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19-Feb-2017 Mogadishu

30 killed in car bomb attack in Somalia

At least 30 people were killed in a huge car bomb blast at a busy market in the south-central Banaadir region of Somalia on Sunday, officials said.The Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed the incident at Kawo-Gudey area in Wadajir...

19-Feb-2017 Lahore

Five militants killed, 205 suspects held in Pakistan

At least five militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its breakaway faction Jamaat-ul Ahrar (JuA) were killed during a counter-terrorism operation in Punjab province of Pakistan.As many as 205 suspects, mostly Afghan nationals, were also...

17-Feb-2017 Karachi

Sufi shrine devotees defy terror, Pakistan cracks down

As Pakistan launched a nationwide crackdown after a horrific suicide bombing that killed nearly 90 people at a Sufi shrine, revered by Shias, in Sindh province, the custodian of the shrine announced on Friday that the evening 'Dhamaal' ritual would continue...

17-Feb-2017 Karachi

35 militants die in crackdown after Pakistan shrine blast

At least 35 terrorists were killed as the law enforcement agencies launched a security crackdown across Pakistan on Friday.The crackdown comes after a bomb ripped through the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a revered 13th century Muslim saint, in Sehwan...

16-Feb-2017 Karachi

IS bombing hits Pakistan Sufi shrine, kills 75

A powerful blast ripped through Lal Shehbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan town of Pakistan's Sindh province on Thursday, killing at least 30 people, including women, and injuring over 100 others.Taluka Hospital Medical Superintendent Moinuddin Siddiqui confirmed...

13-Feb-2017 Lahore

16 dead as blast hits Lahore protesters

At least 16 persons were killed and over 50 others, including media persons, were injured in a strong explosion near the Punjab provincial assembly here on Monday.The explosion took place at Charing Cross, Mall Road, in Lahore when a large group of chemists...

11-Feb-2017 Kabul

Nine die in Afghan suicide bombing

At least Nine persons were killed and 20 injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up next to a bank in Lashkargah city of Afghanistan on Saturday, an official said.A terrorist tied explosive device in his body blew himself up next to a local bank where...

10-Feb-2017 Baghdad

Nine killed in car bomb attack in Baghdad

At least nine people were killed and 32 others wounded on Friday in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped car detonated at a thoroughfare in Resalah district...

07-Feb-2017 Kabul

Suicide bomber kills 12 outside Afghan Supreme Court

At least 12 people were killed and dozens wounded on Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the parking lot of the Afghanistan Supreme Court building in central Kabul, officials said.A security official speaking on the condition of anonymity...

07-Feb-2017 Kabul

Four killed, 15 hurt in Kabul blast

At least four persons were killed and 15 injured in a blast outside the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said.A local journalist cited health officials as saying: "Four bodies and 15 wounded taken to Wazir Akbar Khan hospital."The building...

01-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Teenager raped, murdered in Karachi

A 17-year-old girl was raped and strangled to death in Pakistan's Sindh province , officials said.The body was recovered from an under-construction house in Surjani area in the suburbs of Karachi, Dawn reported on Wednesday. A police surgeon confirmed...

30-Jan-2017 Quebec

Mosque shooting kills 6, Trudeau calls it attack on Muslims

Two gunmen opened fire in a Quebec mosque killing six people and injuring eight others. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it a "terrorist attack on Muslims".Police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe said 39 others survived Sunday's shooting, reported...

30-Jan-2017 Toronto

4 dead in Quebec mosque attack

At least four persons were killed in an attack on a mosque in the Canadian city of Quebec, a media report said on Monday.La Presse newspaper said in its digital edition that at around 9.15 p.m. on Sunday, a suspect was located by the police on one of the...

21-Jan-2017 Islamabad

20 die in Pakistan market blast

At least 20 persons were killed and more than 50 injured in a blast at the vegetable market in Kurram Agency of Pakistan on Saturday, an official said.A remote-controlled bomb exploded when the Eidgah market in Parachinar area was crowded in the morning,...

21-Jan-2017 Islamabad

18 killed in Pakistan's market blast

At least 18 people were killed and over 50 were injured on early Saturday when a powerful explosion ripped through a crowded market in Kurram agency, Pakistans northwestern tribal region, officials said.The explosion occurred early morning around 8.50am...

