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April 18, 2006 | Laura King and Vita Bekker, Special to The Times
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a popular fast-food restaurant Monday, killing nine other people, injuring nearly 60 and greatly heightening hostilities between Israel and the new Hamas-dominated Palestinian government. It was the first such attack in Israel since Hamas took power nearly three weeks ago, and the Islamist group infuriated Israel by describing the bombing as a form of self-defense.
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November 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The death toll from this country's deadliest suicide bombing rose Wednesday to 68, and witnesses said some people may have been killed or wounded when guards opened fire after the blast. Two Afghans have been arrested in connection with the attack. Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Sayed Khail said the two suspects had ordered women to leave before the blast. Six lawmakers were among the dead, but most of the victims were believed to be schoolchildren.
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September 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A man on a motorized rickshaw blew himself up Monday in a crowded market in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 26 people, officials said. A shopkeeper said children selling chewing gum and cigarettes were among about 60 people wounded in the blast, which apparently was aimed at a police commander. The bomb detonated near a taxi stand around 6:30 p.m. -- just before evening prayers -- in the town of Gereshk in Helmand province.
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June 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A female suicide bomber blew up a bus carrying workers from a Russian air base near Chechnya, killing at least 15 people and injuring many others, officials said. The bus was waiting at a railroad crossing when a woman approached and detonated explosives, an Interior Ministry official said.
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January 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy that killed four Pakistani troops has stoked fears of renewed fighting in Pakistan's volatile tribal regions near the Afghan border. Pakistani army and intelligence officials said the suicide attacker parked his bomb-laden car near the Kajori checkpoint on the outskirts of Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan region, and detonated it when a patrol convoy passed.
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July 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
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March 25, 2007 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
Suicide bombers struck in force across Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 46 people and wounding scores in an explosion of street violence after days of relative calm. In the deadliest attack, a man driving a truck with explosives hidden under bricks detonated his bomb at a police station under construction in the south Baghdad neighborhood of Dora, a Sunni insurgent stronghold. Police said at least 20 people were killed and 26 injured.
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August 13, 2003 | Megan K. Stack, Times Staff Writer
Palestinian suicide bombers shattered a cease-fire with attacks on an Israeli supermarket and a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Tuesday, delivering the sharpest blow yet to an already troubled peace process. The strikes, carried out by a pair of teenagers, killed two Israelis, injured 11 bystanders and broke a six-week stretch during which the people of this war-weary land had enjoyed relative quiet.
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October 7, 2007 | From the Associated Press
kabul, afghanistan -- A suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. military convoy Saturday on the road to Kabul's airport, killing a soldier and four Afghans and sending flames shooting into the sky, officials said. The force of the explosion -- on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan -- threw several vehicles on their side. Twelve people were wounded, the Health Ministry said. The attack targeted U.S. troops responsible for training the Afghan military and police.
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