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  • At least 120 dead in mosque suicide attack in Nigeria's Kano November 29, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Saturday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders. The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano, the biggest city in...
  • Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead August 3, 2014

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier, the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale back its operation against Hamas...
  • Bank security guard shot at by gunmen in J&K July 15, 2014

    Srinagar: A private security guard of a bank was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. Mohammad Rajab (55) received bullet wounds in one of his legs when the gunmen opened fire outside a bank at Shaheedi Garden in Pulwama town, 32...
  • Karachi airport attacked, Pakistan Army says 23 people including 10 terrorists killed June 9, 2014

    Karachi: At least 23 people including all the 10 terrorists, who had attacked Pakistan's Karachi airport on the intervening night of June 8 and 9, have been killed, according to the Pakistani Army. TehreekeTaliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday night. A Pakistan...
  • Canada: Gunman shoots 3 police officers dead June 5, 2014

    Moncton: Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said, and authorities were searching for a suspect. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed on its Twitter feed that three officers were dead and two others...
  • Afghanistan: Indian abducted in Herat Province June 2, 2014

    Herat: An Indian national was on Monday abducted in the Herat Province of Afghanistan. No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility for the incident. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed the reports in his tweet that read, "Indian national working with an NGO in Herat...
  • Gunmen attacks village in central Nigeria, 30 killed January 7, 2014

    Gunmen killed 30 people in a village in central Nigeria on Monday, officials said, in a religiouslymixed region with a long history of ethnic and communal violence. Violence in central Nigeria is frequently fuelled by longrunning land disputes between seminomadic communities like the Muslim Fulani and farming settlers including mainly Christian...
  • Six gunmen wearing police uniform kill nine inmates in Mexican prison January 4, 2014

    Mexico City: Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico's violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained entry on Friday, authorities said. Six gunmen wearing police uniforms were allowed to enter the prison by unsuspecting guards who believed the men were delivering another...
  • Thailand: Gunmen open fire on antigovt protesters, one dead December 28, 2013

    An antigovernment protester was killed and three others injured on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally site near Thailand's Government House in Thailand, raising fears of violence in deeply polarised country. The predawn attack follows weeks of protests demanding resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, triggering bloody clashes...
  • Two French journalists abducted, killed in Mali November 3, 2013

    Two French radio journalists were killed by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal, French and Malian officials said. The French government confirmed that 58year old Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, 51, both journalists at RFI radio, had been found dead. "The French president...
  • US Navy Yard shooting: Gunmen open fire, several killed, many injured September 16, 2013

    A Defense Department official says several people have been killed and as many as 10 have been wounded in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The exact number of people killed and the conditions of those wounded was not immediately known. ...
  • Unidentified gunmen kill seven Shia Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab September 7, 2013

    Lahore: Seven minority Shia Muslims, including a prominent community leader, have been shot dead by four unidentified men in Pakistan's Punjab province. Four armed men on two motorcycles reached the house of Shia leader Syed Fazilat Shah alias Phool Shah at Jasoki village in Gujrat district of Punjab Friday, according to...
  • Gunmen kill, burn soldiers in Northern Iraq, say military sources August 26, 2013

    At least 22 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday, including five soldiers who were shot dead by gunmen who then burned their bodies, police and military sources said. Increased attacks in Iraq in recent weeks have raised fears of a return to full-blown sectarian conflict. More than 1,000 Iraqis were...
  • Gunmen kill at least 30 people in an attack in northeast Nigeria August 13, 2013

    Gunmen have killed at least 30 people in an attack in a farming region in northeast Nigeria where the Islamist sect Boko Haram is active, a military source and residents said on Monday. Men dressed in military camouflage arrived in Konduga town on Sunday morning and shot or hacked to death...
  • Gunmen kill at least eight Tunisian troops as political tensions grow July 30, 2013

    Gunmen killed at least eight Tunisian soldiers on Monday, staging the biggest attack on the security forces in decades as political tensions rose between supporters and opponents of the Islamistled government. President Moncef Marzouki called the ambush on Mount Chaambi, near the Algerian border, a "terrorist attack" and announced three days...
  • Gunmen kill proAssad figure in Lebanon as Syria war spreads July 18, 2013

    Beirut: Gunmen assassinated a wellknown media defender of Syrian President Bashar alAssad in Lebanon on Wednesday, as Syria's civil war steadily infects its smaller neighbour. The conflict is also spilling over Syria's northern border, where Turkish troops returned fire after stray bullets from Syria struck the police headquarters and several homes...
  • United States condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan June 25, 2013

