Bombs

  • Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed 4 days ago

    Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in...
  • Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash August 5, 2014

    San Francisco: A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash. "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app...
  • All-clear given after security alert at White House entrance August 4, 2014

    Washington: The US Secret Service cleared Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House earlier on Monday and closed one of its gates for more than an hour after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted them to a car in a nearby garage. A USSS spokesman later said the all-clear was given at...
  • Afghanistan President Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bombing July 29, 2014

    Kandahar: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's cousin Hashmat was killed in suicide bombing on Tuesday in Kandahar. Hashmat Karzai was a campaign manager in Kandahar for Ashraf Ghani, one of the two presidential candidates involved in a bitter dispute over fraud that threatens to pitch the country into worsening instability. Hashmat Karzai, who...
  • Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria's Kano July 27, 2014

    Kano: At least five people were killed and eight were injured on Friday in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's north, police said. The attack came shortly after the end of mass, police spokesman Frank Mba told AFP:...
  • Assam: One dead, three injured in blast in Goalpara July 23, 2014

    Goalpara: One person has been killed in a blast in Assam on Wednesday morning. Three others were also injured in the blast triggered by suspected militants. The IED blast happened in front of Krishani Police Station in Goalpara district. The bomb, which exploded at about 8:10 AM, was kept in a...
  • Bihar: Close shave for Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train after blast on track, no casualties July 23, 2014

    Aurangabad: It was a close shave for the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported so far but initial reports suggest that a bomb blast caused the derailment....
  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people July 21, 2014

    Baghdad: Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said on Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control. In one of the attacks, mortar rounds rained down on Shiite neighbourhoods...
  • SC acquits all 11 accused in the 1993 Surat bomb blasts case July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: All those convicted in the 1993 Surat bomb blast case have been acquitted by the Supreme Court. Eleven people had been convicted for the January-February 1993 blasts in Gujarat's Surat, in which one woman was killed and several people injured. A two-judge bench of Justice TS Thakur and Justice...
  • Man arrested for making hoax bomb threat call July 13, 2014

    A 19-year-old youth was arrested in Indore on July13 for allegedly making a hoax call to police a week ago about a bomb being planted in Jodhpur-bound Ranthambor Express. The youth, Jitendra Johri, had called up Police Control Room on July 7 by identifying himself as Parabhakar and told them that...
  • IED blast in Imphal injures seven July 12, 2014

    Imphal: An IED blast rocked west Imphal on Saturday morning injuring as many as seven people. Amongst the injured is also a child. Reports say that the attack was carried out by terrorists who were targeting security personnel in the area. This is the second such incident in a month's time....
  • Security tightened in Faizabad district court after attack July 11, 2014

    A day after firing and bomb attack on the district court premises in Faizabad, local administration on July 10 beefed up the security in the area. Security has been tightened in the court and adjoining premises of the District Magistrate office, including the office of Faizabad Divisional Commissioner. "16 CCTV cameras have...
  • Gaza on 'knife edge': UN's Ban July 10, 2014

    United Nations: Gaza is on "a knife edge" and the Middle East faces one of its most serious challenges in years, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said in unusually forthright remarks. Ban said he had spent the day talking with world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president...
  • Two injured in three bomb explosions near Indo-Myanmar border July 9, 2014

    Imphal: Two persons were injured when three powerful bombs exploded in Kasom Khullen area near the Indo-Myanmar border in Ukhrul district of Manipur, officials said on Wednesday. The explosions occurred near the post of 44th battalion post of Assam Rifles on Tuesday. The bombs were allegedly planted by suspected militants to...
  • 3 bags found outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, bomb squad called in July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting on Wednesday, there was a security scare at the party headquarters. Three unclaimed bags were found outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, following which the bomb squad was called in. There were three red-coloured bags that the bomb squad was checking. The...
  • West Baghdad suicide bomb kills four July 7, 2014

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a cafe in a predominantly-Shiite neighbourhood in west Baghdad on Monday, killing at least four people, security and medical officials said. The Sunday evening attack struck inside the cafe in the Washash neighbourhood, a police officer and a medical source said, leaving at...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Security at 5 North Western Railway stations stepped up after bomb threats July 4, 2014

