Suicide Bombings

  • Afghanistan President Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bombing 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    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...
  • Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Qaeda in Syria targets army with four suicide bombings May 25, 2014

    Syria's Al-Qaeda branch staged four suicide bomb attacks on army positions on Sunday, leaving dozens of casualties, in a bid to cut off Idlib province from the coast, a monitoring group said. The attacks came a day after the Al-Nusra Front announced the creation of an arms factory. "Four Al-Nusra Front fighters...
  • 16 killed in suicide bombing at railway station in southern Russia December 30, 2013

    Moscow: A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 other people and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February's Olympics in Sochi. No one immediately claimed responsibility for...
  • Five killed, five wounded in Iraq suicide bombings October 4, 2013

    Baghdad: At least five people were killed and five others wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in Iraq Friday, police said. Three soldiers were killed and five others wounded when a suicide car bomb went off at a checkpoint manned by the Iraqi army in the area of Heat, some 170...
  • Suicide car bombing kills 15 people in northwest Pakistan October 3, 2013

    A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into the compound of a rival militant commander in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing 15 people, a government official said. The commander, Nabi Hanfi, was not present at the time of the attack, said Wajid Khan, a local government administrator. Hanfi has...
  • 6 killed in suspected suicide bomb blast on Pakistan-Afghan border October 2, 2013

    At least six people were killed in a suspected suicide blast on Wednesday in southwestern Pakistan's Chaman town on the Afghan border, media reports said. Several people were also reported injured in the explosion in the capital of Qila Abdullah district in the restive Balochistan province. The Pak-Afghan border was closed...
  • Death toll in Pakistan earthquake rises to 327 September 26, 2013

    The death toll from a powerful earthquake in southwest Pakistan rose to 327 on Wednesday after hundreds of mud houses collapsed on residents throughout the remote and thinly populated area, local officials said. Pakistan's army airlifted hundreds of soldiers to help with the aftermath of the worst earthquake in the South...
  • Pakistan church attack: Christians burn Pak flag to protest suicide bombings September 25, 2013

    Members of Christian community in Phagwara burnt Pakistan flag and held a demonstration on the Jalandhar-Delhi national highway to protest the deadly twin suicide bombings on a historic church in Peshawar. Members of Christian Samaj Manch led by the outfit's president Dinesh Rojar and Bishop Gulzar Vishaw staged the protest on...
  • Three soldiers killed in Iraq suicide bombing September 12, 2013

    Baghdad: Three soldiers were killed and 31 trainee soldiers wounded in a suicide attack on an Iraq Army recruitment centre Thursday, a police source said. A suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden truck into the entrance of the centre at a military base northwest of Kirkuk, 250 km north of the Iraq's...
  • Series of explosions at US-Afghan base near Pakistan border, Taliban claims responsibility September 2, 2013

    A group of suicide bombers attacked a US base near the border with Pakistan on Monday morning, leading to multiple explosions, a gunfight and the closure of a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the strike in the Torkham area. In a statement,...
  • Suicide bombing kills six in Afghanistan August 31, 2013

    Kabul: At least six people were killed and 20 wounded Saturday in a suicide bombing in Kandahar city in Afghanistan, an official said. "One suicide bomber tried to enter the Kabul Bank branch at Shahidan square in the city. He was intercepted. The attacker blew up his suicide jacket. Five people,...
  • Afghanistan assures India of security for diplomatic staff August 4, 2013

    Afghanistan on Saturday told India it will leave "no stone unturned" to ensure the safety of Indian diplomatic personnel in that country following a terror attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad that left nine Afghans dead. This was conveyed by Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul to India's External Affairs...
  • Afghanistan: Explosion near Indian consulate in Jalalabad, 9 dead August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Nine people, including eight children were killed after a mosque adjacent to the Indian consulate was attacked in Jalalbad on Saturday. At least 21 civilians have been injured. The ITBP told CNN-IBN that all Indian officials are safe. Ministry of External Affairs sources have also said all...
  • Eight people killed as suicide car bomb hits Iraq Kurdish patrol July 28, 2013

