Car Bomb

  • Car bomb blamed on al-Qaeda kills 26 in north Syrian town 16-01-2014 12:55 PM

    Beirut: A car bomb blamed on a radical group linked to al Qaeda killed at least 26 people in a rebel-held city of northern Syria on Wednesday, an opposition monitoring group said. Hours earlier, a Belgian commander from the same al Qaeda-linked group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the...
  • As Iraq seeks US arms, bombs kill another 55 27-10-2013 10:25 PM

    A dozen bombings in Iraq killed 55 people on Sunday as the prime minister prepares to travel to Washington to seek President Barack Obama's help in confronting a wave of sectarian violence fuelled by Syria's civil war. Killings, mostly blamed by the Shi'ite-led government on Sunni Islamists from al Qaeda,...
  • Pakistan: Blast victim 'recovers' in grave but succumbs to injuries later 30-09-2013 03:58 PM

    A victim of a bomb attack was on Monday rushed to hospital from a cemetery in northwest Pakistan after people saw his "body" move as it was being lowered into the grave, but the reprieve was short-lived as he died soon after. Sohrab Khan was pronounced dead by doctors at...
  • Baghdad: Car bombs in Shi'ite districts kill at least 42 people 30-09-2013 03:07 PM

    A series of car bombs exploded in busy areas in predominantly Shi'ite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said. The deadliest attack took place in Sadr City, where a car bomb blew up near a place where workers...
  • Series of bombings and shootings across Iraq claim at least 36 lives: Police 16-09-2013 08:42 AM

    A wave of car bombs and shootings across Iraq killed at least 36 people on Sunday, police sources said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist insurgents, including an al Qaeda affiliate, have been regaining momentum in recent months. The civil war in...
  • Afghanistan: 1 killed after car bomb explodes near US consulate 13-09-2013 08:33 AM

    Terrorists staged a suicide car bombing then engaged in a gunfight with security forces near the American consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early on Friday, officials said. An Afghan translator was killed, while several other people, including police, were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack,...
  • Egypt's interior minister survives car bomb attack in Cairo 05-09-2013 03:20 PM

    A car bombing on Thursday targeted the convoy of Egypt's interior minister in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district, security officials said. The minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, survived the attack. The officials said it was not clear whether the late morning explosion was caused by a suicide car bombing or an explosives-laden...
  • 60 people killed as series of car bombs strike Iraqi capital 04-09-2013 09:02 AM

    A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite districts, police and medics said. It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist militants, including an al Qaeda affiliate, have been striking...
  • Car bomb in Iraqi city of Ramadi kills 12, injures 20 01-09-2013 05:47 AM

    A car bomb killed 12 people and wounded at least 20 other in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Saturday, police and medical sources said. The attack took place near a checkpoint on a busy street in the centre of Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad. Police were...
  • Car bomb in Northern Iraqi city kills 11, injures 27 30-08-2013 01:33 AM

    A car bomb killed 11 people and wounded 27 in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Thursday, police and medical sources said, in the latest of an intensifying series of attacks. The parked vehicle blew up in a busy market in the city, 100 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad....
  • Bombs kill 86 in Baghdad as sectarian violence spreads 29-08-2013 02:21 AM

    A series of car bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday killed 86 people and wounded 263, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed in Iraq for at least five years. It was not immediately clear who carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated,...
  • Car bomb blast kills Syria's provincial governor 26-08-2013 06:04 AM

    Governor of Syria's Hama province Anas al-Naem was killed on Sunday when a booby-trapped car went off in Garajmeh district, media reported. No further details were provided about the incident but the media report said the governor was "martyred by the hands of the criminal gangs while conducting his national...
  • Car bomb kills 20, injures 120 in Hezbollah's Beirut stronghold 16-08-2013 06:52 AM

    A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group on Thursday, killing 20 people, wounding 120 and trapping many others inside damaged buildings, witnesses and emergency officials said. The blast, a month after another car bomb wounded more than 50 people in the same district...
  • Series of car bombs target Iraqi shoppers, killing more than 50 07-08-2013 06:43 AM

