July 27, 2011 |
A suicide bomber with explosives packed into his turban killed the mayor of Kandahar on Wednesday -- the latest in a wave of assassinations that claimed the life of President Hamid Karzai's half-brother earlier this month. The assailant apparently mingled with a crowd of constituents meeting Mayor Ghulam Hamidi, who had lived in the United States for years before returning to Afghanistan and taking up his dangerous post. The blast killed at least one other person, a provincial spokesman said.
April 15, 2011 |
A suicide bomber killed the provincial police chief of Kandahar Friday, stunning Afghanistan's second-largest city, where security has been a top priority for NATO forces. At about 2 p.m. local time, the bomber made his way inside Kandahar police headquarters and attacked police chief Khan Mohammad Mujahid, killing him and wounding three others, according to Zamarai Bashari, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry. The Taliban claimed responsibility for what it called a "martyrdom attack," which it said killed Mujahid and a dozen other police officers, according to spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi.
February 11, 2011 |
A suicide bomber killed a district governor and six other people Thursday in a northern province of Afghanistan that has become increasingly emblematic of the Taliban movement's ability to strike far from its traditional strongholds in the south and east. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the district of Chardara in Kunduz province, where the insurgency is well entrenched. A spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, called the slain official, Wahid Omarkhel, an "active member of the stooge government" who was closely connected to "foreign invaders.
April 1, 2010 |
Double suicide bombings struck the strife-ridden Russian republic of Dagestan on Wednesday, killing 12 people and injuring dozens. The attacks came as a violent echo of this week's bombings in Moscow's subway system, which left 39 dead and stirred fear that volatility in Russia's mostly Muslim Caucasus region is again seeping deep into the rest of the country. A Chechen militant leader claimed responsibility for the subway bombings in a statement released Wednesday to a website affiliated with the militants.
June 3, 2009 |
Six Afghan civilians, including two women and two children, were killed in a suicide bomb attack near the main base for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said. The attack was near Bagram airfield, about 25 miles north of the capital, Kabul, said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemaray Bashary. The civilians were traveling in a car on a road in the Sayad area north of Bagram, Bashary said. There were no details about the intended target or if the bomber was on foot or had used a car. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2005 |
Carol Dummer recalls him as a quiet teenager who would come in to wash dishes and do other chores around his grandparents' homey corner cafe. "He was always as helpful as anyone could be," said Dummer, recalling Staff Sgt. Jerry Lee Bonifacio Jr., the 28-year-old California National Guardsman and civilian refinery worker killed in an Oct. 10 suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad.