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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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IS women suicide bombers hit back in Mosul; 15 die in Iraq

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2017 Ramadan Eid Mubarak, Eid Al-Fitr‬ Trends, But Grand Mosque Mecca Suicide Bomber Gets Attention

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2017 Ramadan Eid Mubarak, Eid Al-Fitr‬ Trends, But Grand Mosque Mecca Suicide Bomber Gets Attention


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Suicide bomber strikes near Shiite mosque in Kabul, 1 dead

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Suicide bomber strikes near Shiite mosque in Kabul, 1 dead

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Islamic State suicide bombers attack coalition base in Iraq
BAGHDAD – The U.S.-led coalition says several Islamic State suicide bombers have attacked one of its bases in northern Iraq, without causing any Iraqi or foreign casualties. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, the coalition spokesman, says all the attackers were killed. Dillon says Sunday's attack occurred in the area of the northern town of Hawija, one of the last pockets of IS control after the extremists were driven from Mosul earlier this year   Read More ...
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Islamic State suicide bombers attack coalition base in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition says several Islamic State suicide bombers have attacked one of its bases in northern Iraq, without causing any Iraqi or foreign casualties. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, the coalition spokesman, says all the attackers were killed. Dillon says Sunday's attack occurred in the area of the northern town of Hawija, one of the last pockets of IS control after the extremists were driven from Mosul earlier this year   Read More ...
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Girl suicide bomber attacks mosque in northern Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — An official says a suicide attack by a girl at a mosque in northern Cameroon has killed at least four people near the border with Nigeria. Cameroon's Far North governor Midjiyawa Bakari says the girl entered the mosque in Sanda-Wadjiri early Wednesday and detonated explosives. He would not give more details. Residents say two other people wounded in the attack have since died   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills 3 outside Afghan cricket stadium
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others, officials said. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said hundreds of people were inside watching a match when the bomber struck outside the gates where security guards were searching people. Health Ministry official Mohammad Salim Rasouli confirmed the death toll and said at least 12 people, including two children, were wounded   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber hits central Somalia town, kills 4
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber blew himself up near a government office in a central Somali town Sunday, killing at least four people. Col. Sabrie Ahmed said the bomber apparently intended to enter the regional administration's headquarters in Beledweyne, the provincial capital of Hiran province, but instead detonated an explosive belt strapped around his waist in a teashop outside the offices   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber attacks near U.S. base in Afghanistan to 'avenge' offensive leaflets
Hours after the U.S. military in Afghanistan apologized for distributing leaflets featuring an image “highly offensive” to Muslims, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up Wednesday outside a base used by American forces, wounding four civilians. The attack, which the Taliban said was to “avenge” the U.S. leaflets, indicated that the increasingly potent insurgent movement would attempt to capitalize on the latest cultural misstep by American forces in Afghanistan   Read More ...
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Turkish police kill suspected suicide bomber, thwart attack
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police on Wednesday shot and killed a suspected suicide bomber — believed to be an Islamic State militant —who was preparing to attack a police station in southern Turkey, officials said. The man was acting suspiciously near the police station in the southern city of Mersin, and was shot after he ignored police calls to stop, continued walking toward the complex, and appeared to be reaching for a cable dangling from his shoulder, the Mersin governor's office said in a statement   Read More ...
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Turkish police kill suspected suicide bomber
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says police have shot and killed a suspected suicide bomber near a police station in southern Turkey. Mustafa Ercan, the chief prosecutor for Mersin province, told state-run Anadolu Agency Wednesday that the suspect was wearing a suicide vest and is believed to have been preparing to attack the police station. Ercan said authorities suspect that the man was a militant of the Islamic State group   Read More ...
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Turkish police kill suspected suicide bomber
ANKARA, Turkey – An official says police have shot and killed a suspected suicide bomber near a police station in southern Turkey. Mustafa Ercan, the chief prosecutor for Mersin province, told state-run Anadolu Agency Wednesday that the suspect was wearing a suicide vest and is believed to have been preparing to attack the police station. Ercan said authorities suspect that the man was a militant of the Islamic State group   Read More ...
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Turkish police kill would-be suicide bomber near police station: media
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber who was set to attack a police station in the Mediterranean city of Mersin on Wednesday, the Dogan news agency reported. Mersin state prosecutor Mustafa Ercan told the state-run Anadolu news agency that the authorities were working on the assumption that the assailant was an Islamic State militant. Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan   Read More ...
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Suicide Attack Kills Seven at Iraqi Power Station
Photo Suicide bombers attacked a state-run power station north of Baghdad early on Saturday, killing seven people and forcing the site to shut down, police and army officials said. At least three gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the station near the northern city of Samarra. They used grenades to enter the site. “I was in my night shift and suddenly heard shooting and blasts,” said Raied Khalid, a worker who was wounded by shrapnel   Read More ...
