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22-Mar-2017 Damascus

33 civilians killed in Syria air strike

At least 33 persons were killed during air raids, believed to have been carried out by the US-led international coalition, against a school sheltering displaced people in the Syrian province of al-Raqqa, a media report said on Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory...

22-Mar-2017

Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

 A court in Vietnam has sentenced nine among 23 drug smugglers to death on charges of "illegal drug dealing, illegal possession of military weapons and no denunciation of crimes", a media report said on Wednesday.At the first instance trial that started...

20-Mar-2017 Baghdad

15 killed in Baghdad car bomb attack

At least 15 people were killed and 33 others wounded on Monday in a car bomb explosion at a marketplace in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped car parking at a crowded marketplace...

20-Mar-2017 Kabul

14 killed in Afghan military base attack

Three soldiers and 11 militants were killed during a clash at a military base in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, a top official said on Monday."Several armed militants stormed the army base in Tirin Kot district late Sunday night," the official told Xinhua...

20-Mar-2017 Damascus

47 killed in fighting near Damascus

At least 47 people were killed in fierce clashes between Syrian security forces and militants in capital Damascus, a war monitor reported on Monday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the victims comprised 26 security personnel and 21 militants,...

18-Mar-2017 Yaounde

9 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack

Seven attackers and two Cameroonian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram in Cameroon's Far North Region on Saturday.One Cameroonian army source who declined to be named told Xinhua the attackers launched attack on...

18-Mar-2017 Cairo

Air raids kill 18 militants in Egypt's Sinai

The Egyptian military killed 18 militants during recent air raids in restive North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the military spokesman said in a statement on Saturday."The air strikes over the past few days killed 18 major,...

17-Mar-2017 Islamabad

30 terrorists, 9 security men die in Pakistan operation

More than 30 terrorists and nine security personnel have been killed in Pakistan since the army launched a major operation last month, the military said on Friday.The military announced on February 22 the start of the countrywide operation codenamed "Radd-ul-Fasaad",...

17-Mar-2017 Aden

31 Somali refugees killed in Yemen

At least 31 Somali refugees, including 12 women, were killed and dozens others were wounded when an Apache helicopter from the Arab coalition fired on their boat near Yemen's Mandeb Strait.Fishermen and medical sources at the Al Hudaydah port in the Red...

15-Mar-2017 Damascus

Damascus' twin bombings leave 43 killed, 129 wounded

The twin bombings that rocked the capital city of Damascus have killed 43 persons and wounded 129 others, media reports said.The first explosion happened when a suicide bomber detonated his bomb vest inside the Justice Palace, or the Courthouse, in central...

15-Mar-2017 Damascus

Damascus suicide bombings kill 39, say activists

At least 39 persons were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-strapped vest inside the old Justice Palace building in Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, according to a British war monitor.The Syrian Observatory on Human Rights said...

14-Mar-2017 Kabul

10 Haqqani militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 10 Haqqani militants were killed after Afghan forces struck their positions in Paktika province, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday."On Monday evening, a top commander of the Haqqani terrorist network along with nine others were killed in a...

13-Mar-2017 Kabul

1 dead, 8 injured in explosion in Kabul

At least one woman was killed and eight persons were injured on Monday when an improvised explosive was detonated in Kabul, official sources said."IED explosion in Taimani area of Kabul leaves one dead (a woman) and eight other civilians wounded," EFE news...

12-Mar-2017 Damascus

Damascus double-bombing toll rises to 74

A day after a gory double-bombing in central Damascus, the toll in the attack that targeted Shia pilgrims rose to 74 on Sunday, a British war monitor said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 54 victims of Saturday's attack were Syrian...

11-Mar-2017 Damascus

Toll rises to 44 in Damascus blasts

At least 44 people were killed on Saturday and scores injured in a double bombing attack on buses of Shia pilgrims parked outside a cemetery here, a war monitor based in Britain said.The Syrian Observatory for Human rights said the two explosions happened...

11-Mar-2017 Damascus

32 killed in Damascus bombings

Over 30 persons were killed on Saturday and scores injured in a double bombing near a cemetery here, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Reports in Efe and Xinhua news agencies said at least 32 were dead and tens more were wounded when explosive...

09-Mar-2017 Damascus

23 civilians killed in Syria bombing

At least 23 civilians were killed in airstrikes by the US-led international coalition near the Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a British war monitor reported on Thursday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that six children and four women were...

