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14-Jul-2018 Mogadishu

7 killed as blasts strike Somali capital

At least seven people were killed and several others injured on Saturday in two explosions near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, police officials said.A car packed with explosives blew up at around midday near the main entrance to the Villa Somalia,...

14-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif lodged in Adiala Jail, daughter shifted to guest house

Pakistan's former Prime Minister who was arrested late on Friday has been shifted to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was sent to Seihala Rest House, declared as temporary sub-jail.The Accountability Court, according to Geo News, has issued...

25-Jun-2018 Abuja

86 killed in Nigeria attack

At least 86 people have been killed following a coordinated attack on several villages in the Nigerian state of Plateau, the police said.The attack by suspected gunmen on late Saturday left six persons severely injured and 50 houses, two cars, and 15 motorcycles...

20-Jun-2018 kabul

61 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants have been killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two Afghanistan provinces, authorities said on Wednesday.In one attack, 30 Afghan Army soldiers and 16 Taliban militants were killed...

17-Jun-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

15 killed, 45 injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing

At least 15 people were killed and 45 others wounded as an explosion rocked a provincial governor's office after a meeting between Afghan officials and Taliban members here on Sunday, a security official said."The initial information found a terrorist blew...

20-May-2018 kabul

4 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes

At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday."The strikes were conducted against militants of Taliban terrorist outfit in Shahjoy...

19-May-2018 kabul

Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43

At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday.The blasts occurred around Friday midnight at Jalalabad's Spinghar cricket stadium where...

18-May-2018 Damascus

11 soldiers killed in Syria's Hama air base explosions

At least 11 soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed on Friday in five explosions that rattled the arms depot in the air base of the central province of Hama, a monitor group reported.Tens of others were wounded and missing as a result of the explosions...

15-May-2018 kabul

14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least six Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country's Farah city.Taliban militants launched a major offensive at around 2.40 a.m. from northern and western neighbourhood of...

06-May-2018 Kabul

Explosion kills 15 in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday after an explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's Khost city.The incident took place in the vicinity of Yaqoobi area targeting a mosque where dozens of people had gathered to obtain...

24-Apr-2018 Lagos

13 killed in latest Nigeria church attack

At least 13 people lost their lives when suspected herdsmen attacked a church in central north Benue State on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.Terver Akase, the state governor's spokesperson, who confirmed the killings, said the governor has cut...

10-Apr-2018 kabul

15 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

At least 15 militants and two soldiers were killed in clashes between the two sides in Afghanistan's Herat province, a local official said on Tuesday."The clashes occurred after Taliban militants stormed security checkpoints with guns and rockets in remote...

10-Apr-2018 Damascus

31 killed in Syria

An explosion that led to a building collapse in an opposition-held area of Idlib city has killed 31 people, activists said on Tuesday.The cause of the blast that hit the city on Monday, killing 22 civilians and an estimated nine militiamen, was yet to be...

08-Apr-2018 Damascus

70 killed in suspected Syria chemical attack

At least 70 people were killed in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in a suspected chemical attack, medics and rescuers said on Sunday.Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements...

07-Apr-2018 kabul

8 militants killed, 2 Taliban hideouts destroyed in Afghanistan

At least eight militants have been killed and two Taliban hideouts destroyed by Afghan Army in the country's Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday."Afghan National Army Air Force A-29 military planes on Friday afternoon struck two Taliban hideouts...

07-Apr-2018 Jerusalem

10 Palestinians killed in border clashes

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces during protests in the Gaza Strip has climbed to 10 while over 1,000 others were wounded by bullets, Palestinian officials said on Saturday.The incident occurred on Friday when the Israeli Army...

06-Apr-2018 Mogadishu

6 killed in twin explosions in Mogadishu

At least six persons including two soldiers have been killed and several others injured in two separate explosions here.The police and witnesses said on Friday the first explosion occurred at a checkpoint along the road near the airport in Mogadishu after...

05-Apr-2018 Istanbul

4 killed in Turkey university shooting

A researcher shot and killed four colleagues at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University in northwestern Turkey on Thursday.The four victims included a deputy dean, the faculty secretary, an instructor and a faculty member, CNNTurk reported.At least three others...

04-Apr-2018 Jalalabad

4 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

At least four militants of the Islamic State group were killed following an air strike by the US and NATO-led coalition forces' unmanned plane in Afghanistan, authorities said on Wednesday.The strike occurred at around mid-day on Tuesday after the plane...

03-Apr-2018 Tehran

11 killed in arson attack on Iranian teahouse

At least 11 people were killed in an arson attack on a teahouse in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Tuesday, police said.According to a police official, some people set the teahouse in Khuzestan province on fire deliberately, Xinhua news agency reported.Firefighters...

31-Mar-2018 Kandahar

30 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 30 militants have been killed and nearly a dozen others injured as clashes erupted in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The government forces raided Taliban hideouts in Sara Baghal area of Miwand district on late Friday...

