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January 25, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times
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.
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February 8, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
TARTUS, Syria -- In a setback for a United Nations-brokered aid effort, a convoy carrying humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the center of the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday was met with gunfire and shelling, breaking a cease-fire. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said on its Facebook page that one volunteer was injured, without releasing further details. But the group said that aid had been delivered to the besieged Old City. The Syrian state news agency reported that four Red Crescent staffers were hurt in the attack.
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January 19, 2014 | By Zulfiqar Ali
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A bomb struck a military convoy in restive northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 22 soldiers, officials said. A convoy of more than 40 vehicles was leaving the garrison town of Bannu for the troubled North Waziristan tribal region when an improvised explosive device exploded inside a truck at about 9 a.m., according to military officials. Ten vehicles were destroyed in the blast. The bomb was planted in a private truck that had been hired by the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force under the command of the Pakistani army that regularly battles insurgents in the country's lawless northwestern tribal areas, said a security official who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.
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January 19, 2014 | By Zulfiqar Ali
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A bomb struck a military convoy in restive northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 22 soldiers, officials said. A convoy of more than 40 vehicles was leaving the garrison town of Bannu for the troubled North Waziristan tribal region when an improvised explosive device exploded inside a truck at about 9 a.m., according to military officials. Ten vehicles were destroyed in the blast. The bomb was planted in a private truck that had been hired by the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force under the command of the Pakistani army that regularly battles insurgents in the country's lawless northwestern tribal areas, said a security official who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.
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September 6, 2011 | From Times Wire Services
A convoy of Libyan military vehicles carrying troops loyal to ousted leader Moammar Kadafi arrived late Monday in this desert town in central Niger, one of Libya's southern neighbors, military sources said. The convoy of between 200 and 250 Libyan military vehicles included officers from Libya's southern army battalions, said the French and Nigerien sources. It probably crossed from Libya into Algeria before entering Niger, they said. It was not immediately clear whether the convoy included any members of Kadafi's family or other high-level members of his government.
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January 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber targeted Indian road construction workers and their police escorts, killing seven people and injuring 13 in southwestern Afghanistan, an official said. The convoy had been traveling on a main road toward the city of Khash Rod in Nimruz province when it was first hit by a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorcycle, wounding one policeman, said Gov. Ghulam Dastagir Azad. The convoy stopped and a suicide bomber set off a secondary attack, leaving six policemen and an Indian worker dead, Azad said.
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April 19, 1989 | From Times wire services
Attackers ambushed and shot up the first truck convoy of a U.N. famine relief effort intended to save 100,000 lives in the southern Sudan war zone, killing seven armed escorts, U.N. officials said today. They said a civilian driver and two assistants were wounded, and radio reports from the scene identified the slain escorts as members of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. U.N. officials in Nairobi did not affix blame for the attack on the 14-truck convoy, but speculation centered on nomadic tribal warriors, army soldiers or government-sponsored militias operating against the rebels.
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August 19, 1987 | From Reuters
A new U.S.-escorted convoy of tankers has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf and is heading for Kuwait, witnesses said today. Reporters in helicopters said that the convoy was composed of three tankers and three U.S. warships. Shipping agents said it was maintaining radio silence and the identities of the tankers was not yet known. It was the third inward-bound convoy of Kuwaiti tankers flying the U.S. flag.
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April 23, 1989 | From Reuters
A convoy of refrigerated trucks carrying food and other aid left Kuwait on Saturday for Lebanon, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA said. The agency gave no details about the amount of aid, which was approved by the Kuwaiti Cabinet a week ago. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese are desperately short of water, fuel, food and medicine because of intense fighting in Beirut in recent weeks, according to the United Nations.
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July 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Armenian militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles in a disputed region of Azerbaijan, killing three people and wounding 24 in an ensuing gunfight with the convoy's Soviet troop escort, the official Tass news agency said Thursday. President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, informed of the attack while presiding over the 28th Communist Party Congress in Moscow, told delegates that ethnic bloodshed in the region must come to an end.
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June 30, 2013 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Alex Rodriguez
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Separate bomb blasts across Pakistan killed at least 36 people Sunday, the latest in a series of extremist attacks to hit the South Asian nation since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rose to power this spring. In the northwestern city of Peshawar, militants detonated a car bomb near a security forces convoy, killing at least 15 people. Shafeeullah Khan, a senior police officer in Peshawar, said the attackers planted explosives in a Suzuki compact car and parked it on a busy road.
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May 16, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A powerful suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing six foreigners and at least six Afghan civilians, according to local officials. The attack took place around 8 a.m., a time when many people in the Afghan capital were commuting to work. Six civilians were killed and 35 wounded, said Gen. Mohammad Daud Amin, deputy chief of the Kabul police. Other officials said as many eight people were killed. Mohammad Ayob Salangi, Kabul's police chief, said the attack occurred when a suicide bomber in a Toyota Corolla pulled up beside a NATO convoy.
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April 28, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At least 12 people were killed and 43 injured Sunday in bomb blasts targeting a candidate's convoy and the election offices of two others in northwestern Pakistan. They were the latest in a series of terrorist strikes that have cast a shadow over parliamentary voting scheduled for mid-May. In recent weeks, Pakistan has been rocked by bombings directed primarily at candidates and backers of three liberal, secular parties, including President Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan People's Party, which has led the civilian government for the last five years.
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April 6, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - On the day that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Afghanistan for an assessment visit, six Americans were killed Saturday in attacks by insurgents. Hours after Dempsey arrived, five Americans - three soldiers and two civilians - were killed when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded in Zabol province in the southeast. An Afghan doctor was also killed in the attack. Another American was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said.
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January 30, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Israeli warplanes struck targets outside the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Wednesday, according to Syrian and Western reports, amid rising international fear that President Bashar Assad could lose control of his nation's stockpiles of chemical and advanced weapons. A Western official who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed that the airstrike hit a truck convoy believed to be carrying antiaircraft weapons for Hezbollah militants in neighboring Lebanon. The shipment was thought to have included Russian SA-17 missiles, the official said.
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January 30, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders, Patrick J. McDonnell and David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON -- Israeli warplanes struck targets Wednesday outside Damascus,  the Syrian capital,  according to Syrian and Western reports, amid  rising international fear that President Bashar Assad will lose control of his nation's stockpiles of chemical and advanced weapons. A Western official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the airstrike hit a truck convoy believed to be carrying antiaircraft weapons for Hezbollah in neighboring Lebanon.  The shipment was thought to have included Russian-made SA-17 missiles, the official said.  If such weapons were obtained by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, it could weaken Israel's regional military power and hinder its ability to launch airstrikes in Lebanon.
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August 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Assailants ambushed a convoy of farmers along a rural road in western Algeria, slashing the throats of 17 people before escaping, the nation's media reported. The attack Sunday in Ouled Bouaza, about 200 miles southwest of Algiers, the capital, was one of the bloodiest in recent weeks in Algeria, where Islamic militants have waged a bloody campaign against the government since the army canceled 1992 elections that a now-banned Muslim fundamentalist party was strongly favored to win.
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September 1, 1987 | Associated Press
A U.S.-escorted convoy of Kuwaiti oil tankers safely completed its journey through the Persian Gulf today as the Pentagon disclosed that an American warship had rescued an Iraqi pilot adrift in the gulf for two days. The pilot, whose identity was not given, was picked up from a raft Monday by the amphibious helicopter carrier Guadalcanal, a Pentagon statement said.
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January 25, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times
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.
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December 13, 2012 | By David Zucchino and Hashmat Baktash
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.
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