20-Jan-2017 Kabul

16 policemen killed in Afghanistan attack

At least 16 policemen were killed as militants stormed police checkpoints in Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Friday, an official said."A group of Taliban rebels attacked some security checkpoints in Miwand district, triggering a gun battle," the official...

19-Jan-2017 Islamabad

4 militants including key commander killed in shoot-out in Pakistan

At least four terrorists including a militant commander were killed in shoot-out with police in Sheikhupura district of Pakistan on Thursday, local Urdu media reported.The millitant commander was identified as Rizwan alias Asif Chotu, the chief of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi...

19-Jan-2017 Damascus

IS kills 12 people in Syria's Palmyra city

The Islamic State (IS) terror group has killed 12 people in different parts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including its famous Roman theatre, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) said on Thursday.The SOHR said the victims included four...

18-Jan-2017 Bamako (Mali)

67 killed in Mali car bomb attack

At least 67 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a military barracks in the north of Mali on Wednesday, medical sources told EFE.Many others were injured in the deadly attack.According to preliminary information, the assailant detonated the...

17-Jan-2017 Abuja

50 killed as Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly strikes civilian camp

A Nigerian air force jet on Tuesday mistakenly bombed a civilian camp in the northeastern state of Borno, which led to at least 50 persons being killed, media reports said.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said its staff on the ground had seen at least 100...

17-Jan-2017 Cairo

8 security personnel killed in terror attack in Egypt

At least eight security personnel were killed and three others injured in a terror attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley Governorate, some 600 km south of Cairo, according to a statement of Egypt's Health Ministry.The statement said that the armed...

15-Jan-2017 Kabul

Seven civilians die in Afghan bombing

Seven civilians were killed and two injured in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Sunday.A roadside bomb hit a civilian vehicle in Pachiragam district, Xinhua news agency quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.Taliban militants and other...

15-Jan-2017 Brasilia

10 killed in Brazil's new prison riot

At least 10 prisoners were killed in Brazil's fifth prison riot this year, the media reported on Sunday.Police and military forces were deployed at the Alcacuz prison as a riot broke out between two gangs on Saturday night, the BBC reported.The wave of...

12-Jan-2017 Kabul

US says 33 civilians killed in Afghanistan operation

The US military said on Thursday that 33 civilians were killed during a joint operation in northern Afghanistan last year, as it released details of its investigation into the incident.Twenty-seven other civilians were wounded in the village of Boz in Kunduz...

11-Jan-2017 Kabul

Five UAE diplomats die in Afghan attack

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday said five of its diplomats were killed in an attack in Kandahar city in Afghanistan.A statement from the UAE Foreign Ministry said they were targeted while on a mission regarding development, humanitarian and educational...

10-Jan-2017 Kabul

25 killed in Kabul blasts

At least 25 people were killed and several others wounded in two suicide blasts near a government office along a busy road in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday."Two suicide blasts rocked near a sub-office of the National Directorate of Security (NDS),...

08-Jan-2017 Baghdad

11 killed in Baghdad suicide car bombing

At least 11 people were killed and 25 others injured on Sunday in a suicide car bombing Iraq's capital Baghdad, police said.The attack occurred at a checkpoint near the Jamila wholesale vegetable market in Sadr city neighbourhood, an Interior Ministry source...

07-Jan-2017 Damascus (Syria)

43 killed in Syria car bombing

At least 43 people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday when a car bomb was detonated in Syria.Rami Abdulrahman from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) told Efe news the explosion occurred near the courthouse in the city of Azaz, located...

06-Jan-2017 Washington

5 dead in shooting at US airport

A suspect is in custody in Florida after a man opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing five people and wounding eight others.The man identified as Esteban Santiago, upon arriving at the airport, started firing at baggage...

05-Jan-2017 Kabul

19 militants killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have killed at least 19 militants in fresh military operations across the war-torn country, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.According to a statement, the operations began on Wednesday in 18 of 34 Afghan provinces."In one operation,...