31-Mar-2018 Gaza

17 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops

At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,400 injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers during protests at the Gaza border, Palestinian representative to the UN Riyad Mansour said.Israeli officials estimated tens of thousands of Palestinian...

30-Mar-2018 kabul

Afghanistan suicide bombing kills 3

An Afghan provincial council member, along with a local pro-government leader and an attacker, was killed when the latter blew himself up in the country's Kunar province on Friday, a government spokesman said.The explosion occurred in the afternoon after...

29-Mar-2018 Aden

11 Yemeni soldiers killed in Al Qaeda ambush

At least 11 Yemeni soldiers were killed after Al Qaeda gunmen ambushed a military convoy in the southeastern province of Hadramout on Wednesday evening, a security official told Xinhua.The deadly attack was carried out by a group of Al Qaeda gunmen in Hajar...

25-Mar-2018 Mogadishu

5 killed in Mogadishu bomb explosion

At least five people were killed and several injured when a car laden with bombs exploded in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday.A police officer who requested anonymity told Xinhua that the explosion hit the entrance of the Interior Ministry."We now have...

25-Mar-2018 kabul

3 killed in Afghan suicide attack

An Afghan civilian and two bombers were killed and seven people injured after an explosion ripped through a mosque in the western province of Herat on Sunday, a provincial police spokesman said.The blast occurred at midday after two suicide bombers tried...

24-Mar-2018 Rio de Janeiro

Clashes in Brazil slum leave 7 dead

At least seven people died on Saturday in clashes between police and suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, where the military was put in charge of security more than a month ago.The incident occurred in the Rocinha favela, which is located near...

21-Mar-2018 kabul

Kabul bombing near Shiite shrine by IS kills 29

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 29 people in Kabul who were celebrating the Persian New Year on Wednesday, according to Afghan government officials.Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, initially said that a suicide...

21-Mar-2018 kabul

26 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least 26 people were killed and 18 injured in a suicide bombing on Wednesday near a crowd celebrating Nawroz or Persian New Year in Kabul, authorities said.A suicide attacker detonated the bombs he was carrying in his vest around noon between Kabul University...

20-Mar-2018 Damascus

Mortar attack on popular market kills 35 in Syria's Damascus

At least 35 people were killed in a rocket attack on a crowded marketplace in the Syrian capital Damascus, media reported on Tuesday.The rocket hit the Kashkoul marketplace located in east of Damascus, leaving several others wounded, Xinhua news agency...

17-Mar-2018 Damascus

Syrian regime attacks in Eastern Ghouta kill 30

At least 30 civilians were killed and dozens injured in bombings carried out by Syrian military aircraft against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, a British war monitor group said on Saturday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

17-Mar-2018 kabul

Taliban kill 3 in Kabul suicide bombing

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday left at least three people dead and four injured.The attack, which caused panic among Kabul residents, came amid increased government forces' crackdowns on anti-government militants elsewhere ...

17-Mar-2018 kabul

35 Islamic State militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 35 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes on their hideouts in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, an Army spokesperson said."In deadly airstrikes against IS outfit which were conducted in Qush Tepa and Darzab districts at 4.45...

16-Mar-2018 Damascus

31 killed in airstrikes on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

At least 31 people were killed and hundreds injured in airstrikes allegedly carried out by Russian warplanes over Syria's rebel-held region of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said on Friday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Russian jets, which...

14-Mar-2018 Lahore

Seven killed many injured in Lahore blast

At least seven people were killed and over a dozen others injured in a blast on the outskirts of Lahore in Pakistan on Wednesday.According to DIG (Operations) Haider Ashraf, the explosion occurred near a police camp in Raiwind. "The police appear to be...

12-Mar-2018 kabul

7 civilians killed in Afghanistan Taliban attack

Seven civilians, including two women and three children, were killed when Taliban militants hit their vehicle with a rocket in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.Two people were also wounded in the attack which occurred at around 8.30...

10-Mar-2018 kabul

15 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

At least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban militants attacked their outpost in Afghanistan's Farah province, the media reported on Saturday.Citing Ariana News TV, Xinhua reported that the attack was carried out by the Taliban militants on Friday...

09-Mar-2018 kabul

Four killed in Kabul suicide attack

At least four people were killed on Friday in a suicide attack in western Kabul near where thousands of members of the Shia Hazara minority had gathered."So far we have received four dead and 13 injured ones... Numbers could rise," Afghan Public Health...

07-Mar-2018 Islamabad

6 held, huge cache of weapons seized in Pakistan

Pakistani law enforcement agencies on Wednesday arrested six terrorists and seized a huge cache of weapons from their possession in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province.The counter-terrorism department of police launched an operation in Mastung, a district...

06-Mar-2018 Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan)

Taliban key commander among 4 killed in Afghanistan

Four militants, including a Taliban key commander Mullah Janat Gul, were killed by security forces in Afghanistan's Balkh province on Tuesday, the police said."The government forces, acting upon intelligence reports, targeted a hideout of Taliban rebels in...

