IS group claims deadly bombing at remote Pakistan shrine

IS group claims deadly bombing at remote Pakistan shrine

At least 52 people died and more than 100 others were injured Saturday in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, with the Islamic State group claiming the attack. The blast hit worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Noorani, some 750 kilometres (460 […]

Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

Malian jihadist pleads guilty to Timbuktu shrine destruction in historic trial

A Malian jihadist on Monday pleaded guilty to ordering attacks on historic sites in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, in the first case of an Islamist facing international justice for cultural destruction. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a Malian national aged around 40, is the first jihadist to face charges at The Hague-based International […]

Dozens killed in attack on Shiite shrine north of Baghdad

Dozens killed in attack on Shiite shrine north of Baghdad

  Islamic State group extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday. The overnight attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad, which involved suicide bombers and gun and mortar fire, also wounded 50 people, […]