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Bomb Hits Russian Bus

Five dead, 17 injured in Volgograd

(Newser) - A bomb blast rocked a passenger bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd today, killing at least five people and injuring 17 others, officials said. The blast was caused by "an unspecified explosive device," the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement. There was no immediate information... More »

Pakistan Security Forces Free 35 in Hospital Siege

Explosion at scene follows bus bombing

(Newser) - The siege of a hospital in southwestern Pakistan has ended after security forces stormed the building, the country's interior minister says. Forces freed 35 people trapped inside the building, killed four of the attackers, and arrested another, notes Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. He says four security forces and one... More »

Israel: We've Arrested Tel Aviv Bus Bomber

Army spokesperson says he's an Israeli Arab who belongs to Hamas

(Newser) - Israel's army spokeswoman says an Israeli Arab who is a member of Hamas has been arrested for yesterday's bus bombing in Tel Aviv. The bombing injured 27 people near Israel's military headquarters and threatened to scuttle efforts to broker a ceasefire to end fighting between Israel and... More »

Jerusalem Blast Kills 1, Injures 24

Bomb blows out windows of 2 buses

(Newser) - Today's bombing in Jerusalem has killed one woman and injured at least 24 other people, the AP reports. Police blamed Palestinian militants. The explosion happened near the main entrance to the city about 3pm local time and blew out the windows on two crowded buses. The lone fatality so far... More »

Bus Bomb Kills 18 in Lebanon

Explosion kills soldiers, civilians; dozens more wounded

(Newser) - A bomb that exploded on a bus in Lebanon's second-largest city killed at least 18 people and wounded 40. At least seven of the dead were soldiers, reports the Times of London. The attack took place in the port town of Tripoli, where a sect of Shiites associated with the... More »

Bus Bomb Kills 24 in Sri Lanka

Rebel Tamil Tigers again responsible for rush-hour attack, government claims

(Newser) - A bomb blast on a public bus killed 24 and injured 52 people today in Sri Lanka, the BBC reports. The device exploded in a vehicle full of rush-hour commuters; government officials blamed the separatist Tamil Tigers for the attack. More »

Bombing Kills 12 in Sri Lanka

Colombo's train station hit on eve of independence celebration

(Newser) - A suicide bomber killed at least 12 in the main train station of Sri Lankan capital Colombo today, AFP reports, in the latest round of violence on the eve of the country's 60th anniversary of independence from Britain. More than 100 were wounded in the attack, believed to be the... More »

Sri Lanka Bus Bomb Kills 20

Bus was packed with Buddhist pilgrims; authorities blame Tamil Tigers

(Newser) - A bomb suspected to be the work of Tamil Tiger rebels detonated on a crowded bus in Sri Lanka today, killing at least 20 and leaving more than 60 seriously burned or otherwise injured. The parcel bomb ripped through a private bus carrying Buddhist pilgrims that had stopped at a... More »

Sri Lankan Blast Kills 26

Ceasefire ends as at least 60 wounded in bus attack

(Newser) - At least 26 people were killed and 60 injured after an explosion ripped through a packed bus today in Buttala, Sri Lanka. The bombing was followed by gunfire, which medical workers said was responsible for many of the dead. The attack came as the government abandoned an ineffectual ceasefire with... More »

Coalition Bombs Kill 7 Afghan Boys

Police capture suspect in deadly Kabul bus blast as violence worsens

(Newser) - Worsening widespread concerns about civilian deaths in Afghanistan, a U.S.-led coalition bombing killed seven boys yesterday at a compound in the eastern part of the country. The target, which contained a mosque and a school, was suspected of housing Al-Qaeda militants. "We had a misunderstanding," the... More »

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