05-Mar-2018 Damascus

Aid convoy enters Syria's Eastern Ghouta despite airstrikes

A humanitarian aid convoy on Monday for the first time entered Eastern Ghouta, the besieged rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of Damascus, since an intense bombing campaign was launched against it by Syrian government forces a few weeks ago.The UN Office...

03-Mar-2018 Abuja

15 killed in violence in Nigeria

At least 15 people have been confirmed killed and several others injured following a skirmish in Nigeria's northeastern town of Mambilla, local residents and the police said.Local police said the violence erupted on Thursday as a result of a misunderstanding...

03-Mar-2018 Damascus

6 killed in bombings in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

At least six civilians, including a girl, were killed on Saturday in bombings by unidentified aircraft on areas in Eastern Ghouta, the besieged rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of Damascus.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a UK-based war...

24-Feb-2018 Damascus

29 killed in fresh attacks on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

At least 29 people, including five children, were killed on Saturday in fresh attacks on Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital, where over 500 civilians have died in the last week in intensified bombardment by forces loyal to the Syrian...

24-Feb-2018 kabul

Multiple bombings in Afghanistan kill 9

At least nine people, including three assailants, were killed and 22 others wounded in three separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, authorities said.In one attack, one intelligence agency officer was killed and 16 civilians injured when a...

23-Feb-2018 Mogadishu

18 killed in twin blasts in Mogadishu

At least 18 people have been killed and 20 others injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.Aamin Ambulance Director Abdukadir Abdirahman said 18 people died in Friday's twin bombings, one of which targetted the presidential...

21-Feb-2018 Damascus

250 dead in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in 48hrs : Rights group

At least 250 civilians have been killed by shelling and air strikes in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in the past 48 hours, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday.The death toll included 58 children and 42 women, the group said in...

20-Feb-2018 Lahore

2 lawyers killed in Lahore court firing

At least two lawyers were killed in a gunfire incident outside a sessions court here on Tuesday.The deceased lawyers were identified as Rana Ishtiaq and Owais Talib. The assailant, Kashif Rajput, opened fire at Ishtiaq -- who was his cousin -- over a family...

18-Feb-2018 moscow

4 killed in Russia shooting

Four persons were killed and as many wounded as an unidentified gunman opened fire at people celebrating pancake week festival in Dagestan's city of Kizlyar on Sunday, media reports said."The incident took place in Kizlyar. According to preliminary data,...

16-Feb-2018 Mexico City

Seven shot dead at Valentine's dance in Mexico

At least seven people were shot dead at a Valentine's Day dance in a Mexican town, authorities said.The shootout took place on Thursday in San Juan Lachigalla, Oaxaca state, as people were celebrating, including family members of Mayor Rafael Melchor Ruiz,...

15-Feb-2018 kabul

2 killed in Afghanistan blast

At least two persons, including a child, were killed in a blast in Afghanistan's Samangan province on Thursday, the police said.The blast hit a house in Aybak city, the capital of the province, a police spokesman said."A mine planted into the house of a...

15-Feb-2018 Washington

17 killed in Florida school shooting, ex-student arrested

At least 17 students and teachers were killed as a heavily-armed 19-year-old went on a shooting spree outside and inside his former high school in Florida state in the US, authorities said. The shooter was arrested an hour later.The horrific violence unfolded...

14-Feb-2018 Islamabad

Taliban kill 4 security personnel in Pakistan attack

At least four members of the Pakistani security forces were killed in an attack by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Pakistan's Quetta city on Wednesday.The Frontier Corps troops were riding two motorcycles along a railway track in the Langoabad area...

11-Feb-2018 Cairo

Egypt kills 16 militants

Egypt's armed forces on Sunday announced that 16 alleged militants had been killed as part of a new security offensive in the northern and central Sinai Peninsula.Col Tamer al-Refaei said an additional 34 suspects were arrested during the offensive, dubbed "Operation...

08-Feb-2018 Dhaka

Khaleda Zia gets 5 years in jail for corruption

A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister and the country's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in prison on corruption charges that she and her supporters described as a "politically motivated" attempt to keep her out...

05-Feb-2018 kabul

12 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

Tweleve militants were killed as Afghan military warplanes pounded Taliban hideouts in the northern Badakhshan, Faryab and Sari Pul provinces on Monday, an official said.The government forces bombed Taliban hideouts in Badakhshan province's Wardoj district,...

03-Feb-2018 kabul

47 militants killed in Afghan anti-terror operations

At least 47 militants have been killed in the eastern and northern regions of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours as the government forces stepped up anti-terror operations in the war-battered country, officials said on Saturday.The security forces killed...

30-Jan-2018 Aden

15 soldiers killed in Yemen car bombing

Fifteen newly-recruited Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing at a military checkpoint in Shabwa province on Tuesday, an official said."The suicide assailant died on the spot after detonating his explosives-laden car at a military checkpoint in...

29-Jan-2018 kabul

15 killed in Kabul army camp attack

At least 11 soldiers and four militants were killed on Monday after the Islamic State attacked an army camp in western Kabul, the seventh major attack in the country this month.Some 16 Afghan army personnel were also wounded in the predawn attack, for which...

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