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Bombing Suspect's Dad Told Cops His Son Was a Terrorist

And then he took it back shortly after his 2014 statement

(Newser) - The father of the suspect accused of two separate bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, as well as planting bombs in a third location, reportedly told cops two years ago that his son, Ahmad Rahami , was a terrorist, two senior law enforcement officials tell the New ... More »

Taliban Claims Twin Bombings Near Afghan Defense Ministry

At least 24 killed, 91 wounded

(Newser) - Twin bombings near the Afghan Defense Ministry have killed at least 24 people, including two security force generals, in an attack claimed by the Taliban, the AP reports. A Public Health Ministry spokesman says another 91 people were wounded in Monday's attack in central Kabul; Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq... More »

ISIS Unleashes 3 Big Bombings on Baghdad

Death toll at 88 and rising

(Newser) - The Islamic State has unleashed a wave of deadly bombings on Baghdad, resulting in what the Washington Post calls "the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital in months." The AP has the death toll at 88 in three separate assaults:
  • A car bombing of an outdoor market in
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One Guy Could Have Pulled Off Boston Bombing: Expert

FBI takes lead on investigation

(Newser) - As investigators follow up on leads in the Boston Marathon bombing , the Boston Herald talks to security experts who say the attack may have been nearly impossible to prevent. That's because the use of an IED is "hard to stop ... in a free and open society," one... More »

Iraq's Deadliest Day in Weeks Leaves 93 Dead

Attacks look like al-Qaeda's Iraqi offshoot

(Newser) - Iraqi officials said today that a blistering string of attacks across the country yesterday ultimately killed at least 93 people, as the extent of the violence grew clearer and mourners started to bury their dead. The day's attacks began early in the north of Iraq and ended with deadly... More »

Bloody Day in Iraq Leaves 22 Dead

Wave of attacks hits, al-Qaeda suspected

(Newser) - A wave of insurgent attacks killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens in central and northern Iraq today, the latest series of persistent strikes aimed at undermining the government's authority. One of the bloodiest blows came around midday, when a car bomb struck near the local security forces... More »

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Takes Credit for New Wave of Bloodshed

Militant group announces new campaign of violence in Iraq

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda's Iraq affiliate took credit yesterday for the string of bombings and shootings across the country on Monday that killed 116 and wounded 300, reports Reuters . The Islamic State of Iraq posted a statement on its website saying the attacks —the deadliest since the US pullout last December—... More »

Bombers Tried to Extort Money From Ikea: Cops

Two men in Poland charged with series of explosions

(Newser) - Bizarrre extortion case: Two men in Poland are charged with setting off bombs at eight Ikea stores throughout Europe over the last several months. Police say the pair demanded that the furniture chain pay $8 million for the bombings to stop, reports CNN . Only a few minor injuries were reported... More »

56 Killed in Blasts Across Iraq

Dozens wounded; explosions end weeks of relative peace

(Newser) - Bombs struck more than a dozen Iraqi cities this morning, killing 56 and wounding dozens more. The coordinated explosions mark the first major violence in a comparatively peaceful month of Ramadan, the AP notes; the violence comes as as officials debate whether to maintain a US presence in the country... More »

25 Killed in Nigeria Bomb Blasts

Beer gardens targeted

(Newser) - Suspected members of an Islamic sect bombed three beer gardens in northeastern Nigeria, killing 25 people and wounding 12 others today, authorities say. Police blame the attack on a group known locally as Boko Haram, which earlier this month carried out an attack on the nation's police headquarters. Authorities... More »

64 Killed in Bomb Attack on World Cup Revelers

Somali militants suspected in twin blasts

(Newser) - At least 64 people were killed in twin blasts in Uganda targeting World Cup revelers. The explosions tore through a packed rugby club and a restaurant in the capital of Kampala as exuberant fans watched yesterday's final match. One American was among the dead. "I remember blacking out, hearing... More »

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