09-Mar-2017 Damascus

14 civilians killed in Syria

At least 14 civilians were killed in air strikes by the US-led international coalition near the Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a London-based war monitor reported on Thursday The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that among the fatalities were six...

09-Mar-2017 Baghdad

26 killed in Iraq wedding bombing

At least 26 people were killed and 24 others injured in an attack by two suicide bombers at a wedding in Iraq's Salahudin province, a security source said on Thursday.The attacks occurred on Wednesday night when two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests...

08-Mar-2017 Kabul

30 killed, 70 injured in Afghan army hospital blasts

At least 30 persons were killed and 70 injured when three explosions rocked a military hospital here on Wednesday, media reports said.The deaths in the attack on Sardar Daud Khan Hospital, a health facility for wounded army soldiers, has gone up to 30 while...

07-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Two Pakistani soldiers killed

At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed in a military operation against suspected militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, ISPR said.Captain Junaid and Sepoy Amjad were killed in Sawabi district, Dawn online cited an Inter Services Public...

06-Mar-2017 Islamabad

5 Pakistani soldiers killed on Afghan border

Five Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack on three border posts along the Afghanistan border, the army announced on Monday.The army's press wing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that "terrorists" from across the border...

04-Mar-2017 Kabul

8 civilians killed in Afghanistan blast

At least eight civilians were killed and 20 others injured after a vehicle touched off a roadside bomb in the country's western province, a local official said on Saturday."The gruesome incident took place in Bala Buluk district late Friday when the victims...

02-Mar-2017 Kabul

Kabul twin blasts toll rises to 22

The death toll in the Kabul suicide bombings claimed by Taliban has risen to 22 while 120 people have sustained injuries, a media report said on Thursday.The two suicide attacks took place on Wednesday, targeting a police station and intelligence agency...

27-Feb-2017 Kabul

14 die in Afghan clash

At least 14 persons were killed when Afghan security forces repelled a Taliban attack in Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday."Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Darzab district on Sunday night. Nine others were wounded as security...

27-Feb-2017 Colombo

Seven die in Sri Lanka prison bus attack

Seven persons were killed in an attack on a prison bus in southern Sri Lanka on Monday, police said.A criminal gang member, Aruna Udayashantha, was killed in the shooting incident in Kalutara town, Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying.This is the second...

25-Feb-2017 Islamabad

4 terrorists killed, 600 arrested in Pakistan : Army

The Pakistan Army said on Saturday that four terrorists have been killed while 600 suspects arrested during the ongoing major anti-terrorism operation.The military announced on Wednesday the start of the country-wide operation codenamed "Radd-ul-Fasaad",...

25-Feb-2017 Damascus

342 die in Syria attacks

At least 42 persons were killed as six suicide bombers detonated themselves at two security headquarters in Syria's central province of Homs on Saturday, a monitor group said.Three of the suicide bombers blew themselves up in al-Ghouta area and the other...

24-Feb-2017 Damascus

60 killed in Syria explosion

At least 60 people were killed in a car bombing in a Syrian village on Friday, a British war monitor said on Friday.The suicide bombing that rocked the town of Susian, in said to be targeting Turkey-backed rebels, Xinhua news agency reported.The Syrian...

24-Feb-2017 Damascus

42 killed in Syria explosion

At least 42 people were killed in a car bombing in a Syrian village on Friday, a British war monitor said on Friday.Dozens were wounded in the bombing in Sousian, located north of the Syrian town of al-Bab. The blast hit a security checkpoint controlled...

24-Feb-2017 Karachi

Two IS militants killed in Pakistan

The police in Pakistan have killed two suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in a raid early on Friday here, media reported.The suspects opened fire at the police personnel during the raid in Manghopir, leaving one policeman injured, Geo News quoted a senior...

23-Feb-2017 Lahore

Blast in Lahore kills 10

At least 10 persons were killed and over 20 wounded on Thursday, when a massive blast rocked parts of Lahore in Pakistan, a day after the army announced a countrywide crackdown against terrorists.The powerful explosion targeted the Defence Housing Authority...

23-Feb-2017 Lahore

Twin blasts rock Lahore, seven killed

Two explosions rocked Pakistan's Lahore city on Thursday, the first one killing at least seven people, the media reported.Fifteen people were also injured in the first blast in a building under construction, police were quoted as saying. The explosion was...

21-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Eight die in Pakistan suicide attack

Three suicide bombers who targeted a court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were killed on Tuesday, the ghastly attack also leaving five others dead, authorities said.At least three attackers attempted to enter the Sessions Court at Charsadda district...

20-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),...

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