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Suicide bombers attack power station north of Baghdad, killing seven: police
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Suicide bombers attacked a state-run power station north of Baghdad early on Saturday, killing seven people and forcing the facility to shut down, police and army sources said. At least three gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the power station around 0300 local time, near the northern city of Sammara, about 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad   Read More ...
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IS suicide bomber hits Libya checkpoint, kills 2
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — An Islamic State militant drove his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint east of the coastal Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday, killing two policemen, military officials said. The officials said the blast at Nofaliya, 130 kilometers (81 miles) east of Sirte, also wounded two soldiers from the self-styled Libyan National Army, LNA. The IS group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement circulated online   Read More ...
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Suspected IS suicide bomber hits Libya checkpoint, kills 2
BENGHAZI, Libya – Two military officials say a suspected Islamic State militant drove his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint east of the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, killing two policemen. The officials said Thursday's blast at Nofaliya, 130 kilometers (81 miles) east of Sirte, also wounded two soldiers from the Libyan National Army. The attack came just over a week after IS militants beheaded 11 people in an attack on a checkpoint in the central district of al-Jufra, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Sirte, which IS held until Libyan forces expelled the militants late last year   Read More ...
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Suspected IS suicide bomber hits Libya checkpoint, kills 2
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Two military officials say a suspected Islamic State militant drove his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint east of the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, killing two policemen. The officials said Thursday's blast at Nofaliya, 130 kilometers (81 miles) east of Sirte, also wounded two soldiers from the Libyan National Army. The attack came just over a week after IS militants beheaded 11 people in an attack on a checkpoint in the central district of al-Jufra, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Sirte, which IS held until Libyan forces expelled the militants late last year   Read More ...
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Afghan official: 2 security guards killed in suicide attack
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says at least two security guards have been killed after two suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a lawmaker's house in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said both suicide bombers detonated suicide vests full of explosive outside of parliamentarian Zahir Qader's house in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, on Wednesday morning   Read More ...
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Afghan official: 2 security guards killed in suicide attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least two security guards have been killed after two suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a lawmaker's house in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said both suicide bombers detonated suicide vests full of explosive outside of parliamentarian Zahir Qader's house in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, on Wednesday morning   Read More ...
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Afghan official: 2 security guards killed in suicide attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least two security guards have been killed after two suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a lawmaker's house in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said both suicide bombers detonated suicide vests full of explosive outside of parliamentarian Zahir Qader's house in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, on Wednesday morning   Read More ...
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Kabul suicide bomber kills 5 near U.S. embassy
The Taliban have claimed a suicide bombing at a bank near Kabul's diplomatic quarter, coming as the U.S. prepares another boost in troop levels to Afghanistan. Matthew Larotonda reports. Video provided by Reuters.   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber hits Kabul bank ahead of holiday rush, killing 5
KABUL — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank not far from the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing five people on Tuesday, as government employees lined up to withdraw salaries ahead of the holiday. An airstrike meant for a Taliban command post north of the capital in Herat also killed at least 13 civilians, according to local officials   Read More ...
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Taliban suicide bomber targets Kabul bank, kills 5 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the U.S. Embassy killed at least five people on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Elsewhere, at least 13 civilians were killed in an overnight airstrike by the Afghan air force that targeted the Taliban in western Herat province   Read More ...
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Taliban suicide bomber targets Kabul bank, kills 5 people - | WBTV Charlotte
By RAHIM FAIEZ and AMIR SHAH Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the U.S. Embassy killed at least five people on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Elsewhere, at least 13 civilians were killed in an overnight airstrike by the Afghan air force that targeted the Taliban in western Herat province   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber kills 5 outside Kabul bank
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Indonesian woman jailed for suicide bomb plot at Jakarta palace
A Jakarta court has sentenced a female would-be suicide bomber to seven and a half years in prison, prosecutors and her lawyer said, the first time a woman has been convicted in Indonesia for planning such an attack. Dian Yulia Novi, 28, was arrested late last year on suspicion of plotting to blow herself up outside Jakarta's presidential palace during the changing of the guard   Read More ...
