Suicide Bombings

  • 16 killed in suicide bombing at railway station in southern Russia 30-12-2013 08:35 AM

    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...
  • Five killed, five wounded in Iraq suicide bombings 04-10-2013 04:50 PM

    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...
  • Suicide car bombing kills 15 people in northwest Pakistan 03-10-2013 10:55 AM

    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...
  • 6 killed in suspected suicide bomb blast on Pakistan-Afghan border 02-10-2013 03:20 PM

    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...
  • Death toll in Pakistan earthquake rises to 327 26-09-2013 07:32 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan church attack: Christians burn Pak flag to protest suicide bombings 25-09-2013 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Three soldiers killed in Iraq suicide bombing 12-09-2013 06:49 PM

    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...
  • Series of explosions at US-Afghan base near Pakistan border, Taliban claims responsibility 02-09-2013 10:07 AM

    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...
  • Suicide bombing kills six in Afghanistan 31-08-2013 03:51 PM

    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...
  • Afghanistan assures India of security for diplomatic staff 04-08-2013 05:20 AM

    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 03-08-2013 01:07 PM

    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 Indians...
  • Eight people killed as suicide car bomb hits Iraq Kurdish patrol 28-07-2013 02:04 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani leader among 29 killed in suicide bombing 19-06-2013 05:15 AM

    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...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital 15-04-2013 07:20 AM

    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...
  • Afghanistan: Blast outside mosque in Maymana, 35 dead 26-10-2012 12:34 PM

    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...
  • Suicide bomb kills 26 in Syria 07-01-2012 01:29 PM

    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...
  • Suicide bomb kills at least 20 in Afghanistan 25-12-2011 10:49 PM

    Taloqan: A suicide bomber killed at least 20 people, including a member of parliament, and wounded 50 in Afghanistan's northern city of Taloqan on Sunday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks in a once-peaceful region. The attack occurred while prayers were being read at the funeral of...
  • 4 terrorists, two policemen killed in Karachi 17-11-2011 03:17 AM

    Karachi: Four suspected terrorists and two policemen were killed after a gunfire and chase resulting in a suicide bomb blast in the up-market seafront of Karachi. The terrorists blew themselves up close to a popular restaurant, near Karachi's popular Seaview beach on Wednesday, after police chased their Suzuki van and...
  • Suicide blast in Karachi, one policeman dead 16-11-2011 11:52 PM

    Karachi: Three suicide bombers blew themselves up when they were challenged by police on the seafront in this southern Pakistani city on Wednesday, killing a policeman and injuring another, officials said. The three terrorists were travelling in an explosives-laden van when police asked them to stop in Seaview area of...
  • Afghan suicide attack kills seven near mosque 06-11-2011 04:13 PM

    Kabul: At least seven civilians were killed and 15 others injured when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near a mosque in Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, the interior ministry said. The bomber attacked soon after prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha had finished, ministry spokesman Sediq...
  • Suicide attackers, bombs target northeast Nigeria 05-11-2011 02:57 AM

    Maiduguri: Suicide bombers attacked a military base, a car bomb exploded outside a barracks and explosives detonated on Friday around northeast Nigeria, a region under siege from a radical Muslim sect, officials said. While casualties weren't immediately clear, one blast struck outside a school where parents had arrived to pick...
  • Suicide bomber in Turkey kills 2, wounds 12 30-10-2011 02:09 AM

    Ankara: A female suicide bomber killed two people in Turkey's southeastern Kurdish region and wounded 12 others, authorities said. The attack occurred in a main street of the mainly-Kurdish city of Bingol, Gov. Mustafa Hakan Guvencer said. There was no immediate responsibility claim, but Kurdish rebels who are fighting for...
  • 33 killed in suicide bombing in Pakistan 19-08-2011 04:39 PM

    Islamabad: A teenage suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque packed with Friday worshippers in the restive Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan, killing at least 33 people and injuring over 100 others. The attack, which targeted the Jamia Masjid in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal agency, took place...
  • Seven killed in twin blasts in Peshawar 11-08-2011 11:05 AM

    Peshawar: A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives near police guarding the scene of an explosion earlier Thursday in this northwestern Pakistani city, a rare double-pronged attack that killed four officers and a boy. Police said a second female suicide bomber is also believed to have been killed in the...
  • 22 killed in suicide bombings in south Baghdad 21-06-2011 12:58 PM

    Baghdad: Suicide bombers detonated two explosives-laden vehicles early on Tuesday near a government compound south of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens, Iraqi officials said. The attacks come as Iraq's top political factions started to discuss in earnest whether to ask some of the U.S. troops to...
  • Somalia: AU force on alert after minister killed 11-06-2011 03:39 PM

    Mogadishu: A spokesman for African Union peacekeepers backing Somalia's fragile government says his forces are on high alert a day after a suspected female suicide bomber killed the country's interior minister. Maj Paddy Ankunda said on Saturday that the AU force is on alert after al-Qaida-linked militants of al-Shabab vowed...