Suicide Attack

  • Judge among eleven dead in suicide attack outside Islamabad court 03-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Islamabad: At least 11 people, including a judge, were killed and 25 others injured on Monday when suicide attackers threw grenades and opened indiscriminate firing in the premises of a local here in Pakistan's federal capital. "The two gunmen when challenged blew themselves up. This was a suicide attack," Inspector...
  • Pakistani boy to be honoured for foiling suicide attack 10-01-2014 12:08 PM

    Islamabad: People in Pakistan are praising a teenage boy who residents and police say died this week while trying to stop a suicide bomber who was targeting his school in the country's violence-prone northwest. Local police official Raheem Khan said Thursday that 17-year-old Aitzaz Hasan died on Monday in a...
  • Peshawar church blast: Death toll rises to 56, over 100 injured 22-09-2013 01:25 PM

    Peshawar: At least 56 people were on Sunday killed and over 100 injured, including women and children, in twin blasts outside a historic church packed with worshippers in Peshawar's Kohati gate district. Commissioner Peshawar Sahibzada Muhammad Anis said the bombers targeted worshippers when they were coming out of one of...
  • Afghanistan: Kunduz district governor, civilians killed in suicide bomb attack 30-08-2013 12:26 PM

    A suicide attack in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz killed a district governor, his bodyguards and civilians at a mosque on Friday, government officials said. The group that included the governor of the Archi district were attending a ceremony for a tribal elder who had died the day before, the...
  • Random shooting, bombings kill 15 across Iraq 05-08-2013 05:50 AM

    Baghdad: A series of attacks across Iraq has killed 15 people, including a random shooting and the killing of a judge, authorities said. Violence has been on the rise in Iraq all year, but the number of attacks against civilians and security forces has spiked during the Islamic holy month...
  • Needle of suspicion points to LeT for Jalalabad bombing 05-08-2013 12:38 AM

    New Delhi: Trained operatives of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba could be behind Saturday's suicide bombing outside the Indian consulate in Jalalabad in which nine Afghan people, mostly children, were killed, intelligence inputs indicate. The security apparatus at the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, which is near the Pakistan border, had been beefed up...
  • 'Terror machine' beyond Afghan borders the main threat: MEA 03-08-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: With militants again targeting its mission in Jalalabad, India on Saturday said "terror machine" that operates from "beyond the borders" was the main threat to Afghanistan's security while the war-torn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least...
  • Gunmen shoot dead 13 police, soldiers in Iraq strikes 25-07-2013 02:47 AM

    Mosul: Militants ambushed a minibus carrying Iraqi soldiers and in a separate attack opened fire on a checkpoint in the north of the country, killing at least thirteen people in total on Wednesday, police said. Nine policemen were killed in the checkpoint attack, which took place in Shura, 50 km...
  • Pakistan: 7 killed in suicide attack on ISI office 25-07-2013 01:07 AM

    Karachi: A group of suicide attackers stormed a compound in southern Pakistan housing an office of the ISI, blowing themselves up and killing at least seven people and injuring over 40 others. The attack was carried out shortly after 'iftar', the meal that ends the daily fast in the holy...
  • Pakistan: Zardari's close aide killed in suicide attack 10-07-2013 08:52 PM

    Islamabad: One of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's most trusted aides was killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the volatile port city of Karachi on Wednesday as he stopped his armoured vehicle to buy some fruit, police said. Pakistan has suffered a spate of bombings since Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Bombs hit Iraq funeral and football stadium, killing 22 29-06-2013 03:27 AM

    Ramadi: A series of bombs near a bakery, at a funeral, inside a senior police officer's car and at a football stadium killed at least 22 people across Iraq on Friday, police and medics said. The violence is part of a trend of increasing militant attacks since the start of...
  • Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead 11-06-2013 06:10 AM

    Baghdad: Insurgents struck cities across Iraq on Monday with car bombs, suicide attacks and gun battles, killing more than 70 people in worsening sectarian violence. No group claimed responsibility for the day-long attacks, most of them in northern Iraq, but officials blame much of the violence that has killed nearly...
  • Car bombs kill 14 in Iraq, say officials 07-06-2013 03:06 AM

    Baghdad: A series of car bomb explosions in and around Baghdad killed 14 people including seven policemen, police officials said, adding that dozens were also wounded. The officials said the deadliest attacks took place late at night when a suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the headquarters of a...
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 25 dead 31-05-2013 06:10 AM

    Baghdad: A series of bombs battered Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim neighborhoods across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 25 people in the worst wave of sectarian violence since civil war five years ago. The bloodletting reflects increasing conflict between Iraq's majority Shi'ite leadership and the Sunni minority, many of whom...
  • Bomb attacks kill more than 70 Shi'ites across Iraq 21-05-2013 06:07 AM

