Suicide bombings

Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an explosion and attack by gunmen, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 24, 2018 - 1:42 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber and extremists armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a government building in the Afghan capital in an eight-hour-long siege that left 29 people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said. It ended when the three gunmen were killed. The...
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An injured man is helped following a bomb blast near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Police say a suicide car bomb detonated near the presidential palace has killed at least 6 people and wounded several others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
December 22, 2018 - 3:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 20 others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility...
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December 10, 2018 - 10:48 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said six other forces were wounded in Tuesday's attack. No one immediately claimed...
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In this photo released by Tasnim News Agency, the wreckage of a car is seen after a suicide car bombing at the gate of a police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Rahmdel Bameri, a provincial official, told state TV that a suicide attacker driving a vehicle loaded with explosives drove up to the police headquarters. He said police officers blocked the vehicle and started firing at the driver, who then detonated his explosives. (Tasnim News Agency via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 5:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A suicide car bomber struck a police headquarters in the Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least two policemen and wounding 42 people, state TV reported. A little-known Sunni jihadist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iran's foreign minister...
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Afghan laborers remove the shuttered glasses of a shop after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Taliban insurgents staged a coordinated attack targeting a security firm in the Afghan capital on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 29, 2018 - 4:48 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen Taliban attack that targeted the Kabul offices of a British security company killed five of its staffers, including a British national, the company said Thursday. Afghan authorities said a sixth person was also killed in the assault. Charlie Burbridge, the...
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Security forces block a road at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Najib Danish, spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, said the attack in Kabul took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and then other insurgents started a gun battle with forces in the area. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 28, 2018 - 9:48 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 10:10 p.m. A spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says at least 10 people have been killed and 19 wounded in a coordinated attack by Taliban insurgents that targeted a security firm in the eastern part...
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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani arrives for a side event, during the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 7:47 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 30 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters as Afghan government forces battled insurgents in southern Helmand province overnight, provincial officials said Wednesday. In the eastern part of the capital Kabul, insurgents staged a coordinated attack...
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November 24, 2018 - 6:58 am
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say the suicide bomber that struck the country's Chinese consulate used foreign-made C-4 plastic explosive and suggested the attack was orchestrated in India. Counter-terrorism officer Umar Khitab said Saturday that authorities are investigating whether...
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November 23, 2018 - 5:45 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country's volatile eastern Khost province as Friday prayers were drawing to a close, killing 27 soldiers and wounding 57, the military said. The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a...
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November 23, 2018 - 4:59 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned Friday's attack in a mosque inside an army base in eastern Afghanistan that killed 27 soldiers calling it "anti-Islamic and inhumane." In a statement, Ghani...
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