Car bomb explodes near presidential palace in Somali capital Mogadishu

Car bomb explodes near presidential palace in Somali capital Mogadishu

  A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president’s palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said. Reuters witnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen above the president’s palace, outside […]

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

PKK claims deadly car bomb attack on Turkish police station

  The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Friday claimed a car bomb attack targeting police in eastern Turkey that killed five people and injured over 200. “Our comrade… carried out a suicide attack on police headquarters in Elazig,” the PKK said in a statement, quoted by the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency. Thursday’s bombing in […]

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

Scores killed as bomb strikes hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta

  A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said. The blast took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack earlier in the day was brought […]

Huge blast from Taliban truck bomb rocks Kabul

Huge blast from Taliban truck bomb rocks Kabul

  A massive Taliban truck bomb struck a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul early Monday, officials said, just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the powerful bombing, which occurred close to the US-run Bagram air base north of […]

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb in Germany, 12 injured

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb in Germany, 12 injured

A Syrian man who was denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, injuring 12 other people, local officials said. Bavaria’s interior minister said the 27-year-old man detonated a backpack device after he was denied entry […]

Bomb attacks kill scores in central Baghdad

Bomb attacks kill scores in central Baghdad

  At least 120 people were killed in two separate bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Sunday morning, Iraqi officials said. In the deadliest attack a car bomb hit Karada, a busy shopping district in the centre of Baghdad, killing at least 115 people and wounding near 200, according to police and hospital officials. The […]

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

With just one month to go ahead of March 28 elections, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene of a Boko Haram massacre in the northern city of Baga on Thursday and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the Islamist insurgency gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with […]

Football stadium blast kills scores in northern Nigeria

Football stadium blast kills scores in northern Nigeria

A bomb blast targeting a football match in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 40 people on Sunday, police sources said. The attack took place in the town of Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram Islamists. “There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than […]