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HANGU: A suicide bomber set off explosives in a vehicle at a security checkpoint in the northwest Pakistani town of Hangu on Thursday, killing at least nine people, officials said.

Pakistan has seen a wave of suicide attacks in the past three years, many in northwestern regions along the Afghan border where the Pakistan military is battling Taliban insurgents. (more…)

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The New York Times
February 26, 2011
KABUL, Afghanistan


A playing field in a remote area of northwest Afghanistan where a crowd had gathered was the most recent target for a suicide bomber who detonated himself on Saturday, in the seventh suicide attack in Afghanistan in less than a month.

The attack in Faryab Province killed at least 3 people and wounded 30, said the provincial governor, Abdul Haq Shafaq. The crowd had gathered for a game of buzkashi, which involves men on horseback trying to grab a dead goat from each other. The governor said the attacker was a 17-year-old boy. It was unclear how officials could judge his age. (more…)

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Insurgents open fire on people waiting in line and two bombers detonate explosive belts at a Kabul Bank branch in the city of Jalalabad. The Taliban say the latest in a series of strikes targeted soldiers who draw their pay from the bank.

JalalabadSmoke rises from the area where gunmen and bombers stormed the Kabul Bank branch in the city of Jalalabad. (PO / Pajhwok Afghan, AFP/Getty Images / February 19, 2011)
    By Laura King, Los Angeles TimesFebruary 20, 2011 

    Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan —

    It was lunchtime, and it was a Saturday, the first day of the Afghan workweek. In the city of Jalalabad, as elsewhere, plenty of people needed to make a stop at the bank.

For scores of them, this quick errand turned into a nightmare. In the latest of a series of methodical and deadly strikes in Afghanistan’s largest cities, gunmen and bombers stormed a busy bank branch in the main urban hub of eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 70, provincial authorities said. (more…)

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By Lara Jakes (CP)

BAGHDAD — Three suicide car bombers struck Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 51 people and wounding more than 180 in a third straight day of attacks across Iraq. (more…)

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Nov. 4, 2010

Conflicts and militancy had claimed the lives of 229 civilians in the militancy-plagued Afghanistan in October, spokesman for Interior Ministry Zamari Bashari said on Thursday.


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Source: IRIN
24 August 2010
NAIROBI – Deadly clashes between Islamist insurgents and African Union-backed government forces cut off many parts of Mogadishu on 24 August, when dozens of people, including several MPs, were killed during an attack on a downtown hotel.

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2 August 2010 Last updated at 08:35 ET

A suicide bomber who targeted a vehicle in Afghanistan carrying a government official killed six children nearby, officials said.

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