05-Jan-2017 Baghdad

Five killed in Baghdad car bombing

At least five people were killed and seven others injured in a car bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad on Thursday.The blast occurred when a booby-trapped car ripped through a popular marketplace at the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of al-Obeidi, Xinhua...

03-Jan-2017 Sanaa

Air strikes kill 6 in Yemen's Saada

The Saudi-led coalition killed at least six civilians and wounded several others in air strikes on Yemen's northern province of Saada on Monday, residents and rescuers told Xinhua news agency.The strikes targeted the residential quarter of al-Hibal valley...

02-Jan-2017 Sao Paulo

At least 60 dead in Brazil prison riot

The fight between rival gangs over the weekend at the Anisio Jobim penitentiary in Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazonas state, left at least 60 people dead, officials said on Monday.The brawl started on Sunday afternoon when members of the Familia do...

02-Jan-2017 Mogadishu

3 killed in Somalia twin car bomb blasts

At least three people were killed on Monday in a double car bomb attack here in the Somalian capital, security officials said.The assailants detonated two car bombs at a security checkpoint near the Hotel Peace, leaving three police officials dead and injuring...

02-Jan-2017 Baghdad

35 die in Baghdad car bomb explosion

At least 35 persons were killed and 61 wounded in a car bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad on Monday, the media reported.The explosion took place when a booby trapped car detonated in a Shia neighbourhood of Sadr city, Xinhua news agency quoted an Interior...

02-Jan-2017 Rio de Janeiro

12 die at new year party in Brazil

At least 12 persons were killed and three injured during a shootout at a new year party in Brazil, police said.The attack took place in the city of Campinas near Sao Paulo on Sunday when a man climbed the wall of a house and shot his ex-wife, his eight-year-old...

01-Jan-2017 Baghdad

7 killed in Iraq suicide attack

The death toll in a suicide attack carried out on Sunday against an Iraqi security checkpoint close to Iraq's Najaf city has increased to seven, including five policemen, according to the local police command.The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility...

01-Jan-2017 Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Man kills 11 at New Year's party in Brazil

A man in Brazil has killed his former wife, son and nine others celebrating the arrival of the New Year, before shooting self, the BBC reported on Sunday.The unidentified man was carrying several firearms when he stormed the family house in Campinas, around...

01-Jan-2017 Kabul

49 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 49 armed militants have been killed during a series of operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.The operations, according to the ministry's statement, covered parts of Zabul, Helmand, Paktiya, Logar, Oruzgan,...

01-Jan-2017 Ankara

39 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack, manhunt on for gunman

At least 39 persons were killed and 69 injured as a sole gunman opened fire at people celebrating the New Year at a famous nightclub in Istanbul early on Sunday, authorities said, adding a manhunt has been launched for the gunman."According to security...

01-Jan-2017 Baghdad

5 killed, 24 injured in Iraq suicide attack

At least five people were killed and 24 were injured on Sunday in a suicide attack at a security checkpoint close to the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, a security source said.A group of armed men attacked a security checkpoint and detonated explosives-laden...

01-Jan-2017 Istanbul

39 die in Istanbul nightclub terror attack

At least 39 persons were killed and 69 injured as a gunman opened fire at people celebrating new year at a nightclub in Istanbul early on Sunday, authorities said.The assailant, who has not yet been identified, opened fire inside the high-end Reina nightclub...

01-Jan-2017 Istanbul

At least 35 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

At least 35 people were killed in a gun attack on a popular nightclub in Istanbul, city's Governor Vasip Sahin said on Sunday morning.Hurriyet Daily News quoted Sahin as saying that the attacker killed a police officer and a civilian at the gate of the...

31-Dec-2016 Baghdad

28 killed in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad

At least 28 persons were killed and 53 injured in twin suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday, a source said.A suspect blew up his explosive vest at the crowded car spare parts market in Sinak area and another suicide bomber detonated...

29-Dec-2016 Damascus

6 killed in Syria bombings despite truce

At least six persons were killed on Thursday in bombings across Syria after a truce was struck between Russia and Turkey effective from midnight, according to a war monitoring group.An attack carried out by government forces in the southern city of Daraa...