    A police official says a suicide car bomber has rammed his vehicle into a Kurdish security patrol in northern Iraq, killing eight. Col. Hussein Ali Rasheed, who is police chief of Tuz Khormato, says the bomber struck Sunday morning as the patrol was passing through the ethnically-mixed town. He says five...
  • Pakistani leader among 29 killed in suicide bombing June 19, 2013

    Islamabad: A member of the provincial assembly of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was among 29 people killed in a suicide bombing on Tuesday, media reports said. Over 50 people were injured. Independent member Imran Mohmand was killed in the blast at a funeral procession in Mardan, Geo News reported. Police said...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital April 15, 2013

    Mogadishu: At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday in suicide bombings and assaults by al Shabaab militants linked to al Qaeda, breaking a fragile return to peace in Mogadishu. A bomb exploded outside law courts in the city as gunmen stormed the compound. Security forces then...
  • Kabul: Suicide bomb attack outside defence ministry leaves 18 dead March 9, 2013

    Kabul: A suicide bomber on a bicycle struck outside the Afghan Defense Ministry on Saturday, one of two attacks that killed at least 18 people as US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the nation, officials said. Nine people were killed in the bombing at the ministry, a fresh reminder that...
  • Rebels launch surprise attack in Malian town of Gao February 11, 2013

    Gao (Mali): Islamist insurgents launched a surprise raid in the heart of the Malian town of Gao on February 10, battling French and local troops in a blow to efforts to secure Mali's recaptured north. Local residents hid in their homes or crouched behind walls as the crackle of gunfire from...
  • Turkish leftist group claims US embassy bombing: Website February 2, 2013

    Istanbul: A Turkish leftist group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on the US embassy and accused Washington of using Turkey as its "slave", according to a statement posted on the internet. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C) said it carried out Friday's attack, in which a suicide...
  • UK terror suspects travelled to Pakistan: Report January 26, 2013

    London: Two terror suspects, who allegedly plotted suicide bombings in Britain, have been accused of travelling to Pakistan for terrorist training, making suicide videos and buying chemicals to make home-made bombs. Al-Qaeda suspects Irfan Naseer and Irfan Khalid from Birmingham were under surveillance by MI5 for weeks before their arrest...
  • Afghanistan: Blast outside mosque in Maymana, 35 dead October 26, 2012

    Kabul: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing 35 people and wounding at least 70, government and hospital officials said. The attack in the town of Maymana, capital of northern Faryab province, came as people were gathering at the mosque to celebrate...
  • Church bombing: 4 killed, 41 wounded in Nigeria June 11, 2012

    Abuja: At least 4 people were killed and 41 injured on June 10 in a suicide bomb blast that ripped through a church in Nigeria, the police said. Emmanuel Ayeni, police commissioner of Plateau State, said the suicide bomber was among the dead in the incident in state capital Jos, Xinhua...
  • Pak: Teenage suicide bomber strikes, 17 killed May 4, 2012

    Islamabad: A teenage suicide bomber targeted security personnel in a crowded market in the restive Bajaur tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 17 people and injuring 42 others, officials said. The security personnel had gathered at a shop at the bazar in Khar, the main town of Bajaur Agency,...
  • Afghan attack now under control: US ambassador April 15, 2012

    The US embassy has gone into lock-down amid a wave of coordinated attacks across Afghanistan. ...
  • All Indian installations and staff are safe: ITBP DG April 15, 2012

    The sources said that the government is closely watching the situation after the explosions rocked different areas in Kabul. ...
  • Somalia blast caught on camera April 5, 2012

    At least six people, including two of Somalia's top sports officials, were killed when a female suicide bomber struck a ceremony at Mogadishu's national theatre. ...
  • Somalia: Female suicide bomber strikes, 6 dead April 5, 2012

    Mogadishu: At least six people, including two of Somalia's top sports officials, were killed when a female suicide bomber struck a ceremony at Mogadishu's national theatre in an attack Islamist rebels said was aimed at assassinating government ministers. Al Shabaab insurgents claimed responsibility for the blast on Wednesday that killed the...
  • Suicide bomb kills 26 in Syria January 7, 2012

    Beirut: A suicide bomber killed 26 people and wounded 63 in Damascus, Syria's interior minister said, vowing an "iron fist" response to Friday's carnage in the heart of the capital after similar attacks two weeks ago. Qatar's prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, said Syria was not implementing a deal...