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With US Withdrawal Looming, 2 More Attacks in Kabul

Minivan bombings kill 7 in area largely populated by minority Hazara ethnic group

(Newser) - Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 1.25 miles apart in a neighborhood in western Kabul, a ministry spokesman...

Philly Health Chief Steps Down Over 'Appalling' Revelation

Dr. Thomas Farley admits he had remains of '85 MOVE victims cremated without telling families

(Newser) - First came news that the burned bones of children killed in the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia were used for an online forensics course . Now the city's health chief has stepped down over a new revelation on the bombing that left 11 dead. In a statement released on the...

A Bomb Killed Dozens. Then the Crowd Attacked First Responders

Chaos after blast in majority Shiite district of Kabul, for which no one has yet claimed responsibility

(Newser) - A bomb exploded near a girl's school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old, an Afghan government spokesmen said. The Taliban condemned the attack apparently aimed at civilians and denied any...

Bones of Black Children Killed By Police Are Used in Class

Families of MOVE bombing victims haven't given permission

(Newser) - Five children, ages 7 to 14 were among the 11 MOVE members killed in 1985 when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto the group's house. The city apologized for the attack last November, with the mayor saying, "This year we saw the pain and trauma...

Newlyweds to Blame for Palm Sunday Church Bombing: Officials

Suicide bombers in Indonesia were married 6 months before attack in Makassar, authorities say

(Newser) - A recently married couple with suspected militant links used pressure cooker bombs to blow themselves up outside a Roman Catholic cathedral during Palm Sunday Mass, Indonesian officials said Monday. The attack wounded 20 people, including four church guards, and broke windows at the church and nearby buildings in Makassar, the...

Bombing as Mass Ends Leaves at Least 20 Wounded

Attackers at Indonesian cathedral set off explosion when guards approached

(Newser) - Two attackers rode a motorbike into a cathedral compound in Indonesia as Palm Sunday mass ended, setting off a bomb that injured at least 20 people. Police said the wounded include churchgoers and four security guards, Yahoo News reports. "We were finishing the service and people were going home...

At Least 20 Dead After Car Bombing in Somali Capital

Vehicle with explosives crashed into popular restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to at least 20 after a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital on Friday night, with 30 wounded. The Somali National News Agency cited the Aamin ambulance service for the death toll. The Luul Yamani restaurant also was...

First, a Store Explosion. Then, a Police Car Blast

3 are said to be dead, multiple people wounded in Kabul, Afghanistan

(Newser) - Two separate explosions rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least three people, including members of the minority Sikh community, and wounding four others, Afghan officials said. The first explosion hit a store in the heart of the capital, causing it to collapse and kill at least...

Suspect's Girlfriend in 2019: He's 'Building Bombs in the RV'

Pamela Perry reportedly warned cops about Nashville bomber Anthony Warner

(Newser) - After the Christmas morning RV explosion that wreaked havoc in Nashville, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said suspected bomber Anthony Quinn Warner—who died in the blast that injured at least eight people, seriously damaged dozens of buildings, and disrupted telecommunications across the Southeast—had not been "on our...

The New Cabinet Arrived by Plane. Then an Explosion

At least 16 people are said to be dead after a blast in Aden, Yemen

(Newser) - At least 16 people were killed Wednesday and another 60 wounded when a blast occurred at the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. The explosion happened a short time after the country's newly formed Cabinet arrived by plane; no one on that plane was killed or injured,...

For Barr, Lockerbie Charges End a 30-Year Mission

Attorney general announces charges against Libyan bombmaker

(Newser) - The Justice Department announced new charges Monday against a Libyan bombmaker in the 1988 explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, an attack that killed 259 people in the air and 11 on the ground, per the AP . The charges were announced on the 32nd anniversary of the...

Kabul Bombing Kills 10, Including Schoolchilden

Plus 2 bombing attacks in another part of Afghanistan leaves another 11 dead

(Newser) - A bombing Saturday in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 10 people and wounded eight others, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an educational center in Kabul. An interior ministry spokesman didn't immediately provide further details about the explosion, and no group immediately claimed the...

Governor Apologizes to Woman Who Survived '63 Church Bomb

Ivey agrees to talks on compensation over attack at Birmingham church

(Newser) - The governor of Alabama has extended an apology and a promise to meet with attorneys of a survivor of the Ku Klux Klan's 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham. Sarah Collins Rudolph, who was blinded in one eye in the attack, is seeking compensation from the state; her...

US Bombings in Afghanistan Hit Record High

7,423 munitions dropped in 2019, compared to 947 in 2015

(Newser) - The US dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than in any other year since the Pentagon began keeping track in 2006. A total of 7,423 munitions were dropped, up from 7,362 in 2018 and 4,361 in 2017, Military.com reports based on data from the US...

Atlanta Paper's Editor Takes Issue With New Eastwood Film

'Richard Jewell' has inaccuracies about coverage of wrongfully accused bombing suspect: Kevin Riley

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's newest movie, Richard Jewell, about the Atlanta security guard falsely suspected of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics when he actually saved lives during the chaos, is not getting rave reviews from the hometown paper. In an emailed statement to Fox News and the Wrap , Kevin...

2 US Women Plead Guilty to Bomb Plot
2 Women Plead
Guilty to Terror Plot

2 Women Plead Guilty to Terror Plot

Asia Siddiqui, 35, and Noelle Velentzas, 31, appeared in federal court

(Newser) - Two New York women who went crazy for al-Qaeda—one of whom had an Osama bin Laden screensaver on her phone—pleaded guilty Friday to bomb-making charges in federal court, the New York Post reports. Asia Siddiqui, 35, and Noelle Velentzas, 31, could get 20 years each. After pleading not...

Saudi Oil Field Attacked
Saudi Oil Field Attacked

Saudi Oil Field Attacked

Yemen's Houthi rebels cause a fire at the Shaybah oil field

(Newser) - Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry, the AP reports. The attack on...

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media to 'Ease Tensions'

Move could backfire, analysts say

(Newser) - Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people , with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. The NetBlocks observatory says it detected an intentional blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp,...

More Than 130 Killed in Church, Hotel Attacks

Hundreds hurt in Sri Lanka blasts

(Newser) - At least 138 people were killed and nearly 500 hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the state-run Daily News reports. A security official tells the AP that two of the blasts are suspected to have been...

Attack on Convoy Is Deadliest in Kashmir History

Car bombing killed 41 Indian soldiers

(Newser) - The death toll from a car bombing on a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to 41, becoming the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history, security officials said Friday. A local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van into the convoy along a key highway Thursday....

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