdul Razaq Qaderi, deputy provincial police chief, said Ghani was a former militant and former governor of Marmul district   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills Afghan businessman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has killed one businessman and wounded two others outside a restaurant in northern Balkh province. Shir Jan Durani, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said the attack Thursday in the capital Mazari apparently targeted businessman Abdul Ghani, who was killed. Abdul Razaq Qaderi, deputy provincial police chief, said Ghani was a former militant and former governor of Marmul district   Read More ...
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The slow destruction of much-loved masgouf, an Iraqi national dish
ISIS suicide bombers devour it as a last supper. Iraqi exiles clamor for it. Such was Saddam Hussein's love of this fishy delicacy that it might have even betrayed his whereabouts to U.S. troops. For centuries, Iraqis of all stripes, sects and political persuasions have gone to great lengths for masgouf, the country's de facto national dish. From the mountainous Kurdish north to the marshy, largely Shiite Arab south, Iraqis bond over this smoky, belt-busting extravagance, even when they can agree on nothing else   Read More ...
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IS suicide bomber hits local TV in Kabul; at least 2 killed
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, struck a local TV station in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least two guards, officials said. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the assault. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the casualties were a male and a female security guard at Shamshad TV. "There were two attackers and both have been killed," Danish said shortly after the attack, adding that the police have sealed off the station and were combing the premises   Read More ...
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IS suicide bomber hits local TV in Kabul; at least 2 killed
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, struck a local TV station in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least two guards, officials said. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the assault. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the casualties were a male and a female security guard at Shamshad TV. "There were two attackers and both have been killed," Danish said shortly after the attack, adding that the police have sealed off the station and were combing the premises   Read More ...
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IS suicide bomber hits local TV in Kabul; at least 2 killed
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, struck a local TV station in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least two guards, officials said. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the assault. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the casualties were a male and a female security guard at Shamshad TV. "There were two attackers and both have been killed," Danish said shortly after the attack, adding that the police have sealed off the station and were combing the premises   Read More ...
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IS suicide bomber hits local TV in Kabul; at least 2 killed
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, struck a local TV station in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least two guards, officials said. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the assault. Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the two casualties were a male and a female security guard at Shamshad TV. "There were two attackers and both have been killed," Danish said shortly after the attack, adding that the police have sealed off the station and were combing the premises   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber strikes security HQ in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say a large suicide car bomb has struck a security headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, killing several people and setting off clashes. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, said the exact toll from Sunday's attack was not yet known. Yemen is embroiled in a war between the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government, which is allied with a Saudi-led military coalition   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber strikes security HQ in Yemen's Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say a large suicide car bomb has struck a security headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, killing several people and setting off clashes. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, said the exact toll from Sunday's attack was not yet known. Yemen is embroiled in a war between the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government, which is allied with a Saudi-led military coalition   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills 5 near US Embassy in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck near the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing five people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Mujro said another 20 people were wounded in the blast, which took place in a heavily-guarded area housing several diplomatic missions and the offices of international organizations. IS claimed the bombing in a brief statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, without specifying the target   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills 5 near US Embassy in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing five people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Mujro said another 20 people were wounded in the blast, which took place in a heavily-guarded area housing several diplomatic missions and the offices of international organizations. IS claimed the bombing in a brief statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, without specifying the target   Read More ...
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Boko Haram’s Victims and Perpetrators: Shining a Light on the Unseen
Photo I was driving down the street in Maiduguri, Nigeria, not long ago when a billboard caught my eye. It was an image of a wild-eyed girl with explosives strapped to her chest and a plume of black smoke in the background. “Stop terrorism,” was printed in red over the girl’s head. The city was reeling from a recent epidemic of suicide bombings, many carried out by teenage girls   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills 13 others in northeast Nigerian city: police official
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said. The area is home to a camp for those who have fled the conflict with the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Peter Cooney. Our Standards:   Read More ...
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Suicide-Bomb Attacks Target Two Afghan Mosques
KABUL—Suicide bombers in Afghanistan killed at least 69 people in attacks on two mosques Friday, officials said, as the targets in the country’s latest escalation of violence shifted from government security forces to worshipers observing the Muslim day of prayer.   Read More ...
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At least 60 dead after suicide bombers attack mosques in Afghanistan
Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.   Read More ...
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Two mosques bombed in Afghanistan as death toll in a week of attacks climbs to nearly 200
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque packed with worshipers in Kabul on Friday evening, killing 39 people and wounding dozens as the toll from a week of devastating bombings in Afghanistan continued to rise. It was the second time in less than two months that militants attacked a Shiite Muslim house of worship in Kabul. Both attacks were claimed by loyalists of the Islamic State militant group, which regards Shiites as apostates   Read More ...
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63 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in Afghanistan
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. The Afghan president issued a statement condemning both attacks and saying that country's security forces would step up the fight to "eliminate the terrorists who target Afghans of all religions and tribes   Read More ...
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Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30
A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in a western Kabul neighborhood during evening prayers on Friday, killing at least 30 people, Afghan officials. And in western Ghor province, a suicide blast struck a Sunni mosque, also during Friday prayers, killing 10 people. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, the latest in what has been a particularly devastating week that saw Taliban attacks kill scores across the country   Read More ...
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Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead
KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a Shi‘ite Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippers there, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said. At least 39 people died in the blast at the Imam Zaman mosque in the city’s western Dasht-e-Barchi district, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said   Read More ...
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Dozens dead in mosque blast in Kabul, report says
KABUL — Dozens of worshipers were killed Friday when suicide bombers struck two city mosques in an escalation of violence in Afghanistan this week that has left at least 150 people dead. In Kabul, a suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a Shiite mosque on the southwestern fringe of the city, killing dozens of people on a weekend day in Afghanistan reserved for prayer and reflection   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi‘ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country’s Shi‘ite minority. The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, as Shi‘ite worshippers gathered for prayers. A senior security official said the exact number of casualties was unknown but that security forces at the scene had removed at least 30 bodies   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber strikes mosque in Afghan capital Kabul: official
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a Shi‘ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said. A senior security official said security forces at the scene had removed at least 30 dead bodies, but that the exact number of casualties was unknown. Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Catherine Evans. Our   Read More ...
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Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said. The attack killed five police officials and two passers-by on the outskirts of the volatile frontier city, Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said. He said another 22 people were wounded, eight of them critically   Read More ...
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