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18 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast has ripped through a bus, killing at least 18 people, including six women. Authorities say some 35 people were wounded in the attack Friday in Peshawar, near Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal region, along the Afghan border. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban […]

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23 Killed in Iraq Blast

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a car bomb attack in central Baghdad has killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 65. The Monday morning blast in the Baab al-Muadham neighborhood damaged an office for a Shi’ite religious affairs foundation that manages religious and cultural sites. It was the deadliest single attack in months in the […]

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18 Killed in Iraq Blast

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a car bomb has exploded in central Baghdad, killing at least 18 people and wounding 50. The Monday morning blast in the Baab al-Muadham neighborhood damaged an office for Shi’ite religious affairs that manages religious and cultural sites. The explosion follows a series of attacks that killed 17 people in Baghdad last […]

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8 Killed in Blast in Iraq

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a car bomb has exploded in central Baghdad, killing at least 8 people and wounding 35. The Monday morning blast happened outside an office for Shi’ite religious affairs in the Baab al-Muadham neighborhood.

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Kenyan Police Say Bomb Caused Nairobi Blast

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say an explosion that wounded at least 38 people in Nairobi Monday was caused by a bomb. Police had initially said the explosion, in a building full of small shops, resulted from an electrical malfunction. However, police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Tuesday the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device. Some investigators […]

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Kenyan Police: Bomb, Not Electrical Fault, Behind Nairobi Blast

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police now say they believe a bomb, not an electrical fault, caused Monday’s blast in central Nairobi, wounding 33 people. Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere initially said an electrical malfunction was the probable cause. But the Kenya Power electric company calls that impossible. Also, at least two witnesses told the Associated Press that a bearded […]

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Kenya PM Says Nairobi Blast Was Terrorist Act

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga says a blast in central Nairobi on Monday was an act of terrorism, contradicting police who blamed the explosion on an electrical fault. Speaking at the blast site a few hours the explosion occurred, Mr. Odinga said Kenya is “under threat” but will “not be cowed.” The explosion Monday injured […]

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Kenya Police Say Blast Caused by Electrical Fault

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya’s capital say a large blast that injured at least 27 people Monday was probably caused by an electrical malfunction. Kenya has been hit by a string of grenade attacks that authorities blame on the Somali militant group al-Shabab and its sympathizers. However, Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere told reporters that Monday’s blast was […]

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Several Injured in Nairobi Explosion

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A loud explosion has rocked the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, causing a fire and injuring several people. The blast went off about 1:10 p.m. local time Monday in a central business district near Mt. Kenya University. Fire and rescue crews rushed to the scene. There was no immediate word on what caused the explosion. Kenya has […]

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Bomb Kills 3 in SW Pakistan

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a remote-controlled bomb exploded near a police van in the country’s southwest Sunday, killing three passers-by and wounding at least one other person. The officials say the blast took place in Quetta, the capital of the restive Baluchistan province bordering Afghanistan and Iran. They say the bomb was planted on a donkey […]

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