Tag: Bombings

22 Hurt In Bucket Bomb Terror Attack On London Tube

Police in London are conducting a major manhunt for a suspect who planted a bucket bomb on the packed District Line Tube during rush-hour Friday morning. No arrests have been made. At least 22 people were taken to local hospitals with wounds. Mayor Sadiq Khan, again summoned to address terror in his city, condemned the…

VIDEO Emerges of Afghanistan ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Strike

The “mother of all bombs” unleashed Thursday in Afghanistan by the U.S. left 36 Islamic State terror group fighters dead but killed no civilians, according to government officials in Afghanistan. The U.S. has been concentrated on fighting the estimated 600 to 800 ISIS forces in Afghanistan while also supporting Afghans in their battle against the…

10+ Dead In Explosion On St. Petersburg Subway

At least 10 people are dead after an explosion rocked at least one underground subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, multiple outlets reported. Reuters reports the blast occurred on two train cars that were moving between the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut stations, citing government sources. All outlets are reporting that high…

GOP Leader: ‘No Evidence’ Trump Was Wiretapped

In a Wednesday press conference, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said officials “don’t have any evidence” that the Obama administration ordered wiretapping of Donald Trump while he was running for president. “Are you going to take the tweets literally?” he asked. “If you are, then clearly the president is wrong.” However, Nunes also…

Suicide Bomber Kills 30 In Damascus At Courthouse [VIDEO]

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives’ vest inside the main judicial building in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding many others, state media said. The official news agency, SANA, said another suicide explosion struck a restaurant in Rabweh district of Damascus, leading to an unknown number of casualties. The…

Spicer: Trump Didn’t Mean Wiretapping When He Tweeted About Wiretapping

The White House on Monday walked back key point of President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn’t referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping. “I think there’s no question that the Obama…

Ahmad Khan Rahami Sought in NYC Area Bombings

The FBI announced it is searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of New Jersey in connection with a bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night. The FBI reportedly executed a search warrant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Rahami was believed to be living. Rahami was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and is a U.S. citizen. “Should…

Turkish Wedding Suicide Bomber ‘Was a Child’ [VIDEO]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the suicide bomber who killed 51 people at a wedding in Gaziantep on Saturday was a child working for Islamic State terror group. In one of the worst attacks in Turkey this year, the bomber detonated at an outdoor wedding in a Kurdish neighborhood near the Syrian border, injuring…

4 Killed, Dozens Injured in Thai Attacks on Tourist Areas [VIDEO]

A series of coordinated bombings targeting foreign tourists Friday killed at least four people in Thailand, and injured dozens of others in some of the country’s most popular beach towns and resort areas. Two blasts went off in the seaside city of Hua Hin late Thursday, leaving one woman dead and more than 20 wounded,…

Suicide Bombing At U.S. Embassy In Saudi [VIDEO]

Two security officers at the U.S. consulate in Jeddah were reportedly injured Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the building. The incident occurred just before morning prayers, prompting authorities to seal off the area, according to Saudi media. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State…

At Least 165 Killed In Baghdad Bombings [VIDEO]

At least 165 people were killed on Sunday as two bombs blasted Baghdad, one of which was claimed by ISIS. At least 225 people were injured. The deadliest attack took place in a major shopping district, killing 86 people, 15 of which were children. That attack is believed to be the deadlist single bomb attack…

‘Akhmed One-Arm’ Planned Bombing

According to a U.S. official and Turkish media, Akhmed Chatayev, also known as “Akhmed One-Arm,” directed the suicide attackers who killed 43 people in the Istanbul airport on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said Chatayev was responsible for the shooting and bombing and his whereabouts are unknown.…

Taliban Attack Kills 30+ Police Cadets In Kabul [VIDEO]

A Taliban twin attack on an Afghan convoy carrying new graduates of a police academy killed more than 30 people and injured an additional 50. Initial reports say one bomber attacked a bus just outside Kabul carrying the cadets, and as rescue personnel arrived, a car bomber slammed into them and detonated. All but two…

Istanbul Airport Attack Toll Hits 41 and 230+ Injured [VIDEO]

The death toll has risen to 41 in the bombings at the Istanbul airport. Reports suggested that the fatalities included at least 23 Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals while officials worked to identify the others. At least 230 people are reported to have been injured in the suicide attack. “The bombs that exploded in…

3 Hospitals In Syria’s Aleppo Bombed in 3 Hours [VIDEO]

Three hospitals were bombed in the space of three hours in Syria’s war-ravaged city of Aleppo, the United Nations children’s program said. The medical facilities bombed Wednesday were on the rebel-held eastern side of the city, UNICEF regional director Peter Salama said in a statement. “Everyone must question their humanity when babies have to be…

