SUICIDE BOMBINGS

  • Pakistan will not back off from military offensive in North Waziristan: Defense Minister Khwaja Asif 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan has said it will not back off from military offensive against terrorists in North Waziristan in the aftermath of the terror attack at a school in Peshawar that left 151 people, mostly children, dead. "We are undeterred, we will not back off," Defense Minister Khwaja Asif told the CNN...
  • Pakistan mourns as parents bury children massacred in Peshawar school attack 3 days ago

    Peshawar: Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 133 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency. People around the country lit...
  • 'He went in the uniform, came back in a coffin,' wails a Pakistan school attack victim's father 3 days ago

    Peshawar: In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school on Tuesday and killed 151 people - almost all of them students - before government troops ended the siege. The massacre of innocent children horrified a country already weary of unending terrorist attacks. Pakistan's...
  • US in touch with Pakistan to offer assistance after attack 3 days ago

    Washington: The US is in touch with Pakistani authorities to offer assistance in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack on a Peshawar school that killed 151 people, the White House said on Tuesday. "The depraved decision that one has to make to storm a school of innocent children and open...
  • Nobel prize winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school attack 3 days ago

    London: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, joint winner of this year's Nobel peace prize for her education campaign work, said she was heartbroken by the news that at least 126 people, mostly children, had been killed in a Taliban attack on a school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday. Malala, 17, was shot...
  • Terrorists shot dead my friends and teacher in cold blood, recounts Peshawar attack eyewitness 3 days ago

    Peshawar: It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Students pored over their books. Teachers ruffled through their notes and gave lectures. In an instant, the peace was shattered - gunfire, smoke and dead bodies strewn across the school's halls and corridors,...
  • Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri November 25, 2014

    Bauchi (Nigeria): Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli,...
  • Suicide bomber kills at least 45 in Afghanistan during volleyball match November 23, 2014

    Kabul: Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east. Mokhis Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor of Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, says the attack happened during an inter-district tournament attended by a large crowed in...
  • Suicide bomber kills 13 in Nigerian market November 17, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 13 people were killed and 65 others injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a busy mobile phone market in restive northeast Nigeria, police has said. The attack in the town of Azare in Bauchi state yesterday came just as vendors were packing up...
  • Wagah suicide attack: BSF on high alert as death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The death toll in the deadly bomb blast at Wagah in Pakistan rose to 65 on Monday which includes personnel of the Pakistan rangers and a child. Nearly 200 others were injured in the suicide bombing on Sunday near the exit gates of the Wagah border car parking,...
  • Afghanistan President Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bombing July 29, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 predominantlyShiite 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 AlQaeda 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 AlNusra Front announced the creation of an arms factory. "Four AlNusra 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 PakistanAfghan 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 PakAfghan 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 JalandharDelhi 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 CNNIBN 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 ethnicallymixed 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...