February 1, 2013 |
BEIRUT - A suicide attacker detonated a bomb Friday outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, killing himself and a Turkish guard but failing to damage the main embassy building or cause serious casualties among U.S. personnel, authorities said. Turkish officials later identified the suicide bomber as a member of an outlawed far-left domestic group. The White House labeled the incident in Ankara a terrorist attack, and U.S. officials praised Turkish authorities for their quick response.
January 25, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide car bomber targeting a NATO convoy in the northeastern Afghan province of Kapisa killed five civilians and injured at least 15 Friday, Afghan officials said. There were no reports of casualties among the personnel in the route clearance convoy, according to the NATO-led force. But the explosion collapsed two nearby houses, killing and injuring the people inside, said Mehrabuddin Safi, the provincial governor. Safi said the attack happened early in the morning in Jado Khail, a village in the restive Tagab district.
January 20, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Gunmen armed with suicide vests stormed the headquarters of the Kabul traffic department before dawn Monday, setting off a firefight that continued hours later, officials said. Initial reports indicated that at least 10 people were injured, including four police officers and six civilians, said Gen. Mohammad Ayob Salangi, the city's police chief. The assault began about 5:30 a.m., when one of the assailants blew himself up at the entrance gate to the compound in western Kabul, Salangi said in a statement.
January 15, 2013 |
A Sunni Muslim lawmaker was killed Tuesday by a suicide bomber in the restive stretches of western Iraq, two days after another Sunni official survived a bombing in the same area. Ifan Saadoun Issawi was on his way to attend protests against the government when he was slain in Fallouja, Anbar province Gov. Qassim Fahdawi told the Associated Press. He was reportedly from the same tribe and political bloc as Rafia Issawi, the Sunni finance minister targeted Sunday. Issawi was not harmed.
January 6, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A pair of suicide bombers targeted a community meeting Sunday in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, killing at least five people and injuring 15, local authorities said. The attack happened about 11 a.m. at a government compound in the district of Spin Boldak, during a meeting of local leaders to discuss issues raised by residents, said Ahmad Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor. A district council member and four local residents were among those killed, he said.
December 13, 2012 |
TARIN KOT, Afghanistan -- A suicide car bomber attacked a coalition convoy near an entrance to the massive U.S. airbase in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing a coalition service member and two Afghan civilians, local authorities said. Ahmad Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor, said the suicide vehicle struck about 5 p.m. as an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy passed about 100 yards from a gate leading to Kandahar Air Field. The blast also wounded four coalition service members and 18 civilians, the authorities said.
December 11, 2012 |
A man who had hoped to become a suicide bomber for radical Islamic groups was sentenced in Chicago to nearly 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism-related charges. Shaker Masri, 29, pleaded guilty in July to charges of trying to provide material support and resources to a terrorist organization. He declined to make a statement in court Tuesday and showed little emotion as U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman announced the expected sentence. Masri, an Alabama native, plotted to attend a training camp in 2010 in Somalia, where he hoped to learn how to be a suicide bomber for Al Qaeda and its Somali ally, the Shabab.
December 2, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents, including several suicide bombers, attacked a U.S.-Afghan military airfield in the eastern city of Jalalabad early Sunday morning, triggering an hours-long battle that left most of the attackers dead in a failed attempt to breach the base's fortifications. The attackers detonated two suicide vehicles at the gate of the base, followed by three more suicide bombers on foot who detonated explosive vests, according to an account of the attack provided by the Nangahar provincial governor's office late Sunday afternoon.
November 23, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle loaded with explosives near a joint coalition-Afghan security center in a province west of Kabul on Friday, killing two Afghan civilian workers and a woman and wounding at least 90 others. Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the governor of Wardak province, said the bomber struck about 8:20 a.m., when a Mazda truck exploded in the provincial capital, Maidan Shaher. He said at least 11 women and four children were among those injured in the explosion, which also killed the bomber.
November 21, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In an attack on a coalition military base in downtown Kabul, two suicide bombers set off explosions Wednesday morning that killed two Afghan security guards but caused no Western military casualties. The two bombers approached the entrance of Camp Eggers, a fortified military base, at around 8 a.m. and were fired on by Afghan security guards, said police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai. Camp Eggers is occupied primarily by U.S. military personnel, along with soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force and some civilian workers.