    A series of car bombs targeting busy markets and shopping streets in and around Baghdad killed at least 51 people and wounded more than 100 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical and police sources said, part of a surge in violence in recent months. Insurgent attacks have multiplied in Iraq since the...
  • Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 18 07-08-2013 01:06 AM

    Syrian state media say a car bomb has struck in a Damascus suburb, killing at least 18 people and wounding 56. The news agency SANA says the powerful blast hit the Syrian capital's suburb of Jaramana late on Tuesday. The suburb is an overwhelmingly pro-regime district located just a few...
  • '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...
  • 27 killed, 13 wounded in Iraq attacks 09-07-2013 05:05 AM

    Baghdad: A string of attacks in different parts of Iraq left at least 27 people killed and 13 wounded, police said Monday. Four people were killed and six injured when a car bomb struck a policeman's house in the residential complex of Mishraq, near Mosul city, some 400 km from...
  • Afghanistan: 3 Indians killed in Taliban suicide attack 03-07-2013 12:53 AM

    New Delhi: Three Indians were on Tuesday killed in a Taliban suicide attack on a NATO supply company's compound in Kabul. The three Indians were working in a housing compound, when the Taliban attack began with a suicide bomb in a large truck. Two or three insurgents fought guards for...
  • Afghanistan: NATO compound in Kabul attacked; 6 killed 02-07-2013 10:21 AM

    Kabul: Militants blew up a suicide car bomb at the gate to a NATO compound in Kabul early Tuesday and attacked guards with small-arms fire, killing four guards and two civilians, police said. All four suicide attackers were also killed. Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayuob Salangi said the powerful...
  • Three policemen among 10 killed in Iraq bomb attacks 30-06-2013 03:12 AM

    Baghdad: At least 10 people were killed and 22 suffered injuries in separate incidents of shooting and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said on Saturday. Three policemen, heading to join their base after vacations, were killed when some gunmen attacked their car in Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad,...
  • 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...
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 27 dead 30-05-2013 03:05 AM

    Baghdad: Car bombs and roadside explosions hit mainly Sunni Muslim districts of the Iraqi capital and a northern city on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people. The bombings were the latest in a wave of attacks since April that has intensified fears Iraq is sliding into the kind of sectarian...
  • 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...
  • Turkey says world must act against Syria after bombings 13-05-2013 06:40 AM

    Reyhanli: Turkey accused a group with links to Syrian intelligence of carrying out car bombings that killed 46 people in a Turkish border town, and said on Sunday it was time for the world to act against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The two car bombs, which ripped through...
  • Turkey: Car bombs kill 43 in Reyhanli near Syrian border 12-05-2013 06:56 AM

    Reyhanli: Twin car bombs killed around 43 people and wounded many more in a Turkish town near the Syrian border on Saturday and Turkey said it suspected Syrian involvement. The bombing increased fears that Syria's civil war was dragging in neighbouring states despite renewed diplomatic moves towards ending fighting in...
  • Pak police defuse car bomb near Musharraf's farmhouse 23-04-2013 09:11 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani police said on Tuesday they found 45 kg (100 lb) of explosives hidden in a car near the residence where former president Pervez Musharraf is under house arrest, television channels reported. Video footage showed a bomb disposal squad examining a car near the farmhouse on the edge of...
  • Libya: French embassy hit by car bomb in Tripoli 23-04-2013 12:55 PM

    Tripoli: French embassy in Libya was hit by what appeared to be a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two guards in the first such attack in the capital Tripoli since the end of the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Residents living near the embassy compound, in the capital's Hay...
  • Syria: Suicide car bomber kills 15 in central Damascus 09-04-2013 07:02 AM

    Beirut: A suicide car bomb killed at least 15 people and wounded 53 in the main business district of Damascus on Monday in what the Syrian prime minister said was a response to army gains against rebels around the capital. The bomb near a school in the Sabaa Bahrat district,...