28-Dec-2016 Damascus

22 killed in Syria airstrikes

At least 22 persons were killed in airstrikes in an area controlled by the Islamic State terrorist group in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.They were killed on Tuesday in the bombings in Al Hajna...

25-Dec-2016 Mosul

97 IS militants killed in clashes, air strike in Iraq's Mosul

A total of 97 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in heavy clashes with the security forces and an air strike by the US-led coalition aircraft in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.The soldiers of the Ninth Armoured Division repelled attacks...

23-Dec-2016 Beirut

Turkish air strikes in Syria kills 47

At least 47 people were killed, including 14 minors and nine women, in Turkish air strikes against the Syrian city of al-Bab, controlled by the Islamic State terrorist organisation, media reports said.Britain-based information office Syrian Observatory...

23-Dec-2016 Baghdad

Suicide car bomb attacks kill 30 in Iraq

At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured when three suicide car bombs exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, security sources said.A security source said that the suicide bombers, driving cars laden with explosives, detonated their vehicles...

22-Dec-2016 Baghdad

Car explosions in Iraq kill 25

At least 25 persons were killed on Thursday in the Iraqi city of Mosul after three suicide car bombs were detonated at a market place, a security source said.The bombings, that left dozens wounded, occurred when the cars blew up amid a crowd of civilians...

19-Dec-2016 Amman

15 killed in Jordan shootings

At least 15 persons were killed in a series of shootouts between Jordanian police and a group of gunmen, Jordan's homeland security department said in a statement.Seven policemen, two Jordanian civilians, one Canadian tourist and four gunmen were killed,...

18-Dec-2016 Baghdad

5 killed, 14 wounded in Iraq bomb attacks

At least five people were killed and 14 others injured on Sunday in separate bomb attacks which mainly targeted Iraqi security forces, security sources said.In one attack, a booby-trapped car detonated near a fuel station in Halabsa area, just west of the...

18-Dec-2016 Aden

49 die in Yemen suicide attack

At least 49 persons were killed and 39 injured in a suicide bombing that targeted government forces in Yemen's Aden city on Sunday, an official said.According to an intelligence source, a suicide attacker detonated his explosive belt near the soldiers gathered...

17-Dec-2016 Ankara

13 killed in Turkey bombing

A bus transporting soldiers was hit by an explosion in central Turkey that killed at least 13 of them, the Turkish General Staff stated on Saturday.The explosion near Erciyes University in Kayseri also left nearly 50 injured, Xinhua reported.The blast...

17-Dec-2016 Kabul

Six persons killed in Afghan shooting

Five female airport workers and a driver were killed when gunmen fired bullets on their vehicle in Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Saturday, sources said."The firing occurred at around 5.30 a.m. in Kandhar city. They were travelling to office," Xinhua...

11-Dec-2016 Nairobi

33 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Kenya

At least 33 persons were killed and many others injured after an oil tanker crashed into other vehicles in Kenya's Naivasha town, disaster management officials said on Sunday.The accident occured on the Nakuru-Nairobi road at 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, Xinhua...

11-Dec-2016 Cairo

25 killed, 49 injured in cathedral blast in Egypt

At least 25 people were killed and 49 others injured on Sunday in an explosion at the Coptic Cathedral in Abbasiya's neighbourhood of Cairo, officials said in a statement.The security forces rushed to the scene and launched operations to search the assailants...

11-Dec-2016 Istanbul

38 die in Istanbul blasts, Turkey blames Kurdish militants

At least 38 persons were killed and 155 injured in twin bombings in Istanbul, which the Turkish authorities on Sunday blamed on Kurdish militants.Turkey said the Saturday night attack seemed to be a coordinated one on police outside a soccer stadium in...

11-Dec-2016 Accra

Nigeria: Over 60 worshippers feared dead after Church collapse

About 60 worshippers at the Reigners Bible Church International at Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State in the West African nation of Nigeria are feared dead after the church building collapsed on them Aearlier on Saturday, state owned News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

10-Dec-2016 Istanbul

29 killed in Istanbul explosion

At least 29 persons were killed and 166 injured in twin explosions that rocked central Istanbul on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday morning.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said a moving car was detonated targeting riot police on duty near a stadium...

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