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Agony for Afghan civilians in deadly Kabul truck bombing

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SHOCK. Wounded Afghan women and men gesture at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

Anguished Afghans scour hospitals and morgues in Kabul, sifting through disfigured and charred bodies for missing relatives

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — Anguished Afghans scoured hospitals and morgues in Kabul Wednesday, May 31, sifting through disfigured and charred bodies for missing relatives after a catastrophic truck bombing left at least 90 people dead and hundreds wounded. Continue reading Agony for Afghan civilians in deadly Kabul truck bombing

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

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GROUND ZERO. An Afghan security force member stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which a Western diplomatic source says was caused by 1,500 kilograms of explosives hidden inside a water tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday, May 31, when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Continue reading Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

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IED BLAST. Three cops are injured in Mamasapano, Maguindanao after an improvised explosive device went off. Photo courtesy of Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac/PNP

An improvised explosive device attached to a police vehicle goes off in Mamasapano, Maguindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 9, 2017) — At least 3 policemen were injured on Tuesday, May 9, after an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to a police vehicle exploded in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Continue reading 3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

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At least 68 children are among the 126 people killed in the attack, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

RASHIDIN, Syria (Apr. 17, 2017) — Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday, April 16. Continue reading Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

ISIS bombings near Baghdad mall kill at least 13 people

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The bombings are the latest in a series of deadly attacks at Baghdad shopping centers this year that have been claimed by ISIS

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Sept. 10, 2016) — Two bomb blasts outside a shopping mall in central Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) group killed at least 13 people, security and medical officials said on Saturday, September 10.  Continue reading ISIS bombings near Baghdad mall kill at least 13 people

Massive ISIS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

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State television gives a toll of 44 dead and 140 injured in the bomb attack, which hit a western district of the city where several local Kurdish ministries are located

QAMISHLI, Syria (July 28, 2016) — A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday, July 27, in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.  Continue reading Massive ISIS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

More than 200 dead in ISIS-claimed Baghdad blast

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AFTERMATH. Iraqis inspect the damage at the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on July 3, 2016 in Baghdad’s central Karrada district. Sabah Arar/AFP

The suicide car bombing, which ripped through a crowded shopping area and sparked infernos in nearby buildings, also wounded more than 200 people, security and medical officials say

BAGHDAD, Iraq (July 4, 2016) — At least 213 people were killed in Sunday’s (July 3) Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, officials said, making it one of the deadliest ever militant attacks in Iraq.  Continue reading More than 200 dead in ISIS-claimed Baghdad blast

ISIS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 119

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AFTERMATH. Iraqis gather at the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group on July 3, 2016 in Baghdad’s central Karrada district. Photo by Sabah Arar/AFP

The explosion hits an area packed with shoppers and leaves more than 180 others wounded

BAGHDAD, Iraq (July 4, 2016) — A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group ripped through a busy Baghdad shopping district Sunday, July 3, killing at least 119 people in the deadliest single attack this year in Iraq’s capital. Continue reading ISIS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 119

ISIS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 148

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ISIS ATTACK. An officer stands next to damaged cars at the site of a bombing in a bus station in Jableh city, Lattakia province, Syria on May 23, 2016. Photo from Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The Islamic State says the attacks were in retaliation for Syrian regime and Russian air strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria (May 24, 2016) — More than 148 people were killed Monday, May 23, in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks to date in the regime’s coastal heartland. Continue reading ISIS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 148

30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

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TALIBAN ATTACK. Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bombing that targeted the premises of the Ministry of Defense, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 19, 2016. Photo by Hedayatullah Amid/EPA
Many of the wounded are fighting for their lives, says an interior ministry spokesman

KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 19,  2016) — At least 30 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul on Tuesday, April 19, triggering a fierce firefight, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

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