Suicide bombings

November 26, 2019 - 9:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested two men suspected of plotting a jihadi attack using suicide vests and one or more car bombs. The National Prosecutor’s Office says the two, aged 20 and 34, were arrested by anti-terror squads on Monday. The men are suspected...
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Security personnel patrol outside a polling station during the country's presidential election in Weerawila, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Nov. 16 , 2019. A convoy of buses carrying Muslim voters traveling in northern Sri Lanka was attacked by gunfire and stones, and blocked by burning tires, around midnight on Saturday hours before polls opened in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, according to Colombo-based Centre for Monitoring Election Violence. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne )
November 16, 2019 - 7:38 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Polls closed Saturday evening after a day of voting for Sri Lanka’s next president, an election marred by shots fired at a convoy of Muslims heading to cast their ballots in what some called a coordinated effort to disenfranchise the minority group. There were no reported...
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Police officers stand guard at the gate of the local police headquarters following a suicide bombing attack at the compound in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Police say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia's third-largest city, injuring a number of people. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
November 13, 2019 - 2:23 am
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia's third largest city on Wednesday, injuring at least six people, during a counterterrorism crackdown and a warning about possible attacks against police and places of worship. The attacker got past a...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, left, and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear participate in a debate on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky. In a Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 debate, Gov. Matt Bevin denied claiming in a radio interview months ago that suicides happen on a nightly basis in casinos and challenged his Democratic opponent to produce a tape proving him wrong. Beshear responded that Bevin’s remarks are on tape. Beshear’s campaign produced the audiotape Sunday in a social media post.(Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, Pool, File)
October 27, 2019 - 4:12 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heading into the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin has exposed himself to a new attack by denying his recorded claim that suicides happen nightly in casinos. Telling a debate audience Saturday night that the truth matters,...
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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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