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December 12, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Taliban insurgents killed six members of the American-dominated international military force in southern Afghanistan in a single attack Sunday, Western officials announced. A news release from NATO's International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, the Afghan capital, gave no further details about the attack, or the nationalities of the service members killed. The New York Times, which has a reporter and photographer traveling with American forces in southern Afghanistan, reported that all six soldiers killed were U.S. troops at a remote outpost near the town of Zhari, in Kandahar province.
January 25, 2011 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
A suicide bomber slipped into a crowd waiting for international passengers arriving at Moscow's newest and busiest airport, setting off a huge blast that killed 35 people and highlighted another weak spot in security for global air travelers. The attack at Domodedovo Airport illustrates how difficult it is to safeguard public areas at terminals, even as the United States and other governments engaged in a cat-and-mouse battle with would-be bombers have tightened screenings of passengers and their luggage.
July 14, 2005 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
Responding to the first suicide bombing in nearly five months, Israeli forces backed by attack helicopters and armored vehicles pushed into the West Bank city of Tulkarm and arrested several suspected militants, authorities said Wednesday. The troops also were involved in a shootout that a Palestinian official said left one Palestinian police officer dead and another critically wounded.
April 23, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
An 18-year-old student accused of planning to bomb his high school was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and could face life in prison if convicted. Authorities allege that Ryan Schallenberger planned to detonate explosives in a suicide attack on his school in the small town of Chesterfield.
February 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Norway closed its embassy in Kabul because of terrorist threats, nearly a month after a Norwegian journalist was among eight people killed in a suicide attack on a hotel there. The Nordic nation has been singled out at least twice as a potential target by Al Qaeda. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Kristin Melsom would not describe the threats.
December 13, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Authorities charged a Belgian woman, the widow of a man involved in killing an anti-Taliban warlord in 2001, with belonging to a terrorist group plotting a suicide attack. Malika El Aroud, 49, was charged along with five men. Eight others arrested Thursday were released for lack of evidence. The sweep came on the day European Union leaders met in Brussels.
March 13, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI, India -- Suspected militants attacked a paramilitary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing five officers before two gunmen were shot dead. At least five officers and three civilians were also wounded. The brazen attack in the largest city in the Kashmir region jointly claimed by India and PakistanĀ is reportedly the largest such assault in three years. According to officials and local news media reports, around 10:45 a.m., militants with grenades attacked a Central Reserve Police Force paramilitary camp before entering an adjoining public school.
December 6, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber blew himself up today outside a compound for security contractors in southern Afghanistan, killing two Americans and four Afghans, an official said. Three people were wounded. The bomber struck as the men came out of the Kandahar compound of the USPI security company, said Rohullah Khan, a company official. The blast was the sixth suicide attack in Kandahar province in nine days.
March 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A bomb set off by a suspected suicide attacker killed two people and injured 19 in Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast, local officials said. Police Chief Tacettin Kurt said a police officer, a civilian and an unidentified man were killed, and seven of the injured were in serious condition. Mustafa Yavuz, the deputy governor of Van, where the attack took place, said the body of the unidentified man was torn apart, leading police to suspect he was a suicide bomber.
December 22, 2012 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Mark Magnier, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- At least eight people, including a senior provincial official on a Taliban hit list, were killed Saturday when a powerful bomb ripped through a narrow street where a political meeting was being held. Bashir Ahmad Bilour, the minister for local government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was attending the meeting of the ruling Awami National Party inside a school in Peshawar's Qissa Qhwani Bazaar neighborhood when the explosion occurred. The blast wounded at least 22 people, gutted nearby shops and destroyed vehicles.
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