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8 Killed in Afghan Bomb Blast

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Afghanistan say a bomb blast has killed at least 8 people, including several police officers. Authorities say the explosion happened Saturday in Arghandab, in the southern province of Kandahar. NATO said Saturday one of its service members had died in a bomb blast in southern Afghanistan. It was not immediately clear if this […]

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3 Killed in Blast Outside Somali Presidential Palace, Al-Shabab Claims Attack

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Somali government says a former government worker carried out the suicide attack outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu that killed the bomber and two others. Government spokesman Abdirahman Omar Osman told VOA Wednesday the attacker once worked at the presidential palace. Former colleagues say the bomber, identified as Omar Mohamed Dhiblawe, had worked as […]

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Al-Shabab Says It Carried Out Mogadishu Attack, 3 Dead

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it carried out a deadly attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday. The African Union mission in Somalia says the bombing outside a government compound killed at least three people. An A.U. mission spokesman says the blast occurred outside a building used by the parliament speaker, Sharif Hassan […]

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Mogadishu Blast Kills 3

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union mission in Somalia says an explosion at a government compound in the capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least three people. The AMISOM spokesman said the blast Wednesday occurred near the home of the parliament speaker. Details are still emerging about the method of attack. Somalia has not had a stable central government […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in NW Pakistan

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral attended by an anti-Taliban politician in northwest Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 15 mourners and wounding more than 30 others. Police say the politician, Khushdil Khan, escaped unharmed in the blast on the outskirts of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. A Pakistani Taliban faction claimed […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 15 At Pakistan Funeral

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northwestern Pakistan say a suicide bomber has attacked a funeral attended by an anti-Taliban politician Sunday, killing at least 15 people. Police say they believe politician Khusdil Khan may have been the target of the bombing. But they say Khan escaped unhurt from the blast. Officials say more than 30 others were injured […]

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11 Killed in Pakistan Funeral Blast

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northwestern Pakistan say a suicide bomber has attacked a funeral, killing 11 people and wounding 30. Police say they believe a politician, Khusdil Khan, may have been the target of the bombing Sunday. The politician escaped unhurt from the blast. Khan is a member of the Awami National Party. There has been no […]

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10 Killed in Pakistan Funeral Blast

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a bomb blast at a funeral has killed at least 10 people and wounded 30. Authorities say the explosion happened Sunday in the outskirts of Peshawar. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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India Police Arrest Iran-Linked Journalist for Attack on Israeli Diplomat

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indian police say they have arrested a local journalist working for an Iranian news agency for possible connections to last month’s bombing of an Israeli diplomatic vehicle. Mohammed Kazmi appeared in a New Delhi court Wednesday, a day after his arrest. Authorities claim Kazmi had been in touch with a suspect they believe may have […]

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6 Chinese Killed, Dozens Injured in Congo Blasts

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s embassy in Brazzaville said Monday that six Chinese were killed and dozens more were injured in Sunday’s ammunition depot explosions in the Republic of Congo capital. The official Xinhua news agency quoted Chinese officials as saying the victims worked for the Beijing Construction Engineering Group. About 140 Chinese employees were at the construction site […]

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