Istanbul Car Bomb Kills 11, Wounds 36 [VIDEO]

A car bomb killed 11 people and wounded an additional 36 in Istanbul during rush hour Tuesday, near the mayor’s office and a major university. The device was detonated while police buses were passing through the area, said Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin. Seven police officials and four civilians were killed in the attack. State-run media…

‘More Than 100 Dead’ In Syrian Bomb Blasts [VIDEO]

More than 100 have died in bomb blasts on two Syrian coastal towns, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The towns that were hit by blasts were Jableh and Tartus which are regime strongholds and have largely escaped the conflict so far. State media said one blast had hit a hospital. So-called Islamic State…

Obama Lifts US Embargo On Lethal Arms Sales To Vietnam [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama has announced the US is fully lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. Speaking during a visit to communist Vietnam and talks with its leaders, Mr Obama said the move removed a “lingering vestige of the Cold War”. The US is trying to bolster its relationship…

Bombs Kill 69 at Busy Baghdad Markets [VIDEO]

A series of attacks in busy Baghdad markets and a restaurant have killed at least 69 people and wounded scores of others Tuesday, officials said. An outdoor market in a majority-Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad was struck by a car bomb. Meanwhile, a second bomb in another neighborhood market killed and wounded many others. In another…

28+ Killed in Taliban Suicide Attack [VIDEO]

At least 28 people were killed and more than 327 others wounded in an explosion in central Kabul during morning rush hour early Tuesday, Afghan officials say. The attack reportedly happened on a compound for a government security agency—similar to the U.S. Secret Service—in a residential neighborhood. A suicide car bomb at the compound’s gates…

Israel Bus Bombing Injures 20+

According to Israeli radio reports, a bomb explosion has injured at least 20 people aboard a Jerusalem bus line on Monday evening. According to The Times of Israel, police are exploring whether the explosion was terrorist in nature. They also indicated that the exploded bus was empty at the time, and that most of the…

Seven Killed, 15 Injured in Sinai Blasts

ISIS claimed respon-sibility for a series of explosions that left at least five Egyptian soldiers, a military officer, and a civilian woman dead Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula, Reuters reports. Several bombs were planted on armored personnel carriers and remotely detonated, security and medical sources said. At least 15 others were injured in the blasts.…

Abdeslam Will ‘Cooperate’ With France

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with the French authorities, according to his lawyer. It is unclear whether that means he will rat out his ISIS terror-associates. Abdeslam was arrested after a months-long manhunt, and he’ll reportedly be questioned by a Belgian prosecutor Thursday at the facility in Bruges, Belgium, where he is…

Taliban Faction Claims Park Bombing That Killed 70 In Pakistan [VIDEO]

Pakistan’s military fanned out to hunt for accomplices of a suicide bomber who blew himself up on Easter Sunday at the entrance to a popular children’s play area in the city of Lahore, killing at least 72 people, including many children. More than 300 were injured, officials said, as they declared a three-day period of…

2 Belgian Suicide Bombers Were Brothers [VIDEO]

Two of the suicide bombers involved in Tuesday’s Brussels bombings are brothers, authorities have said. Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui were both known to police before the attacks for involvement in organized crime but not for possible ties to terrorism. It is thought they may have been linked to the Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam. A…

Suicide Bombers Killed At Least 34 in Brussels [VIDEO]

Coordinated terrorist attacks in Brussels early Tuesday killed at least 34 people, according to Belgian authorities. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the departure hall at Brussels Airport, killing at least 11 people and injuring scores more. An hour later, at least one explosion rocked the Maalbeek Metro station, killing 15 people near the…

Obama on Brussels: ‘World Must Unite’ [VIDEO]

President Obama addressed the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium during his Tuesday morning address to the people of Cuba in Havana. “The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium,” Obama said, following the attacks that killed at least 34 people and injured another 170. “We will do whatever…

Deadly Bomb Kills 15 on Pakistan Bus [VIDEO]

Pakistani officials said a deadly bomb exploded on a bus Wednesday morning, killing at least 15 people in the northwestern city of Peshawar. An improvised device appeared to be planted the bus and exploded, injuring around 30 people, Police superintendant Kashif Zulfiqar told Al Jazeera. The passengers were government employees headed to the work from…

Turkish Airstrikes Hit Kurds After Bombs [VIDEO]

Turkey’s military hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq with airstrikes Monday, hours after a suicide bombing in Ankara killed 37 people and wounded 125. In the airstrikes, nine F-16s and two F-4 jets raided 18 positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), including ammunition depots, bunkers, and shelters. A woman suspected of belonging to…