    Baghdad: More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, extending the worst sectarian violence since US troops withdrew in December 2011. The attacks increased the number killed in sectarian clashes in the...
  • Pakistan: 4 killed, 58 injured in suicide attack in Quetta 13-05-2013 01:03 AM

    Islamabad: A suicide attacker blew himself up near the official residence of the provincial police chief in Quetta city of southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing four persons and injuring about 58 others. The bomber detonated his explosive vest near the home of Balochistan Police chief Mushtaq Sukhera late this evening....
  • Pak elections: Taliban plan to carry out suicide attacks 09-05-2013 01:06 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Taliban plan to carry out suicide bombings during Saturday's election in a bid to undermine the poll, according to a letter from the head of the group. The letter to the Taliban spokesman, which was obtained by Reuters, calls for attacks in several parts of the country, to...
  • Pak: 9 killed in suicide attack at ANP rally in Peshawar 16-04-2013 11:23 PM

    Islamabad: A suicide bomber targeted on Tuesday leaders of the secular Awami National Party in Peshawar city of northeast Pakistan, killing nine persons and injuring nearly 50 others in the latest in a string of terrorist attacks ahead of next month's general election. The bomber struck when a car carrying...
  • Taliban attack Afghan courthouse, leaving 53 dead 04-04-2013 07:29 AM

    Kabul: Insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms launched a suicide attack and stormed a courthouse on Wednesday in a failed bid to free Taliban inmates, killing at least 44 people, half of them shot in the basement. Nine attackers were killed. The attack - one of the deadliest in the more...
  • Pakistan: 103 dead, 270 injured in series of bomb blasts 11-01-2013 09:19 AM

    Explosions ripped through Balochistan's capital Quetta and in Swat valley that was under the Taliban stronghold. ...
  • Twin blasts shake Syrian capital, kill 44 24-12-2011 12:55 PM

    Damascus: At least 44 people died and dozens more were wounded when two car bombers blew themselves up outside the heavily guarded compounds of Syria's intelligence agencies in the capital Damascus, authorities have said. State-run TV said the al-Qaida terrorist network was possibly to blame for Friday's twin attacks "...
  • Suicide bomber hits Somali capital, dozens killed 07-12-2011 01:27 AM

    Nairobi: A suicide bomber struck the Somali capital on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of deadly attacks in Mogadishu, and dozens of Islamist rebels and Somali government troops have been killed in fighting in the south. The car bomb exploded 50 metres from the recently reopened Turkish embassy, near...
  • 20 feared dead in Kabul's suicide bomb blast 06-12-2011 01:34 PM

    Kabul: A suicide bomber attacked a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in central Kabul on Tuesday where a crowd of hundreds had gathered for the festival of Ashura, killing up to 20 people in what appeared to be an unprecedented sectarian attack. Mohammad Zahir, head of Kabul's Criminal Investigation Department, said he...
  • Afghanistan: 3 killed in suicide attack 31-10-2011 10:18 AM

    Kabul: Three Afghan civilians were killed in a suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar early on Monday, authorities in Kandahar said. The blast was close to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) building in Kandahar, the UN said. "We are aware of...
  • Suicide bomber kills ex-Afghanistan Prez Rabbani 21-09-2011 01:09 AM

    Kabul: A suicide bomber posing as a Taliban peace envoy assassinated a former Afghan president who for the past year headed a government council trying to negotiate a political settlement with the insurgents. Tuesday's attack, carried out in former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani's Kabul home by a militant who detonated...
  • Ex-Afghanistan President Rabbani killed 20-09-2011 07:56 PM

    Kabul: Former Afghanistan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed in a suicide attack on Tuesday evening in his home in Kabul. The blast took place in Kabul's diplomatic zone. Reports said that Rabbani was in a meeting with two Taliban leaders when the attack happened. Rabbani was the head of the...
  • 11 killed in suicide blast in southwest Pakistan 31-08-2011 12:02 PM

    Islamabad: A suicide car bomber on Wednesday struck Shia worshipers in Pakistan's southwestern restive Quetta city killing at least 11 people and wounding 22 others turning Eid-ul Fitr festivities into mourning. The bomber drove a car laden with about 40 kg of explosives intending to hit a Shia mosque at...
  • Nigeria probes UN building bombing that killed 19 27-08-2011 06:21 PM

    Abuja: Nigeria launched an investigation into the massive suicide attack at the high security UN headquarters here, as the number of dead in the bombing went up to 19 on Saturday. A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into the building of the UN Headquarters in the Nigerian capital on...