Tag: Suicide bombings

80+ Killed, 350 Injured In Kabul Suicide Bombing Explosion

As many as 80 people were killed and hundreds more wounded Wednesday when a massive car bomb went off in the diplomatic zone of Kabul during rush hour, shattering windows in houses hundreds of meters away. It was not immediately clear what the target of the suicide car bombing was, but the area is full…

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…

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…

ISIS Gunmen Dressed as Doctors Attack Kabul Military Hospital

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for a Wednesday attack that has so far killed 30 people and injured at least 50 more at a Kabul military hospital in the Afghan capital’s heavily guarded diplomatic zone. Gunmen reportedly disguised as doctors in white lab coats took positions throughout the facility before launching the…

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…

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…

‘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…

‘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…

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…

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…

Belgian Police Release Image Of Suspected Airport Attackers

Belgian police confirmed to BuzzFeed News’s Mitch Prothero that this photo shows three suspected airport attackers. Authorities have said that one of the two blasts at the airport was from a suicide bomber. A Kalashnikov rifle was also found on the ground at the airport. Police said they are searching for the man on the…

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…

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…

Suicide Bomber Strikes Near Kabul Airport [VIDEO]

A suicide bomber has blown himself up near Kabul’s international airport in Afghanistan. It’s thought the attacker who was driving a car was the only fatality; the interior ministry said there was no immediate information on casualties. It believes the target was a convoy of foreign forces but the claim has not been confirmed by…

Third Bataclan Bomber Identified [VIDEO]

A third suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert venue in the Paris attacks has been identified, according to media reports Wednesday. Two unnamed French officials told the AP the man was a French national who went to Syria in 2013. Le Parisien newspaper identified the man as Fouad Mohamed-Aggad, a native…

11 Arrested in Beirut Bombings [VIDEO]

Lebanon officials said Sunday they had arrested 11 people in connection to the Beirut bombings last week that left 44 people dead. Speaking at a news conference, Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq said those arrested included “seven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a [would-be] suicide bomber and the other a trafficker who smuggled them…

LONDON 2005 7/7 BOMBINGS: 10 years after [VIDEO]

Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to honor the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. Relatives of the victims, survivors, royalty and senior politicians will gather to remember those killed in the July 7 2005 bombings with emotions still…

Taliban attacks Afghan parliament with bombs, guns [VIDEO]

The Afghan parliament has been attacked by Taliban forces who detonated at least 1 suicide car bomb before battling security forces. An unconfirmed number of civilians were injured by the blasts at the parliament building in Kabul. All MPs survived the incident and at least 7 attackers were killed by security forces.

81 Killed In Suicide Attack At Mosque In Nigeria’s Kano [VIDEO]

A mosque in Kano, Nigeria, was attacked by suicide bombers and gunmen, who killed at least 81 people and injured over 100 others just as Friday prayers were about to commence. No group has claimed responsibility, but the coordinated attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram militants. The mosque adjacent to the palace of the…

Suicide bomb attack: Kabul suicide bomber caught on camera [VIDEO]

Newly released security video shows the moment a Taliban suicide bomber entered police headquarters in the Afghan capital, Kabul intent on killing the chief of police on November 9. The video shows the bearded bomber dressed in an ordinary grey suit, carrying an unremarkable blue folder and calmly taking the stairs to the third floor.…

Teenage Girls Bombers Kill 40 in Nigeria [VIDEO]

Two teenage girls wearing suicide belts blew themselves up in a market in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of horrific attacks in Nigeria for which Islamist militants are blamed, and there has been little response from the Nigerian military. The latest attack…

‘Female Suicide Bomber’ hits Russia’s Volgograd train station [Video]

An explosion at a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 13 people, reports say. A female suicide bomber was thought to be responsible for the blast, Russia’s anti-terrorism committee said. A suspected female suicide bomber killed at least six people when she attacked a bus in the city…