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Militant suicide truck attack kills 23 Pakistani soldiers

A member of the Pakistan Air Force rehearses flag masting at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah before the Defence Day ceremonies, or Pakistan's Memorial Day, in Karachi, Pakistan on 6th September, 2020

Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan Reuters A six-man suicide squad drove an explosive-laden truck into a military camp in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 23 soldiers, the army said, the heaviest death toll in a single attack in years, less than two months ahead of elections. The gun and bomb attack, which was claimed […]

Death toll from Pakistan blast rises to 59 as minister blames India

Rescue workers clear the rubble from a damaged mosque, after a suicide blast in Hangu, Pakistan, on 29th September, 2023

Quetta, PakistanReuters The death toll from a large blast at a mosque in Pakistan rose to 59 on Saturday as the government vowed to find the perpetrators and accused India’s intelligence agency of being involved.  Friday’s blast tore through a mosque in Mastung in the southern province of Balochistan after a bomber detonated his explosives […]

Suicide bomber kills at least seven in Somali tea shop; al-Shabaab claims responsibility

A general view shows the scene of an explosion claimed to be set off by a suspected member of al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab, at a shop selling tea near a security checkpoint on a road leading to the parliament and the president's office, in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 29th September, 2023.

Mogadishu, SomaliaReuters A suicide bomber set off an explosion at a shop selling tea in Somalia’s capital on Friday, killing at least seven people, a witness and medical personnel. Police put the number of dead at five. Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on its Arabic media unit Shahada News […]

Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan bombing, death toll rises to 45

A general view of damaged property, following an explosion by a suicide bomber in Bajaur, Pakistan, on 31st July, 2023 in this screen grab taken from a social media video.

Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan Reuters Islamic State on Monday claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a political rally in north-west Pakistan held by a religious group allied to the government as the death toll from the attack rose to 45. The bomber struck at a gathering on Sunday of the conservative Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl […]

Suicide bomb at political rally in Pakistan kills more than 40

People transport a man, who was injured after a blast in Bajaur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on 30th July, 2023.

Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan Reuters At least 42 people were killed and over 130 injured when a suicide bomber set off explosives at a political rally in Pakistan’s north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, police and rescue officials said. The blast took place at a gathering of the conservative Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) party, known […]

Families seek loved ones after Pakistan mosque blast kills 100, all but three police

Pakistan Peshawar mosque bombing4

Updated: 7:55am, 1st February, 2023 (AEST)Peshawar, Pakistan Reuters Distraught relatives thronged hospitals in Pakistan’s Peshawar on Tuesday to look for their kin a day after a suicide bombing ripped through a crowded mosque in a heavily fortified area of the city, killing 100 people, all but three of them police. The attack, in the Police […]

Kabul blast a setback for Afghan women seeking education against the odds

Afghanistan Kabul hospital entrance

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Raihana, 19, wanted to be a doctor, studying until midnight in recent weeks for Afghanistan’s university entrance exam, a chance for women to advance their education even as they face growing restrictions from the Taliban government. Her diligent preparation ended on Friday when a suicide attacker detonated his explosives during a practice exam […]

Suicide attack at tutoring centre in Afghan capital kills 19

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters A suicide attack at a tutoring centre in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens, police said on Friday, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. Many of those living in the western area where the blast occurred are Hazara, an ethnic mostly Shi’ite […]

Blast at Shi’ite mosque in Afghan city of Kandahar kills dozens

Afghanistan Kandahar mosque attack

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Suicide bombers attacked a Shi’ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 35 people, the second week in a row that militants bombed Friday prayers and killed dozens of worshippers from the minority sect. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s attack in Kandahar, but Islamic State […]

Indonesia arrests firebrand cleric’s lawyer over attacks

Indonesia Munarman

Jakarta, IndonesiaAP Members of Indonesia’s counterterrorism police on Tuesday arrested the lawyer of a firebrand cleric and accused him of inciting people to commit terrorist acts and of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, officials said. Police arrested Islam Defenders Front leader Rizieq Shihab’s lawyer, Munarman, in a raid on his house in Jakarta’s […]