Suicide Attack

  • 12 soldiers killed in suicide attack in Iraq July 5, 2014

    Baghdad: A suicide car bomber killed at least 12 Iraqi soldiers and wounded some 30 others in Salahudin province on Friday, police said. The attack occurred near Dijla town south of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car...
  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 14 in Baghdad May 27, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on Tuesday in a busy commercial area in Baghdad has killed at least 14 people. A police officer says a suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt outside a Shiite mosque in downtown Baghdad as worshippers headed inside to attend noon prayers. ...
  • Judge among eleven dead in suicide attack outside Islamabad court March 3, 2014

    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 General...
  • Pakistani boy to be honoured for foiling suicide attack January 10, 2014

    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 remote...
  • Peshawar church blast: Death toll rises to 56, over 100 injured September 22, 2013

    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 the...
  • Afghanistan: Kunduz district governor, civilians killed in suicide bomb attack August 30, 2013

    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 officials...
  • Random shooting, bombings kill 15 across Iraq August 5, 2013

    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 August 5, 2013

    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 and...
  • '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 war-torn country assured that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Indian diplomats there. At least 12...
  • Gunmen shoot dead 13 police, soldiers in Iraq strikes July 25, 2013

    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 (35...
  • Pakistan: 7 killed in suicide attack on ISI office July 25, 2013

    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...
  • Pakistan: Zardari's close aide killed in suicide attack July 10, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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 the...
  • 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 day-long 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 explosives-laden 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...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan: 4 killed, 58 injured in suicide attack in Quetta May 13, 2013

    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 May 9, 2013

    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 disrupt...
  • Pak: 9 killed in suicide attack at ANP rally in Peshawar April 16, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 than...
  • Pakistan: 12 killed in suicide attack in Peshawar March 30, 2013

    Islamabad: At least 12 people were killed and 31 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan Friday as a convoy of security personnel near the US Consulate in Peshawar city was targeted police said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a Frontier Constabulary convoy in a high security area...
  • No military solution to the J&K problem: Lt Gen. (retd) BS Jaswal March 14, 2013

    Does the attack on CRPF prove that AFSPA is still required in Kashmir? Lt Gen. (retd) BS Jaswal, former Army Commander, Northern Command, Indian Army, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. AFSPA is not that important for the forces who operate in Kashmir. I mean no...
  • Pakistan: 103 dead, 270 injured in series of bomb blasts January 11, 2013

    A series of six bomb blasts in two Pakistani cities left over 103 people dead on Thursday and over 270 injured. Twin suicide attacks that were a few minutes apart ripped through Balochistan's capital Quetta while the second attack was in Swat valley where the explosion took place in the...
  • Watch: Suicide bomber speaks on Islam, attacks on West September 29, 2012

    In Afghanistan, using suicide bombers is a common tactic followed by the Taliban. Deadly attacks are pulled off by anonymous fidayeens. CNN met one such suicide bomber who revealed what he was thinking and what he continued to believe. ...
  • Afghan militants say bomb revenge for film September 18, 2012

    Kabul: A suicide attack on a minibus in the Afghan capital killed 12 people on Tuesday, including seven foreigners, and the Hezb-e-Islami insurgent group claimed responsibility, saying the blast was retaliation for a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad. "A woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up in response to the...
  • Bulgaria releases images of bomber behind attack on Israelis July 20, 2012

    Bulgaria has released CCTV footage of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Burgas airport on Wednesday. ...
  • Suicide bomber behind attack on Israelis: Bulgaria July 20, 2012

    Burgas: A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. Iran denied it was behind Wednesday's attack at Burgas airport, a popular gateway for tourists visiting...
  • Afghanistan: 2-day violence claims over 50 lives July 10, 2012

    Kabul: An insurgent bomb killed six American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, part of a surge of violence that has dealt a stark reminder that war is still raging as NATO plots an exit strategy for the end of 2014. Violence raged across the country on Monday, including grisly attacks by multiple...
  • Taliban takes hostages in Kabul hotel attack June 22, 2012

    Kabul: Afghan Taliban gunmen who attacked a popular lakeside hotel on the outskirts of the Afghan capital are holding several hostages, thought to include women and children, and some people have been killed, Kabul police said on Friday. An unknown number of gunmen, some armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine...