CAR BOMBINGS

  • Car bombing in central Syria kills 34 June 20, 2014

    Damascus: A powerful car bombing on Friday in a governmentheld village in central Syria killed at least 34 civilians and wounded more than 50 others, Syria's staterun news agency and an opposition activist group said. SANA said that the explosion went off in Horrah village in the countryside near the central...
  • 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,...
  • Bomb kills at least 43 in north Syria: Activists May 16, 2014

    Beirut: A massive car bomb ripped through a crowded garage today near a rebelheld border crossing between Syria and Turkey, killing at least 43 people in an area that has seen fierce fighting between rival rebel groups, an antigovernment activist group said. The attack came as President Bashar Assad's forces have...
  • Car bomb kills 13 at Afghanistan checkpoint May 2, 2014

    Kabul: A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at a busy checkpoint in central Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people on Thursday, an official said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack on the entry checkpoint into Panjshir province killed five police officers and one intelligence officer assigned...
  • Car bomb blamed on alQaeda kills 26 in north Syrian town January 16, 2014

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

    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'iteled government on Sunni Islamists from al Qaeda, are...
  • Pakistan: Blast victim 'recovers' in grave but succumbs to injuries later September 30, 2013

    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 shortlived as he died soon after. Sohrab Khan was pronounced dead by doctors at Lady...
  • Baghdad: Car bombs in Shi'ite districts kill at least 42 people September 30, 2013

    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 had...
  • Series of bombings and shootings across Iraq claim at least 36 lives: Police September 16, 2013

    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 neighbouring Syria...
  • Afghanistan: 1 killed after car bomb explodes near US consulate September 13, 2013

    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, which...
  • Egypt's interior minister survives car bomb attack in Cairo September 5, 2013

    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 car...
  • 60 people killed as series of car bombs strike Iraqi capital September 4, 2013

    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 with...
  • Car bomb in Iraqi city of Ramadi kills 12, injures 20 September 1, 2013

    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 among...
  • Car bomb in Northern Iraqi city kills 11, injures 27 August 30, 2013

    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. More than...
  • Bombs kill 86 in Baghdad as sectarian violence spreads August 29, 2013

    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, but...
  • Car bomb blast kills Syria's provincial governor August 26, 2013

    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 duty,"...
  • Car bomb kills 20, injures 120 in Hezbollah's Beirut stronghold August 16, 2013

    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 of...
  • Series of car bombs target Iraqi shoppers, killing more than 50 August 7, 2013

    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 start...
  • Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 18 August 7, 2013

    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 proregime district located just a few kilometers...
  • 'Terror machine' beyond Afghan borders the main threat: MEA August 3, 2013

    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 wartorn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least 12...
  • 27 killed, 13 wounded in Iraq attacks July 9, 2013

    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 Baghdad,...
  • Afghanistan: 3 Indians killed in Taliban suicide attack July 3, 2013

    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 July 2, 2013

    Kabul: Militants blew up a suicide car bomb at the gate to a NATO compound in Kabul early Tuesday and attacked guards with smallarms 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 car...
  • Three policemen among 10 killed in Iraq bomb attacks June 30, 2013

    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 June 11, 2013

    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 daylong attacks, most of them in northern Iraq, but officials blame much of the violence that has killed nearly 2,000...
  • Car bombs kill 14 in Iraq, say officials June 7, 2013

    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 explosivesladen car into the headquarters of a police...
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 25 dead May 31, 2013

    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 feel...
  • Iraq violence: Baghdad bomb attacks leave 27 dead May 30, 2013

    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 conflict...
  • Bomb attacks kill more than 70 Shi'ites across Iraq May 21, 2013

    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 past...
  • Turkey says world must act against Syria after bombings May 13, 2013

    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 alAssad. The two car bombs, which ripped through crowded...