Suicide bombings

FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, suspected Islamic State members sit inside a small room in a prison south of Mosul. The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." U.S. officials said late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 that their shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the target of an American raid in Syria and may have died in an explosion. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)
October 27, 2019 - 1:16 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marks the demise of one of the most brutally effective jihadist leaders of modern times — a man who commanded tens of thousands of fighters from around the world, carved out a territorial caliphate in the Middle East and refined a...
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FILE - In this Sunday April 21, 2019, photo, a Sri Lankan Police officer inspects a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated April’s Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country’s spy chief is primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people. In its report released Wednesday, Oct. 23, the committee said State Intelligence Service chief Nilantha Jayawardena received information of possible attacks as early as April 4, 17 days before the suicide bombings took place, but there were delays on his part in sharing the intelligence with other agencies. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne, file)
October 23, 2019 - 11:08 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks. In a report released Wednesday...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 photo, Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint ahead of presidential elections scheduled for Sept. 28, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghans facing down Taliban threats are torn between fear, frustration and sense of duty as they decide whether to go to the polls Saturday to choose a new president. But the security preparations have been elaborate. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 27, 2019 - 4:52 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Torn between fear, frustration and a sense of duty, Ahmad is undecided about defying Taliban warnings not to vote in this weekend's Afghan presidential election. He has good reason to think twice: His index finger was chopped off by Taliban members after he voted in the...
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Afghan security members and people work at the site of a suicide attack in Zabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ahmad Wali Sarhadi)
September 19, 2019 - 5:35 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 others, Afghan officials said, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a ceremony to introduce the new chief of the intelligence service, in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Donald Trump's halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than three weeks’ time despite widespread expectations that a peace deal would push it aside. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
September 17, 2019 - 5:52 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later,...
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Election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election materials for the presidential election scheduled for Sept 28, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Afghan officials say around 100,000 members of the country's security forces are ready for polling day. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 17, 2019 - 5:32 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy...
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People evacuate an injured man after a walkway collapsed and set off a stampede as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Officials say at least 31 people have died and around 100 others were injured in the chaos Tuesday, which occurred toward the end of the Ashoura procession, causing panic and a stampede, according to two officials. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
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September 10, 2019 - 12:58 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A walkway collapsed and set off a stampede in the holy city of Karbala on Tuesday as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year. At least 31 people were killed and about 100 were injured, officials said. It was the deadliest stampede in recent...
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Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a damaged vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. A car bomb rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday and smoke rose from a part of eastern Kabul near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy, the NATO Resolute Support mission and other diplomatic missions. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 05, 2019 - 7:27 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bombing in Kabul on Thursday killed a U.S. service member, a Romanian soldier and at least 10 Afghan civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week underscoring Afghan government warnings that a...
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Security forces stand next to a crater caused by Monday's suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 03, 2019 - 2:12 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 people and wounded 119, almost all local civilians, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and the militant group had reached a deal "in...
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Afghan security forces stand guard during a fight against Taliban fighters in Kunduz province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The Taliban have launched a new large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan's main cities, Kunduz, and taken hospital patients as hostages, the government said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America's longest war. (AP Photo/Bashir Khan Safi)
August 31, 2019 - 12:42 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a large-scale attack on Kunduz, one of Afghanistan's main cities, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 75 others, government officials said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending...
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