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January 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher said Arab states need to explain their peace proposals to Israelis and take a strong stand against suicide bombings. "We have not publicly, clearly, unequivocally taken a stand against suicide bombs," Muasher declared at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. "We have not told the average Israeli citizen that suicide bombs are wrong from a moral and political point of view."
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August 31, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
The Palestinian interior minister said in an interview published Friday that militants must halt suicide bombings against Israelis or face "isolation" by Palestinian society. But the Hamas group rejected his appeal, and violence continued, with Palestinians killing a second woman accused of collaborating with Israel, this one the 18-year-old niece of a woman slain last week.
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December 4, 2009 | By Lutfi Sheriff Mohammed and Jeffrey Fleishman
In a stunning attack on Somalia's shaky government, a suicide bombing Thursday at a graduation ceremony in Mogadishu killed three Cabinet ministers and least 12 others, government officials said. The bomber sneaked in amid hundreds of guests and graduating medical students at the Shamo Hotel in the south of the capital. Government forces control only a sliver of Mogadishu, and the attack was another indication of the reach of Islamist militants and Al Qaeda operatives. The carnage was a devastating blow to a transitional government, backed by U.S. arms shipments and African Union troops, that is fighting a civil war against an Islamic insurgency.
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June 9, 2003 | Najibullah Murshed, Special to The Times
International peacekeepers had received numerous warnings of suicide bombing attacks like the one that killed four German soldiers Saturday, and they expect more to come, officials said Sunday. Warnings come in every day, and "we take them all very, very seriously," International Security Assistance Force Lt. Col. Thomas Lobbering told reporters here Sunday. Yet by their very nature, terrorist attacks can't be predicted and there is no guarantee they can be avoided, he cautioned.
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September 10, 2003 | Laura King and Henry Chu, Times Staff Writers
Two suicide bombers struck hours apart Tuesday, setting off powerful explosions at a crowded bus stop outside a suburban Tel Aviv army base and a trendy late-night cafe in Jerusalem. At least 13 people were killed in the blasts, along with the bombers, and dozens were hurt.
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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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