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Horrific Truck Bomb Kills 78
Horrific Truck Bomb Kills 78

Horrific Truck Bomb Kills 78

At least 125 are wounded in Mogadishu

(Newser) - A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 78 people including many students, authorities said. It was the worst attack in Mogadishu in more than two years, and witnesses said the force of the blast reminded them of the city'...

Hospitals See 'Unspeakable Horrors' After Somalia Bombing

Death toll is now at 276, with hundreds wounded

(Newser) - The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people, with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in the nation's history. In a tweet, Abdirahman Osman called the attack "barbaric" and said...

20 Reported Dead After Truck Bomb Explodes Near Hotel

The explosion rocked the capital of Somalia on Saturday

(Newser) - A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they'd heard in years, the AP reports. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district of Mogadishu and at...

Truck Bomb Rams NATO Afghan Base

Bomb under bridge kills 9 on Kabul bus

(Newser) - A suicide attacker in an explosives-laden pickup truck rammed the gates of a NATO base in Afghanistan's Logar province today, wounding at least 11 Afghans, reports the AP . NATO commanders have confirmed the blast and say there are no immediate reports of injuries among the troops. The Taliban took...

Truck Bomb Kills 70 in Somalia
 Truck Bomb Kills 70 in Somalia 

Truck Bomb Kills 70 in Somalia

Islamist militants claim responsibility

(Newser) - A truck laden with explosives blew up in front of the Ministry of Education in Somalia's capital today, killing 70 and injuring 42, a rescue official says. A Mogadishu police officer says the vehicle blew up after pulling up to a security checkpoint at the entrance to the ministry...

Iraqi Bombing Suspect Paid $10K to Pass Checkpoints

(Newser) - Attackers paid $10,000 to get a bomb-laden truck past checkpoints and next to the Iraqi Finance Ministry in last week's attacks, one of the suspected masterminds said in a confession broadcast today. Seeking to fend off widespread criticism over security lapses, the Iraqi military released what it said was...

Taliban Truck Bomb Kills 13 Kids in Kabul

(Newser) - A massive truck bomb near Kabul killed 25 people today, including 13 primary school students, and sent pieces of the vehicle flying more than a mile from the blast, reports the AP. The truck overturned in the road last night, and when police arrived this morning to clear the way...

Mosul Truck Bomb Kills 5 US Troops

Two Iraqi cops killed, 18 others wounded in deadliest attack of year

(Newser) - A truck filled with explosives crashed into a police headquarters in Mosul today, killing five American soldiers and two Iraqi policemen. The suicide attack was the deadliest single incident involving US troops this year, the AP reports. The chief of operations in Mosul said the policemen were the target, and...

Pakistan Bomb Near Miss for President, PM

Zardari was scheduled to be at reception when Marriott exploded

(Newser) - Pakistan's president and prime minister were supposed to be at a reception at the Islamabad hotel where a huge bomb killed at least 60 people and injured 270, reports the Times of London. Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gilani were expected to attend a large dinner at the Marriott,...

Pakistan Bomb Toll Climbs to 53, Al-Qaeda Accused

Nearly 300 wounded in Marriott blast

(Newser) - Pakistani intelligence authorities have blamed al-Qaeda for a massive bomb attack that has so far claimed 53 lives, Reuters reports. The truck bomb slammed into an Islamabad Marriott yesterday, turning the busy hotel into an inferno of flame. The Czech ambassador to Pakistan, and an American and German national were...

Al-Qaeda Claims Algeria Attacks
Al-Qaeda Claims Algeria Attacks

Al-Qaeda Claims Algeria Attacks

North African group says it launched suicide bombings that killed 50

(Newser) - An al-Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for bombings that claimed more than 50 lives in Algeria in the last two days. The group, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, took credit for the attacks in an Internet statement , BBC reports. An explosives-laden truck drove into a naval barracks in a port...

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