    Washington: The US on Monday condemned the terror attack in Pakistan on foreign tourists and said the FBI is working with Pakistani officials in its investigations. "The FBI is working with Pakistani authorities to gather more information regarding this incident," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters. "The United States...
  • Video: Pak Taliban claims responsibility for murder of 9 foreigners June 24, 2013

    Pakistan Taliban has claimed the responsibility for the murder of foreigners near the Nanga Parbat base camp in northern Pakistan. Gunmen broke into a hotel in Gilgit and killed nine foreigners, who were on a mountaineering expedition, and their guide. ...
  • Taliban gunmen kill 10 foreign tourists, 1 Pakistani June 24, 2013

    Islamabad: In an unprecedented attack on foreigners, Taliban militants disguised as paramilitary personnel stormed a mountaineering base camp in northern Pakistan, killing 10 foreign tourists and a Pakistani, embarrassing the PMLN government just weeks after it assumed office and offered peace talks to the insurgents. About 14 to 16 militants...
  • Gunmen kill ten foreign tourists in northern Pakistan June 23, 2013

    Gunmen stormed a hotel in a remote part of northern Pakistan on Sunday and killed ten foreign tourists. ...
  • Gunmen storm Pakistan hotel, shoot nine foreign tourists, their guide dead June 23, 2013

    Islamabad: Gunmen stormed a hotel in a remote part of northern Pakistan on Sunday and killed nine foreign tourists and their guide, police and security officials said. "Unknown people entered a hotel where foreign tourists were staying last night and opened fire," Ali Sher, a senior police officer in the northern...
  • US Mother's Day parade shooting: Police arrest 6 suspects May 18, 2013

    New Orleans: Residents of one of America's most violent cities cheered six arrests in a Mother's Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded and three in critical condition. Two New Orleans brothers were booked with 20 counts each of attempted seconddegree murder in Sunday's shooting spree. Mayor Mitch Landrieu,...
  • Gunmen kill two NATO drivers in Pakistan: Officials May 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Suspected militants attacked NATO supply trucks in Pakistan's restive northwest on Thursday, killing two drivers, officials said. Two armed men riding a motorcycle targeted a truck in Jamrud area of the lawless Khyber tribal region and killed its driver, officials told the media. Another NATO supply truck was attacked...
  • Police release images of Mother's Day parade shooting May 14, 2013

    Washington: Police have released video surveillance of a suspect wanted in the Mother's Day parade shooting in New Orleans, the largest city in Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal's state of Louisiana, injuring at least 19 people. The footage shows still images taken from the scene of the parade minutes before and...
  • US: 19 injured in New Orleans shooting May 13, 2013

    Washington: Gunmen fired shots during an informal Mother's Day afternoon parade in New Orleans in Louisiana state injuring 19 people, two of them children, according to police. The wounded in Sunday afternoon's shooting in the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana, governed by IndianAmerican Bobby Jindal,...
  • US: At least 19 injured in Mother's Day parade shooting May 13, 2013

    United States: At least 19 people, including two children, have been wounded in New Orleans as gunmen opened fired on crowds taking part in a Mother's Day parade. Police say the shotting took place from different guns and three suspects were seen. No arrests have been made so far. The shooting...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital April 15, 2013

    Mogadishu: At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday in suicide bombings and assaults by al Shabaab militants linked to al Qaeda, breaking a fragile return to peace in Mogadishu. A bomb exploded outside law courts in the city as gunmen stormed the compound. Security forces then...
  • Pakistan: Principal killed as gunmen attack school March 30, 2013

    Karachi: The principal of a primary school was killed and six children were injured when two gunmen hurled grenades and opened fire, barging into the school premises in Karachi on Saturday. The attack was carried out by two men on a motorcycle while the school in Baldia Ittehad town of...
  • Gunmen kidnap seven foreigners in north Nigeria February 18, 2013

    Bauchi: Gunmen kidnapped seven foreigners and killed a security guard when they stormed the compound of Lebanese construction company Setraco in northern Nigeria's Bauchi state early on Sunday, police said. Those abducted were a Briton, an Italian, a Greek and four Lebanese workers, including two women, police and local government officials...
  • Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 33 in Iraq's Kirkuk February 3, 2013

    Kirkuk, Iraq: A suicide bomber driving a car and gunmen disguised as police killed at least 33 people in Iraq's Kirkuk on February 3 when they tried to storm a city police headquarters, police sources said. Kirkuk, a religiously and ethnically mixed area of Arabs, Kurds and Turkman, is at...