June 4, 2003 |
Moroccan police arrested a French citizen wanted in connection with last month's Casablanca suicide bombings. Robert Antoine-Pierre, 28, was taken into custody in Tangiers, where he was living with his Moroccan wife, security officials said. Police began searching for Antoine-Pierre after several other suspects said he gave orders in the attacks, officials said on condition of anonymity. Five nearly simultaneous attacks May 16 left 43 dead, including 12 Moroccan bombers.
May 13, 2009 |
As many as a dozen suicide bombers staged synchronized attacks Tuesday on government buildings in a provincial capital in eastern Afghanistan, triggering a day of chaotic fighting that left at least 20 people dead. Scores of people were injured in the fighting in Khowst, the site of a large U.S. military base. The wounded included at least three American soldiers. The brazen assault was reminiscent of an earlier attack on the U.S.
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March 8, 2003 |
The first meeting between an Israeli delegation and high-level Catholic officials for interfaith dialogue concluded this week with a joint statement condemning suicide bombings. "Taking any human life, including one's own, even in the name of God, is sacrilegious," said the statement, which also upheld the sanctity of human life and urged respect for family values.
May 11, 2002 |
As Israel massed military forces near the Gaza Strip, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Friday that the Palestinian Authority must share the burden of ending the 19-month-old conflict by cracking down on militants responsible for targeting Israeli civilians with suicide bombings.
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.
July 3, 2007 |
A suspected Al Qaeda suicide bomber plowed his car Monday into a group of tourists visiting a temple, killing seven Spaniards and two Yemenis. The attack came less than two weeks after the U.S. Embassy warned Americans to avoid the area in the central province of Marib, which until recent years was rarely visited by tourists because of frequent kidnappings of foreigners.
July 1, 2003 |
An anti-terrorism court sentenced two Islamic militants to death after finding them guilty of orchestrating a suicide car bombing that killed 11 French engineers in Karachi last year. The bombing also killed two passersby. A third man was sentenced to death in absentia. The trial was held inside a heavily fortified Karachi prison for security reasons.
May 21, 2007 |
A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan, killing 14 people and wounding 31, officials and witnesses said. The attack, which destroyed or damaged about 30 shops, came a day after a suicide bomber in northern Afghanistan killed three German soldiers and seven bystanders. Witnesses said a convoy of foreign troops appeared to be the target, but that it had already passed when the bomber struck. Maj.
January 6, 2010 |
A suicide bomber targeted a traffic police headquarters in the restive Russian republic of Dagestan on Wednesday, killing five officers and injuring 19 more. As a small, Russian-made SUV careened toward the building about 8 a.m., a team of police rammed their vehicle into the bomber's. The explosives went off on impact, killing all the police officers in the truck but preventing the bomber from reaching his target. The death toll would have been much higher had the officers not intervened, officials in Dagestan said.