December 12, 2010 |
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 |
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.
August 5, 2009 |
With just over two weeks remaining before presidential elections in Afghanistan, insurgents rattled nerves Tuesday by lobbing rockets into the capital, injuring two people. A separate suicide attack killed five people in the south. The Taliban claimed responsibility for firing rockets into an upscale residential neighborhood of Kabul that is home to a number of diplomatic missions and international organizations. One of the projectiles hit about 200 yards from the U.S. Embassy.
April 23, 2008 |
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 |
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 |
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.
December 6, 2006 |
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 |
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.
April 25, 2006 |
A woman who confessed to failing to set off a suicide bomb vest during an attack on three Jordanian hotels told a court Monday that she had married an Iraqi man just days before he blew himself up in the assault. Security officials said the marriage apparently was meant to allow the 35-year-old woman, Sajida Rishawi, to leave Iraq with her male co-conspirators. Veiled and chained at the ankles, Rishawi went on trial charged with trying to carry out the Nov.
March 6, 2008 |
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced an Al Qaeda-linked militant to death for a March 2006 suicide attack in Karachi that killed a U.S. diplomat, a government lawyer said. The blast near the gates of the U.S. Consulate killed American diplomat David Foy and three other people, as well as the bomber, on the eve of a visit to Pakistan by President Bush. In an August 2006 raid in Karachi, police arrested two suspects, Anwar-ul-Haq and Usman Ghani, who police said were suspected of planning the suicide car bombing.