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April 23, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- A car bomb exploded at the French Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday, injuring three people and raising the specter that Islamist militants were seeking retribution for France's military strikes against extremists in the West African nation of Mali. The bombing was the latest indication of the dangers facing a volatile Libya after the overthrow and death of Moammar Kadafi in 2011. The attack was the most potent against a foreign installation in the country since last year's assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
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April 8, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A roadside bomb detonated under a bus in Afghanistan on Monday, killing nine civilians, officials said. It was the latest in a string of attacks over the past week that have left noncombatants dead. The bus was driving from the southern province of Ghazni to Kabul when the blast ripped it apart about 8:30 a.m. in the Sayedabad district of troubled Wardak province, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor. The attack also injured 21 people, including six women and four children.
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April 8, 2013 | By Rasha Elass and Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
DAMASCUS, Syria - A suicide car bombing in central Damascus killed at least 15 people and wounded 53 on Monday, Syrian state television reported, highlighting the degree to which Syria's civil war has reached into the heart of the capital. The bomb exploded outside Syria's Central Bank and its tax commission, and not far from a secondary school. More than a dozen cars were set on fire. State television played mournful music as it showed video of bodies and body parts being lifted from the debris.
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March 25, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
BEIRUT -- A Syrian rebel commander who led the opposition Free Syrian Army for more than a year was wounded by a bomb planted in his car Sunday. Col. Riad Asaad, who defected from the country's air force and fled to Turkey in 2011, was in the eastern Syrian city of Mayadin to meet with commanders of local Free Syrian Army militias, said Muhammad Younes, an activist in nearby Deir Ezzour province. Asaad's vehicle was near a public park when the bomb went off, injuring others as well, Younes said.
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March 21, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A car bomb exploded amid scores of people lining up at a food distribution center in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 17 people and injuring 28 others in what appeared to be a rare attack on Pakistanis displaced by the country's war against insurgents. The blast occurred at the Jalozai camp, a sprawling tent settlement near the northwest city of Nowshera that for years has been home to Pakistanis displaced by fighting between troops and militants.
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February 21, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT -- A deadly blast shook Damascus early Thursday, killing more than a dozen people, shattering windows and sending a cloud of smoke above the Syrian capital as emergency vehicles raced to the scene. News reports indicated that the mid-morning explosion was probably a massive car bomb that detonated on busy Al Thawra Street in the Al Mazraa district in central Damascus, causing bloody mayhem in the heart of the city. The official Syrian news agency reported that at least 16 civilians were killed and more than 200 injured, though the death toll seemed certain  to rise, and news agencies reported at least 35  dead.
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February 21, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - A powerful car bomb ripped through central Damascus, the Syrian capital, on Thursday, killing dozens and dramatizing the wide gulf between the persistent violence and fledgling efforts to jump-start peace talks in the country's almost 2-year-old war. State news media said at least 53 people were killed and 235 injured in a devastating midmorning attack that yielded disturbing images of smoldering vehicles and charred and dismembered bodies...
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February 21, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT--Syrian officials said the death toll from a blast in Damascus, the capital, early Thursday has increased to at least 53 people and that at least 235 were injured. The midmorning explosion was probably a massive car bomb that detonated on busy Al Thawra Street in the Al Mazraa district in central Damascus, causing bloody mayhem in the heart of the city, according to news reports. The victims were mostly pedestrians, schoolchildren and motorists, the state media said. The blast also damaged nearby Al Hayat Hospital and Abdullah Bin al-Zubir school, the official news agency reported.
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February 11, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
BEIRUT - A car bomb at a border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border Monday afternoon killed 10 people and left dozens injured, according to Turkey's semi-official Anatolian news agency. The blast occurred at the Cilvegozu Border Gate on the Turkish side of the border. It connects Turkey with Syria's Bab Al-Hawa crossing, which has been in the hands of Syrian rebels for months. The explosives were in a parked vehicle with Syrian license plates, the news agency reported. Opposition activists inside Syria were divided over who was behind the attack and whether or not the target was the Syrian opposition or Turkey.
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December 22, 2012 | By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded in eastern Damascus on Saturday, an insurgent spokeswoman said, and the Syrian government reported that a gunman killed a state television journalist in the capital. The car bomb exploded in the capital's Kaboun area and left six people dead and 10 wounded, an opposition spokeswoman in Damascus identified as Lena Shami said by Skype. There was no way to independently confirm the death toll. The official Syria Arab News Agency also reported the bombing, blaming terrorists, the government's usual description of rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
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