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September 22, 2013 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Mark Magnier, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Two explosions outside a crowded church in northwest Pakistan just as Sunday services ended killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 100, authorities said, one of Pakistan's worst attacks against Christians in years. While officials placed the death toll at more than 60, humanitarian organizations reported handling at least 75 corpses. [Updated, 7:35 a.m. PDT Sept. 22: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Home Secretary Akhtar Ali Shah now said in his latest statement that the official death toll had reached 75. ]
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September 22, 2013 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Mark Magnier, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Two explosions outside a crowded church in northwest Pakistan just as Sunday services ended killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 100, authorities said, one of Pakistan's worst attacks against Christians in years. While officials placed the death toll at more than 60, humanitarian organizations reported handling at least 75 corpses. [Updated, 7:35 a.m. PDT Sept. 22: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Home Secretary Akhtar Ali Shah now said in his latest statement that the official death toll had reached 75. ]
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WORLD
April 15, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
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.
WORLD
June 6, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan killed seven Georgian soldiers late Thursday, as the Afghan Taliban continues to ramp up assaults in the midst of its spring offensive against U.S.-led coalition troops. The Georgian Defense Ministry said the soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Helmand, a southern province that has long been a Taliban stronghold. The troops had been deployed in Afghanistan since April, the ministry said in a statement.
WORLD
December 6, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
The death toll rose to at least 41 in a suicide bomb attack Friday on a commuter train near war-torn Chechnya. Russian President Vladimir V. Putin called the blast a futile effort to sow disorder on the eve of elections. "The crime committed today is undoubtedly an attempt to destabilize the situation" before Sunday's parliamentary balloting in Russia, Putin said in televised remarks made during a meeting with law enforcement officials. "I'm sure the criminals will not succeed."
WORLD
February 11, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
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.
WORLD
July 27, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
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.
WORLD
June 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
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.
WORLD
June 6, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan killed seven Georgian soldiers late Thursday, as the Afghan Taliban continues to ramp up assaults in the midst of its spring offensive against U.S.-led coalition troops. The Georgian Defense Ministry said the soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Helmand, a southern province that has long been a Taliban stronghold. The troops had been deployed in Afghanistan since April, the ministry said in a statement.
NATIONAL
May 21, 2002 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director Robert Mueller, voicing fears sparked by recently gathered intelligence, said Monday it is "inevitable" that suicide bombers like those who have blown up scores of Israelis will kill Americans on U.S. soil. Federal authorities said they also believe terrorists could be renting rooms in U.S. apartment buildings so they can detonate explosives and take down the structures.
WORLD
July 27, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
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.
WORLD
April 15, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
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.
WORLD
February 11, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
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.
WORLD
April 1, 2010 | By Megan K. Stack
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.
WORLD
June 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
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 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
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.
WORLD
April 1, 2010 | By Megan K. Stack
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.
WORLD
December 6, 2003 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
The death toll rose to at least 41 in a suicide bomb attack Friday on a commuter train near war-torn Chechnya. Russian President Vladimir V. Putin called the blast a futile effort to sow disorder on the eve of elections. "The crime committed today is undoubtedly an attempt to destabilize the situation" before Sunday's parliamentary balloting in Russia, Putin said in televised remarks made during a meeting with law enforcement officials. "I'm sure the criminals will not succeed."
NATIONAL
May 21, 2002 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director Robert Mueller, voicing fears sparked by recently gathered intelligence, said Monday it is "inevitable" that suicide bombers like those who have blown up scores of Israelis will kill Americans on U.S. soil. Federal authorities said they also believe terrorists could be renting rooms in U.S. apartment buildings so they can detonate explosives and take down the structures.
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