Posts Tagged ‘suicide bombers’

By BBC News

At least 14 people have been killed in Baghdad on the first day of voting in Iraq’s parliamentary elections.

Suicide bombers attacked two polling stations in different areas of the city killing at least seven people and wounding many others.

Earlier in the day, a mortar attack on a crowded market killed seven and wounded at least 10 people. (more…)


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By Hilmi Kamal


BAQUBA, Iraq  – Suicide bombers struck Iraq on Wednesday just days before a national election, killing 33 people and wounding 55 as the war-scarred nation seeks to cement its frail democracy before a U.S. troop pullout. (more…)

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By Hasan Mansoor

February 5, 2010

KARACHI (AFP) – Suicide bombers rammed into a bus in Karachi on Friday then hit a hospital where casualties were rushed for treatment, killing 25 people in the second assault on Shiites in the Pakistani city in weeks.

The attacks in a city largely isolated from Islamist violence highlighted the instability in Pakistan, which is on the frontline of the US war on Al-Qaeda and where militants have killed more than 3,000 people since 2007. (more…)

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At least two civilians and three Afghan police officers have been killed after the Taliban attacked a governors’ compound and election office near Kabul, just 10 days ahead of the country’s elections.

Taliban suicide bombers detonated themselves and fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades during the attack on Monday on the buildings in Pule Alam, 60km from the Afghan capital, local officials said.

Gunbattles between the fighters and police lasted several hours, said Deen Mohammad Darwish, a spokesman for the governor of Logar province. (more…)

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By JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH Published: August 2, 2009

MINGORA, Pakistan — Schools have officially reopened. Soldiers stand guard at checkpoints and have established a semblance of order. Many thousands have returned here to a town that is mostly intact, if still under a military presence. (more…)

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28 Jul 2009 08:27:51 GMT
Source: Reuters
By Augustine Anthony ISLAMABAD, July 28 (Reuters) –

Pakistani security forces fighting Taliban militants in and around the Swat Valley have rescued nearly a dozen boys brainwashed into becoming suicide bombers, according to officials. (more…)

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Published: July 21, 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight suicide attackers mounted assaults on government compounds in two eastern towns Tuesday, killing six members of the Afghan security forces and wounding four, officials said. (more…)

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