COLOMBO, April 25: The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons on Thursday, according to Sri Lanka’s former navy chief, as investigators continued to comb his Colombo mansion for evidence of the attacks that killed 359 people.
COLOMBO, April 23: Sri Lanka’s state minister of defense said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the attack.
COLOMBO, April 22: Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved.
NAIROBI, Oct 14: A suicide bomber detonated in a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and another blast struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 16 people dead and more than 30 wounded, authorities said Saturday.
TOKYO, Aug 6: Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony Monday to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea.
GARDEZ, Aug 3: More than two dozen people have been killed in a bombing at a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan's border.The police on Friday confirmed the attack in the city Gardez, the center of Paktia province.
KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, July 23: A candidate from the party of Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful and former cricket star Imran Khan was killed Sunday in a suicide attack that wounded four others, a police official said, days before Wednesday's general elections.
KABUL, April 30: 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, the Afghan police said.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a ceasefire resolution for Syria on Saturday, but the bombing of the Eastern Ghouta suburb near Damascus continued, with at least 24 more deaths after the resolution was passed.
KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Nepali Congress leader and candidate for parliament from Kathmandu constituency-4 Gagan Thapa narrowly escaped what his party called "a murder attempt" when an unidentified group hurled an improvised explosive device (IED) at him in the capital on Monday.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Dec 2: A female suicide bomber pretending to wait in line for food handouts detonated her explosives Saturday, killing at least 13 people at a crowded market in northeastern Nigeria, authorities said.
KABUL, July 23: An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, as another 11 police were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Taliban, Afghan officials said Saturday.
KABUL, May 31: A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital.
KABUL, Afghanistan, May 31: A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 64 people and wounding as many as 320, sending a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital.
PESHAWAR, March, 31: A powerful car bomb exploded near a minority Shiite Muslim place of worship in the northwest town of Parachinar on Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding over 70 others, officials said.
LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb 14: Markets and businesses were closed across much of Pakistan's Punjab province Tuesday in mourning for 13 people killed in a suicide bombing claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction, police said.
CAIRO, Dec 22: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 25 people, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt against civilians and Christians in particular.
ISTANBUL, Dec 11: Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 29 people and wounded 166 in an apparent coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams.
BAGHDAD, Nov 25: The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group rose to 73 on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, Iraqi hospital and police officials said, the deadliest IS attack in four months.
QUETTA, Pakistan, Aug 8: A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said.
BAGHDAD, July 4: Iraqi authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 149 from Sunday's devastating truck bombing at a bustling Baghdad commercial street as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered new security measures in the country's capital.
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 20: At least 14 Nepalis were killed and five injured early Monday morning when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted the minibus they were traveling in in the Afghan capital, a statement from Afghanistan's Interior Affairs Ministry said.