Tag: Bombings

ISIS Truck Bomb Kills 60 in Iraq

ISIS militants claimed res-ponsbility for a truck bomb at an Iraqi checkpoint that killed at least 60 people and injured more than 70 others on Sunday. The suicide attack took place in Hilla, about 73 miles south of Bagdad. ISIS claimed the attack on the Amaz news agency website. “A martyr’s operation with a truck…

22 Dead as Gunmen Attack Somali Hotel [VIDEO]

A jihadist attack on a Somali hotel Friday has left at least twenty two people dead and dozens more wounded, officials said. Al-Shabaab militants allegedly set off a car bomb at a gate near the Somali Youth Hotel, located in capital city Mogadishu. Officials confirmed that all three attackers were killed by police.

ISIS Syrian Bombings Kill 100+ [VIDEO]

A series of blasts claimed by ISIS in Syria’s Damascus and Homs left 129 people dead on Sunday as Secretary of State John Kerry said a “provisional agreement” was reached on a ceasefire. The official SANA news agency reported bombings in the Sayyida Zeinab suburb of Damascus, where one of Shia Islam’s holiest shrines is…

7 Dead in Jakarta Terrorist Attack [VIDEO]

Indonesian officials say insurgents linked to ISIS were behind the lethal coordinated midmorning attack in the commercial heart of its capital that left five gunmen and two others dead Thursday. “We have detected communications between a Syrian group and the Solo group,” Deputy Police Chief Budi Gunawan told The Wall Street Journal, referring to a…

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…

2nd Day French Jets Bomb ISIS Stronghold Of Raqqa, Syria [VIDEO]

The French air force carried out bombing missions on ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria, for a second day in a row. France is retaliating against Islamist extremist terror attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris. ISIS claims Raqqa as the capital of its so-called caliphate. On Monday, France targeted a command center, a…

U.S. Warplane Allegedly Shot Escapees at Kunduz Hospital [VIDEO]

According to Doctors Without Borders, a U.S. warplane shot people trying to escape the Kunduz charity hospital that was destroyed in airstrikes last month. “Thirty of our patients and medical staff died [in the bombing],” a charity spokesman said. “Some of them lost their limbs and were decapitated in the explosions. Others were shot by…

ISIS Kills 60 at Busy Baghdad Market [VIDEO]

Authorities said at least 60 people died after a refrigerator truck exploded in a busy market in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Thursday. In a messaged posted on Twitter, ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast, which left 200 wounded in the Shiite Muslim neighborhood, according to police and medical sources. “Many people were killed and…

Turkey First Bomb Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria [VIDEO]

Turkey has struck a military and security cooperation pact with the US that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of coalition air strikes. But what US officials describe as a game-changing deal also comes with a potentially high price tag: the escalating spillover of the Syria-Iraq conflict into neighboring Middle East countries. In cutting the deal,…

NEW Surveillance Footage Of Boston Marathon Bombing [VIDEO]

On Monday Federal prosecutors showed a video compilation of images, some never before seen by the public. They were taken from surveillance cameras along the route leading to the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the day three people were killed and more than 240 people were injured by hot shrapnel,…

Boston Bombing Trial: Jury Selection Almost Finish [VIDEO]

Boston Marathon’s jury selection bombing could be end next week after an intensive screening process. The selection process was prolonged partially due to the recent blizzards that pummelled the Northeast, but mostly because of the difficulty in finding unbiased people to serve as jury members. The selection process began in early January when 1,373 prospective…

Jewish Bombing Prosecutor Found Dead

Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment in Buenos Aires on Sunday night, the day before he was due to present to a parlimentary committee about allegations that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner concealed Iranian involvement in the 1994 AMIA Jewish Center bombing. Nisman was found in his bathroom with a…

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…

48 Dead in Nigerian School Bombing

A bomb exploded Monday during assembly at a comprehensive secondary school in Potiskum, in Nigeria’s Yobe State, the Leadership news site reported. The Associated Press said the death toll had risen to at least 48 with some 119 injured. The governor of Yobe state said he would demand a full investigation. Potiskum residents have been…

U.S. strike in Syria reportedly kills key bomb-maker [VIDEO]

A U.S. airstrike in Syria appears to have killed a key French jihadist who is part of the militant Khorasan Group, a U.S. defense official said Thursday. The strike happened overnight Wednesday near Idlib, according to the official, who has access to the latest information about the strikes. The U.S. fired at a vehicle it…

State media: Explosives used in attack in China’s Xinjiang

China’s official Xinhua News Agency says attackers crashed a pair of vehicles and tossed explosives in an attack in the capitol of Xinjiang. An unknown number of people are dead and injured after the attack near an open air market in Urumqi. Security in the city has been tightened since an attack last month that…

‘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…

Beirut bomb kills anti-Assad Lebanese former minister

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday along with at least four other people, security sources said. Photo: The blanket-covered body of former Finance minister Mohammad Chattah next to the wreckage of his car in downtown Beirut, Friday.…