ROCKET ATTACKS

  • Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mount July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel said it shot down a drone from Gaza a week into its offensive on Monday, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted. Hamas, the Islamist group which runs Gaza, said its armed wing had sent several drones to...
  • SpiceJet flight escapes rocket attack in Kabul airport July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: About 100 people on board a SpiceJet flight from Kabul to Delhi escaped a rocket attack by militants at the airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday. The attack, aimed at the military airbase at the Kabul airport, was launched when the Boeing 737 was getting ready for takeoff....
  • Israel bombs multiple targets in Gaza after rocket attacks June 29, 2014

    Gaza: Israeli aircraft attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factory in Israel on fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Palestinian medics said two people were wounded in air strikes on eight sites. Israeli officials said...
  • US committed to create sovereign Palestine state: Obama March 22, 2013

    Jerusalem: Warning Israel that it was at a "crossroads", US President Barack Obama on Friday voiced his opposition to Tel Aviv's controversial settlement activities and said America was "deeply committed" to create an independent, sovereign state of Palestine. In a speech in Jerusalem addressed to the Israeli people, Obama asked...
  • 5 killed, 30 injured in rocket attacks at Peshawar airport December 15, 2012

    Peshawar: Five people were killed and over 40 people were injured in rocket attacks on Bacha Khan International Airport and nearby areas in Peshawar in Pakistan. The airport was sealed following the attacks. According to sources, at least three rockets were fired from unknown location at the airport, University Town and...
  • Israel launches air strikes on Hamas HQs in Gaza November 17, 2012

    Gaza City, (Gaza Strip): Israel's military says it has struck more than 800 targets in the Gaza Strip, as it expands a fierce air assault responding to rocket launches from the Palestinian territory. The military's early Saturday count includes 180 overnight airstrikes. The campaign began on Wednesday with the assassination of...
  • Five US soldiers killed in Baghdad rocket attack June 6, 2011

    Baghdad: Five American troops serving as advisers to Iraqi security police in eastern Baghdad were killed on Monday when rockets slammed into the compound where they lived. The deaths were the largest singleday loss of life for American forces in two years. The US military announced the deaths in a brief...
  • India claims Pakistani forces fired rockets | Pak denies September 12, 2009

    Amritsar: Three rockets fired in quick succession from Pakistan exploded near a village in India's Amritsar district, triggering retaliatory gunfire by Indian border guards, officials said on Saturday as angry villagers from the region held protests. The 107 MM rockets landed in the fields of Pul Kanjari area in Punjab with...
  • Suicide car bomb, rockets strike Kabul ahead of vote August 18, 2009

    Kabul: A suicide bomber rammed an explosiveladen car into a Western military convoy in the Afghan capital on Tuesday and a Taliban rocket hit the presidential palace grounds just two days before incumbent Hamid Karzai seeks reelection. Tolo television quoted officials at an Afghan military hospital as saying two people...
  • Rocket attack on Prez palace in Kabul ahead of polls August 18, 2009

    Kabul: NATO said it would suspend military operations during the forthcoming Afghan presidential elections, as two rockets believed to have been fired by Taliban militants landed near the presidential palace on Tuesday morning, causing no casualties. "In support of the Afghan National Security Forces who lead the security efforts during the...
  • Militants attack Pakistan's NW paramilitary base August 11, 2009

    Peshawar: Authorities say a barrage of rockets has killed two civilians in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city and militants launched an attack on a paramilitary base nearby. The paramilitary Frontier Corps released a statement on Tuesday saying a group of militants attacked one of their outposts in Basai, outside Peshawar, before dawn...