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50 Killed in Attack on Gathering of Clerics

Afghanistan death toll expected to rise

(Newser) - A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad. Another 83 people were wounded in the attack, with 20 of them in critical condition and the toll likely... More »

FBI: Man's Belief in 'Sortition' Led to Suicide Plot

Authorities say Paul Rosenfeld planned to blow himself up on Nov. 6

(Newser) - An upstate New York man has been arrested after allegedly plotting to blow himself up on the National Mall on Election Day next month. US Attorney Geoffrey Berman calls it "a twisted plan to draw attention to his political ideology," per CBS New York . Paul Rosenfeld of Tappan... More »

Suicide Bomber Hits Gathering of Top Clerics

At least 7 killed in Kabul attack

(Newser) - A suicide bombing targeted a gathering of Afghanistan's top clerics on Monday in Kabul, killing at least seven people and wounding nine, police say. Shortly before the attack, the clerics had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings and urged peace talks to end the Afghan war. Ghafor Aziz, police... More »

Church Attacks Carried Out by Family of 6 Suicide Bombers

Including 2 young daughters, ages 9 and 12

(Newser) - Three suicide bombings on Indonesian churches on Sunday carried an unusual twist: They were the work of a single family that included young children, reports the New York Times . The AP reports that at least seven people were killed in the Surabaya explosions, as well as the six family members.... More »

Journos Arrived at the Site of a Blast. Then Came the 2nd One

AFP says chief photographer is among victims

(Newser) - A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, Afghan police say. At least 45 people were wounded in the twin attacks, according to a Kabul police spokesman, who added that four policemen... More »

ISIS Attack on 'Apostates' Shakes Kabul

At least 57 die in voter registration center attack

(Newser) - An ISIS suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials say. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro says that among the 57 killed, 22 were women and eight were children. He says 119... More »

Busiest US Train Station to Start Looking for Suicide Vests

TSA testing suicide-vest detectors at Penn Station

(Newser) - The Transportation Security Administration will begin testing new suicide vest-detection technology at New York City's Penn Station starting Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer says. Schumer pushed for the technology to be tested in New York City after a Bangladeshi immigrant injured himself setting off a crude pipe bomb strapped to... More »

The Girls Are Made Beautiful, With a 'Deadly Consequence'

A look at Boko Haram's use of female suicide bombers

(Newser) - The Chibok girls were infamously taken by Boko Haram in 2014. That was the same year the group used a female suicide bomber for the first time. Writing for the BBC , Vladimir Hernandez and Stephanie Hegarty look at the group's practice of using suicide bombers—noting the militants far... More »

Fake Ambulance Driver Kills at Least 95

Another suicide bomber strikes in Kabul

(Newser) - A suicide car bomber killed at least 95 people and wounded about 160 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban on Saturday in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, authorities said. The bombing came just a week after Taliban militants killed 22 at an international hotel in the city. The attacker... More »

Teen Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Mosque

At least 50 dead in Nigeria attack

(Newser) - A teenage suicide bomber detonated his explosives as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people in one of the region's deadliest attacks in years, police say. Police spokesman Othman Abubakar tells the AP they are "still trying... More »

He Grabbed a Suicide Bomber in a 'Bear Hug,' Saved Many Lives

Police officer hailed as hero

(Newser) - Fourteen people were killed Thursday when an ISIS-aligned suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest outside a hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday. But many more would have died were it not for Afghan Police Lt. Sayed Basam Pacha. Pacha suspected the man was a bomber and told him to stop; when... More »

Mother With Baby, 21 Others Killed in Hotel Attack

23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu

(Newser) - A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker detonated a... More »

UK Police to Stop Sharing Attack Information With US

Authorities are furious about leaks, insiders say

(Newser) - Police in Britain, angered by repeated leaks of sensitive information , have decided to stop sharing information on the Manchester terrorist attack with American authorities. The decision came after photographs believed to show bomb debris appeared in a New York Times report, sources tell the BBC , which calls the step a... More »

Britain Chastises US Over Leak of Bomber's Name

Meanwhile, authorities say assailant was part of a 'network'

(Newser) - Authorities in Britain are more sure than ever that Salman Abedi didn't act alone when he detonated a suicide bomb at the Ariana Grande concert. But they're also ticked at the US that the world knows Abedi's name. The leak to the media originally came from a... More »

UK Cops Make an Arrest Linked to Concert Attack

Manchester police say the actual attacker was a suicide bomber

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to 22 in what British authorities are calling a "barbaric attack" on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night. On Tuesday, police confirmed the arrest of a 23-year-old man in South Manchester in connection to the attack, reports NBC News . Details about... More »

Ariana Grande 'Broken' After Concert Attack

People of Manchester open their homes to the stranded

(Newser) - The people of Manchester, England, have opened up their homes to people stranded in the city by a suspected terrorist attack that killed at least 19 people at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night. Offers of help flooded in under the #RoomForManchester hashtag after the blast, with people offering rooms... More »

Blast at Ariana Grande Show Being Treated as Terror Attack

UK police say at least 19 are dead, about 50 injured

(Newser) - Police say an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England has killed at least 19 people and injured about 50, the AP reports. Billboard has confirmed that the American singer herself is OK. Police suspect a suicide bomber set off the blast, which is being treated as a... More »

Egypt Declares 3-Month State of Emergency

Death toll from church bombings is now 44

(Newser) - Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for a three-month state of emergency late Sunday night after suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government. According to Egypt's constitution, Parliament must vote... More »

How ISIS Is Trying to Be Like Japan's Kamikaze Fighters

Military targets are now in terrorists' sights more than civilian ones

(Newser) - Suicide bombing is nothing new in terrorism circles, but for Islamic State extremists, the tactic is getting a revamp. The Sunday Times reports on a new study released Monday out of the International Centre for Counter-terrorism in the Hague that shows a definite shift in how jihadi are using the... More »

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Reportedly Turns ISIS Bomber

Relative says man in ISIS photo is Jamal al-Harith

(Newser) - A man compensated by the UK government following his release from Guantanamo Bay in 2004 has reportedly died in a suicide bombing targeting a military base in Iraq. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack Monday, sharing a photo of the smiling British suicide bomber it identified as Abu... More »

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