Prime Minister Theresa May said the Manchester bombing is being treated as a terrorist attack. If confirmed, it would be the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London’s transport system in July 2005.
Security has gradually improved in Baghdad, which was the target of daily bombings a decade ago, but violence against security forces and Shi’ite Muslim civilians is still frequent. Large blasts sometimes set off reprisal attacks against the minority Sunni community. The fight against Islamic State, which seized about a third of Iraq’s territory in 2014, has exacerbated a long-running sectarian conflict.
The blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a few feet away from children’s swings. Around 150 people were injured in the explosion, officials said.
A suicide attacker detonated an explosive belt in a park outside Baghdad on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 71, said the security head in Babel province where the bomb – claimed by Islamic State – went off.
Turkey’s government sees the unrest in its southeast as closely tied to the war in Syria, where a Kurdish militia has seized territory along the Turkish border as it battles Islamic State militants and rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.
A suicide bomber killed 19 people during Friday prayers at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and officials said, raising fresh concern about sectarian strife in the kingdom.
Washington (AFP) – An American fighting for a hardline Islamist group carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Syria, U.S. officials said Friday, in the first such case in the war. The confirmation came amid growing fears over the flood of foreigners into Syria, with no end in sight in the three-year war that has […]
By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber set off his explosives at the entrance to the northern Afghanistan province of Panjshir on Thursday, killing at least 12 other people and injuring more than 20 others, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred as […]
By Shashank Bengali and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber managed to get past a security checkpoint Wednesday and set off his explosives at the entrance to the Afghan Interior Ministry, killing six police officers on the last day of campaigning in this country’s closely watched presidential election. The […]
KANO, Nigeria — Dozens of people were killed in a suicide bombing in northern Nigeria, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. A suicide bomber exploded one of four car bombs in the village of Mulai, near the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, according to spokesman Chris Olukolade. Three further suicide bombers were shot to death by […]