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A Would-Be Indonesian Female Suicide Bomber Has Been Sentenced to Prison
A would-be female suicide bomber in Indonesia was sentenced last Friday to seven-and-a-half years in jail for trying to detonate an explosive device outside the country's presidential palace. Prosecutors had asked a court to send Dian Yulia Nova , 28, to 10 years in prison, but her lawyer said that the sentence was reduced because she admitted to the charges, Reuters reports   Read More ...
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Attackers storm Shiite mosque in Kabul in latest strike claimed by Islamic State
KABUL — A suicide bomber set off a blast at a Shiite mosque Friday as gunmen opened fire and panicked worshipers leapt from windows in the latest attack claimed by the Islamic State against Shiite sites. At least two were reported killed. Scores of worshipers were inside the mosque in Kabul when at least four assailants, wearing police uniforms, stormed the compound and later battled security forces that surrounded the site   Read More ...
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Taliban suicide bomber kills several in Afghanistan
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UNICEF: Boko Haram's use of child suicide bombers is already four times more than 2016 total
GENEVA/LAGOSBoko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out four times as many child suicide bombers this year as they used in all of 2016, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Tuesday. Eighty-three children had been used as bombers since Jan. 1, 2017, UNICEF said. Of those, 55 were girls, mostly under 15 years old and 27 were boys. One was a baby strapped to a girl   Read More ...
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Suspected Islamic State Suicide Bomber in Gaza Kills Hamas Security Guard
Aug. 17, 2017 6:47 a.m. ET A suspected Islamic State extremist killed a Palestinian security guard in a suicide attack near a crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the first bombing by jihadists against Hamas and a sign of shifting allegiances in the Middle East. Hamas didn’t explicitly blame Islamic State for Thursday’s bombing. Officials from the Palestinian militant   Read More ...
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Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza says one of its fighters was killed by a suicide bomber on Thursday while trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt. It marked the first time that Hamas, which has carried out scores of suicide attacks over the years targeting Israelis, was itself targeted in such an assault   Read More ...
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Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza says one of its fighters was killed by a suicide bomber on Thursday while trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt. It marked the first time that Hamas, which has carried out scores of suicide attacks over the years targeting Israelis, was itself struck in such an assault   Read More ...
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Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza says one of its fighters was killed by a suicide bomber on Thursday while trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt. It marked the first time that Hamas, which has carried out scores of suicide attacks over the years targeting Israelis, was itself targeted in such an assault   Read More ...
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Gaza: Suicide bomber wounds several in faceoff with security
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Gaza's Hamas authorities say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security officers tried to stop him from infiltrating into Egypt, and several people were wounded. The Interior Ministry says the assailant died and a companion was injured. One of the people wounded was reported in serious condition. The bombing early Thursday is the first time that a Palestinian has set off a suicide bomb against Hamas forces   Read More ...
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Suicide bomber wounds several in faceoff with security
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas authorities say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security officers tried to stop him from infiltrating into Egypt, and several people were wounded. The Interior Ministry says the assailant died and a companion was injured. One of the people wounded was reported in serious condition. The bombing early Thursday is the first time that a Palestinian has set off a suicide bomb against Hamas forces   Read More ...
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Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria
Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at least three suicide bombers entered Mandarari's market around 5 p.m. posing as buyers, then an undetermined number went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict while at least one stayed at the market   Read More ...
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Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 20 People in Northeastern Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens more, a local official said. The official, Lawan Kalli — who is the chief of the village, Mandarari — said that at least three suicide bombers had entered Mandarari’s market around 5 p   Read More ...
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Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at village in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at least three suicide bombers entered Mandarari's market around 5 p.m. posing as buyers, then an undetermined number went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict while at least one stayed at the market   Read More ...
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Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, local sources said. A woman bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the epicenter of the conflict between government forces and the Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, according to a village head and an official from a regional militia   Read More ...
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Turkish police officer stabbed to death by suspected ISIS suicide bomber in Istanbul
A Turkish police officer was stabbed to death in Istanbul late Sunday by a suspected Islamic State terrorist, state media reported. The knife-wielding attacker reportedly had been arrested on suspicion he was preparing to carry out a suicide attack, and was in custody en route to the police station when the stabbing unfolded. The suspect reportedly was shot and killed after the stabbing   Read More ...
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