    Security at five major railway stations under North Western Railway, in Rajasthan were on Friday tightened up following bomb threats at the stations. "The threat was given in a letter which was delivered at the Firozpur railway division office of the Northern Railway. Among, other stations, the sender has named Ganganagar,...
  • Bomb scare: no explosive material found in Delhi-bound plane July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: A reported bomb threat on a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Kochi, with 164 people on board, which landed under emergency conditions at the airport, was a hoax, police said on Tuesday. The Airbus 320 (flight AI-047) was searched "thoroughly" after its emergency landing late last night and no bomb...
  • Bihar: Eight live bombs recovered from passenger train June 30, 2014

    Eight live bombs were on Monday morning recovered from a passenger train near Kishenganj, Bihar. ...
  • Eight powerful bombs seized by police from a train at the Kishanganj Railway Station. June 30, 2014

    Eight powerful bombs were seized by the police from a train bound for New Jalpaiguri in adjacent West Bengal when it stopped at the Kishanganj Railway Station. On a tip off that some criminals were travelling with a consignment of bombs in the Maldah-New Jalpaiguri passenger train, the police, RPF and...
  • Police recovers 18 pressure cooker bombs, 45-kg landmine in West Singhbhum June 25, 2014

    Jharkhand Police on Wednesday recovered a landmine and 18 pressure cooker bombs in West Singhbhum district, officials said. Police said a 45-kg landmine was recovered from Tirilposi village in the district, around 170 km from Ranchi. It was later defused. Police also recovered 18 pressure cooker bombs from the house of Durga...
  • Bombing in northern Afghanistan kills 4 civilians June 25, 2014

    Kabul: A bomb hidden in a push cart and detonated by remote control near a government building in northern Afghanistan killed four people on Wednesday while a rocket attack near the Kabul airport wounded four, officials said. The explosion, which struck early on Tuesday morning near the governor's building in...
  • Militants bomb Shiite places of worship in Iraq June 25, 2014

    Kirkuk: Sunni militants bombed two Shiite places of worship, known as husseiniyahs, in northern Iraq on Wednesday, an official and witnesses said. The two husseiniyahs in Sharikhan, north of Nineveh provincial capital Mosul, were bombed early today, damaging the structures but causing no casualties, the sources said. An offensive since...
  • Somali journalist killed in bomb attack June 21, 2014

    Mogadishu: A Somali journalist died in Mogadishu on Saturday after a bomb believed to have been attached to his car was remotely detonated, police and witnesses said. The victim, prominent local journalist Yusuf Keynan, was working with Mustaqbal radio, a private Mogadishu FM station, and also contributed to the Nairobi,...
  • Bomb blast at Islamabad shrine injures 40 June 21, 2014

    Islamabad: More than 40 people were injured, some critically, when a bomb ripped through a Sufi shrine on the outskirts of Islamabad, officials have said. A police spokesman said the explosion happened yesterday when food was being distributed to 200 devotees during annual celebrations at the shrine, which is situated around...
  • Car bombing in central Syria kills 34 June 20, 2014

    Damascus: A powerful car bombing on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria killed at least 34 civilians and wounded more than 50 others, Syria's state-run news agency and an opposition activist group said. SANA said that the explosion went off in Horrah village in the countryside near the central...
  • Iraq crisis: Need to balance both sides and work for peace, says E Ahamed June 19, 2014

    Former MoS for External Affairs minister E Ahamed on Thursday said that the government cannot afford to upset the ISIS even as they deal with the Iraq government to ensure a safe passage for the kidnapped victims. "We need to balance both sides and work for peace in the region...
  • Manipur: One injured in a low intensity blast in Imphal June 14, 2014

    Imphal: A low intensity blast rocked Imphal on Saturday afternoon injuring one person. The blast took place in Moirangkhom Sougaijam Leikai in the capital city. (More details awaited) ...
  • Baghdad car bombs kill 60; militants storm Ramadi University June 8, 2014

    Baghdad/Ramadi: A wave of car bombs exploded across Baghdad on Saturday, killing more than 60 people, and militants stormed a university campus in western Iraq, security and medical sources said. In total, there were a dozen blasts in mainly Shi'ite districts of the capital, the deadliest of which occurred in Bayaa,...