Stories tagged: bombings
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Taliban attacks across Afghanistan leave 74 dead, hundreds wounded
Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead
A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Turkey blasts claimed by Kurdish militants; country mourns
Turkey declared a national day of mourning and paid tribute to the dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium. …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Suspect shot, captured in New York-area bombings
A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him and quickly recognized the bearded face of perhaps …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 11:35 p.m.
Three mysterious incidents in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota raise fears of terrorism
Authorities are investigating three incidents – explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing attack in Minnesota – that took place within a 12-hour period on Saturday and …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
Wave of Islamic State-claimed bombings in Syria kill at least 48
Near-simultaneous bombings claimed by the Islamic State group struck in and around strongholds of the Syrian government and Kurdish troops Monday, killing at least 48 people in a wave of …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Somalia bombings kill 17 at local government HQ, market
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace, killing at least …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
14 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 220 hurt
A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey’s security forces, killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 220 others, officials said Thursday.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 10:47 p.m.
Saudi Arabia identifies bombers in 2 attacks this week
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia identified on Thursday suspects in two of the three attacks that struck the kingdom on the same day this week, including one outside …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
IS loses ground in Syria, Iraq, Libya
U.S.-backed fighters in Syria converged from three sides on an Islamic State stronghold near the Turkish border Thursday, while Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Fallujah, one of the last …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Shock, fear in Syrian government bastions after bombings
Convoys of coffins streamed through the streets and mourners fired guns in the air Tuesday as two Syrian coastal towns – government strongholds that had gone relatively untouched throughout the …
Tue., March 22, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Islamic State claims deadly bombings in Brussels
Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city’s metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
Meghan Nuttall Sayres: Bookstore anchors Syrian community in Istanbul
Couple who fled Damascus after bombing try to create cultural bridge.
Fri., June 26, 2015, 1:12 p.m.
Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France
SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 37 people — …
Fri., June 26, 2015, 5:49 a.m.
IS claims deadly blast at Shiite mosque in Kuwait’s capital
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that struck a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers. A posting on a …
Sat., June 13, 2015, 1:06 p.m.
Sniper kills suspect after attack on Dallas police headquarters
DALLAS — A man planted pipe bombs outside of Dallas’ police headquarters early Saturday before opening fire on the building and officers who tried to stop him, spraying the building …
Thu., April 23, 2015, 10:43 a.m.
Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber’s trial
BOSTON (AP) — The prosecution rested its case Thursday during the penalty phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial after playing a video showing the mother of 8-year-old Martin …
Tue., April 21, 2015, 9:12 a.m.
Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the …
Fri., April 10, 2015, 2:13 p.m.
Penalty phase of marathon bombing trial to start after race
BOSTON (AP) — The second phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on April 21, after the second anniversary of the attack and the day …
Sat., Nov. 29, 2014, 4:33 a.m.
Nigeria: Kano mosque blast death toll above 102
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A hospital worker says more than 102 people were killed in the bomb blast at the central mosque in this city Mortuary attendant at the Murtala …
Sat., Nov. 29, 2014, 4:17 a.m.
Taliban raid foreign guesthouse in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a foreign guesthouse near parliament in the Afghan capital Saturday, the latest assault targeting foreigners as NATO troops withdraw from …
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014, 12:12 p.m.
Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Police say 35 people were killed when multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria’s second-largest city. State Deputy police commissioner Sanusi Lemu said 150 …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014, 4:57 a.m.
Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people. A police officer says the suicide bomber …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014, 8:36 a.m.
Attack at Afghan base kills US major general, wounds 15
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, killing at least one U.S. soldier and wounding …
Mon., July 7, 2014, 8:07 a.m.
Prosecutor: Tsarnaev said martyrs go to heaven
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev texted a friend 90 minutes after the deadly explosions and said, “Don’t go thinking it’s me,” a federal prosecutor told jurors …
UPDATED: Mon., April 21, 2014, 1:07 p.m.
American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon
“The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon. One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than …
Sat., March 1, 2014, 5:54 a.m.
Pakistani Taliban announces 1-month cease-fire
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban announced Saturday that the group will observe a one-month cease-fire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing …
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014, 4:57 a.m.
Iraqi authorities distribute cards for elections
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s election commission said Saturday that it has not yet decided how it will distribute voter ID cards in the embattled western province of Anbar, barely two …
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
Russia bombings spark Olympic concerns
The suicide bombings in Russia serve as a chilling reminder of what the Winter Olympics represent to terrorists: A high-profile target with more than 2,500 athletes, some world-famous, waving the …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013, 4:51 a.m.
Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have gained control of a strategic hospital in the city of Aleppo despite days of relentless barrel bombings of opposition-held areas in the northern city, …