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April 3, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bombing and armed attack rocked a government compound in western Afghanistan near Iran on Wednesday, leaving at least 49 people dead, including the nine attackers, and wounding more than 50, officials said.   The attack in Farah, capital of the far-western province with the same name, relied on tactics increasingly seen in attacks on Afghan government targets, analysts said. The approach includes a number of insurgents  using stealth, surprise and teamwork to breach the state's defenses and deliver a message that few areas of the country are beyond their reach.
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March 26, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Alex Rodriguez
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A team of eight suicide bombers stormed a police compound in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, killing five police officers and injuring four others, a provincial police chief said. The attack comes on the second day of Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit to Kabul. Kerry met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai a second time Tuesday morning after an initial sit-down upon his arrival in the Afghan capital Monday. Kerry and Karzai have been trying to tamp down tensions between the two countries in the wake of Karzai's remarks earlier this month that the U.S. was colluding with the Taliban, a statement that infuriated officials in Washington.
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March 18, 2013 | By Lutfi Sheriff Mohammed and Robyn Dixon
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Ten people died and more than 15 were wounded Monday in a suicide bombing close to the presidential palace in the capital, according to Somali officials. The attack in central Mogadishu targeted a vehicle carrying Somali intelligence chief Khalif Ahmed Ilig and other officials. But most of the dead were traveling in a commuter minibus that took the brunt of the blast when it passed between the suicide bomber's car and a government vehicle just as the bomb exploded, according to Somali officials.
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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 Pakistan 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.
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March 9, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali and David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two deadly suicide bombings minutes apart Saturday morning marred Chuck Hagel's maiden visit to Afghanistan as Defense secretary and served as a jarring reminder of the problems still facing the U.S. as it seeks to disengage from the 11-year-old war. A bicyclist detonated explosives strapped to his body about 30 yards from a main entrance of the Defense Ministry in Kabul about 8:45 a.m., mowing down Afghans who were waiting in...
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February 26, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying Afghan army soldiers Wednesday morning in a western district of Kabul, wounding six of them and four civilians in the second security incident in the capital this week. As snow fell over the region, the bomber struck while soldiers were boarding an Afghan Defense Ministry bus in the Pul-e-Sokhta area of Kabul shortly after 7 a.m. The wounded were being treated at a hospital and are in stable condition, according to a statement from Kabul's police chief.
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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 2, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - An outlawed far-left group that accuses the Turkish government of doing Washington's bidding in Syria and elsewhere claimed responsibility Saturday for the suicide attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front made the claim in a statement posted on a website linked to the group, according to news reports. The group, known by its Turkish initials DHKP-C, said the bombing Friday was in retaliation for U.S. policy in the Middle East, Turkish public broadcaster TRT reported The United States and Turkey are close allies and fellow members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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February 1, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
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.
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January 21, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - At least two police officers were killed Monday when five gunmen armed with suicide vests and rocket-propelled grenades stormed the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police department, setting off a firefight that lasted more than eight hours, Afghan officials said. It was the second brazen assault in less than a week in the Afghan capital, which has enjoyed a measure of safety compared with other parts of the country in recent years. The national intelligence agency was attacked Wednesday.
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