Suicide bombings

From left to right, suspects Osman Ibrahim, Guleid Abdihakim, Gladys Kaari Justus, Oliver Kanyango Muthee and Joel Nganga Wainaina appear at a hearing at Milimani law courts in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Police who are investigating this week's extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex asked the court that the suspects who are accused of involvement in the attack be held for 30 days in order for the police to complete their investigations, which the court granted. (AP Photo)
January 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Canadian national and four other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses. A judge ordered the five suspects held for 30 days...
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January 16, 2019 - 11:41 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local) 6:40 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is claiming that the Islamic State "caliphate has crumbled" and the militant network "has been defeated." But his comments Wednesday in a speech at the State Department came shortly after the U.S...
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Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex. A police officer said he saw bodies, "but there was no time to count the dead." (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
January 16, 2019 - 12:07 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Dozens of people are reuniting with friends and family after being trapped for more than 12 hours in a hotel complex under attack in Kenya's capital. Survivor Lucy Wanjiru says she had been...
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Afghan security forces gather at the site a day after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden vehicle in the capital Kabul on Monday evening, according to officials. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
January 15, 2019 - 2:10 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded scores when he detonated an explosive-laden vehicle late in the evening in the Afghan capital, officials said Tuesday. It was the latest in a relentless wave of near daily attacks by the Taliban, who now hold...
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Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala gives a press conference after an attack on the ministry of foreign affairs building, in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Dec, 25, 2018. Security officials said Tuesday that a suicide bomber targeted Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, killing several people. The officials said a second attacker was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosive vest. No one immediately claimed the attack, which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
December 25, 2018 - 11:03 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted the entrance of Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, including a prominent militia leader, according to security officials. The officials said a second attacker was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his...
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Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an explosion and attack by gunmen, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 24, 2018 - 4:42 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber and extremists armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a government building in the Afghan capital in an eight-hour-long siege that left 29 people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said. It ended when the three gunmen were killed. The...
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Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an explosion and attack by gunmen, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 24, 2018 - 2:30 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Kabul (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish says a brazen hours-long coordinated assault on a government building in the Afghan Capital of Kabul Monday has killed 29 people, most of them were employees of the...
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An injured man is helped following a bomb blast near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Police say a suicide car bomb detonated near the presidential palace has killed at least 6 people and wounded several others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
December 22, 2018 - 6:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 20 others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility...
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In this photo released by Tasnim News Agency, the wreckage of a car is seen after a suicide car bombing at the gate of a police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Rahmdel Bameri, a provincial official, told state TV that a suicide attacker driving a vehicle loaded with explosives drove up to the police headquarters. He said police officers blocked the vehicle and started firing at the driver, who then detonated his explosives. (Tasnim News Agency via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 8:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A suicide car bomber struck a police headquarters in the Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least two policemen and wounding 42 people, state TV reported. A little-known Sunni jihadist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iran's foreign minister...
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Afghan laborers remove the shuttered glasses of a shop after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Taliban insurgents staged a coordinated attack targeting a security firm in the Afghan capital on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 29, 2018 - 7:48 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen Taliban attack that targeted the Kabul offices of a British security company killed five of its staffers, including a British national, the company said Thursday. Afghan authorities said a sixth person was also killed in the assault. Charlie Burbridge, the...
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