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Car Bombing in Turkey Kills 2 Policemen

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Suspected suicide attackers have set off a car bomb near a police station in central Turkey, killing two policemen and wounding 16 civilians. Turkey’s interior minister, Idris Naim Sahin, says two suspects sped through a police checkpoint Friday and detonated the bomb outside a police station in the town of Pinarbasi in Kayseri province. Sahin […]

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Car Bombing Kills Police Officer in Turkey, Nearly Two Dozen Others Injured

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish media say a suspected suicide car bomber set off explosives outside a Turkish police station Friday, killing one police officer and wounding 20 other people. The reports say the bomber tried to ram the police station with the vehicle when the explosion occurred in the town of Pinarbasi in the central province of Kayseri. […]

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Blast Kills At Least 10 In Somali Town

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion in the Somali town of Baidoa has killed at least 11 people and injured more than 30 others. A witness told VOA that a thermos filled with explosives was placed in a local market and was detonated Monday afternoon. The regional governor, Abdifatah Mohamed Gesey, told VOA that “more than 10” people were […]

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Car Bomb Kills 36 in Northern Nigeria

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say a suicide car bombing near a church on Easter Sunday killed at least 36 people and wounded dozens more in the country’s north. Witnesses said security personnel in the city of Kaduna prevented the attacker from reaching a collection of churches. Saidu Adamu, Kaduna state’s information commissioner, told VOA the explosion damaged […]

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Bomb Kills 20 in Nigeria

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say a car bombing near a church on Easter Sunday killed at least 20 people in the country’s north. A witness said the bomb went off in a business area near the church in the northern Nigerian town of Kaduna. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Later Sunday, a blast in the […]

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Bomb Kills 20 in Nigeria

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say a car bombing near a church on Easter Sunday killed at least 20 people in the country’s north. A witness said the bomb went off in a business area near the church in the north Nigerian town of Kaduna. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The explosion follows warnings by foreign […]

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Nigeria Bombing Kills Several People

Posted April 8th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say a bomb blast in the northern city of Kaduna Sunday has killed several people. A witness says the blast went off in a business area near a church as many people prepared to make their way to Easter services. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The explosion […]

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Dagestan Explosion Kills Muslim Cleric and Bodyguard

Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian police say an explosion Friday has killed a Muslim cleric and his bodyguard in the southern province of Dagestan, in Russia’s restive Caucasus region. Authorities say the cleric was walking to prayer in the central town of Buinaksk when a remote-controlled explosive device detonated. Islamist extremists are blamed for fueling violence in Dagestan and […]

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Kenya Releases Suspects in Grenade Attacks

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police have released four people arrested in connection with deadly grenade attacks blamed on the Somali militant group, al-Shabab. Lawyers for the suspects say the four were questioned about their involvement in the bombings and released on Monday. They say the men were asked to report to police again on Tuesday. Those arrested included […]

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Kenyan Officials Arrest Four Over Grenade Attacks

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say they have arrested four people in connection with deadly grenade attacks in Nairobi blamed on the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Officials said Monday they had arrested Slyvester Opiyo and three teenagers and brought them in for questioning. Opiyo was previously arrested in December on suspicion of having links to al-Shabab. Officials accuse […]

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