Massive blasts kill dozens in central Kabul

Massive blasts kill dozens in central Kabul

A loud explosion hit the centre of Kabul late on Monday, hours after a Taliban suicide attack near the Defence Ministry killed at least 24 people, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said. Sporadic gunfire could be heard in an area of the city near to embassies and government […]

Bangladeshi police kill suspected mastermind of Dhaka café attack

Bangladeshi police kill suspected mastermind of Dhaka café attack

Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a café last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. The dead included Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born […]

Striking Bolivia miners ‘kidnap and kill’ government minister

Striking Bolivia miners ‘kidnap and kill’ government minister

  Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes has been killed after being kidnapped by striking mineworkers, the government said late on Thursday. “At this present time, all the indications are that our deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes has been brutally and cowardly assassinated,” Minister of Government Carlos Romero said in broadcast comments. He said Illanes had […]

Canadian police kill suspect after terror tip

Canadian police kill suspect after terror tip

Canadian police killed a man on Wednesday, national television news channels reported, after the police said they had identified a suspect after receiving “credible information of a potential terrorist threat”. The suspect was killed during a police raid in a small Ontario town, CTV News and CBC News reported. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) […]

Dallas shooting suspect ‘served in Afghanistan’

Dallas shooting suspect ‘served in Afghanistan’

A black US Army reservist who served in Afghanistan and said he wanted to “kill white people” took part in an attack in which five police officers were killed at a protest decrying police shootings of black men, officials said Friday. Seven other police officers and two civilians were wounded in the ambush in downtown […]

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 […]

Multiple suicide bombings kill five in eastern Lebanon

Multiple suicide bombings kill five in eastern Lebanon

  BEIRUT: At least five people were killed in multiple suicide bombings early Monday in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, officials said. At least four suicide blasts hit the predominantly Christian village of Al-Qaa, a military source told AFP. “The first attacker knocked on one of the homes in the village, but after […]

Air raids kill 25 civilians in IS’s stronghold

Air raids kill 25 civilians in IS’s stronghold

BEIRUT: Warplanes have bombed the militant Islamic State group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa, killing at least 25 civilians, after the militants drove pro-government forces out of their bastion northern province. Twin offensives aimed at severing the militants’ supply line from the Turkish border to Raqa city appear to have largely stalled as IS mounts […]

Man arrested at Vegas rally says he wanted to kill Trump

Man arrested at Vegas rally says he wanted to kill Trump

A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer’s gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities. U.S. Secret Service agents said Michael Steven Sandford approached a Las Vegas police officer at the campaign […]

Gunmen kill female journalist in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Gunmen kill female journalist in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Gunmen suspected of belonging to Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab group shot and killed a female journalist working for state-run radio on Sunday, police said. Major Nur Ali, a police officer, said Sagal Salad worked for Radio Mogadishu. “Three men armed with pistols killed (her)… We heard gunfire and we rushed to the scene, the gunmen […]