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Maoist rebels kill six Indian policemen in bombing

NEW DELHI: Maoist rebels killed six policemen Sunday with a roadside bomb in a remote forest in eastern India, where the guerrillas have been waging an insurgency for decades. Another officer was injured when their vehicle was hit in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state, said senior state police officer Sunder Raj P. The police were escorting a truck carrying material for road construction. Raj said a search was under way for the attackers. Read More: India’s Maoist rebels kill 24 commandos in Chhattisgargh…

Texas bombing suspect blows self up as police close in, says official

AUSTIN: The 24-year-old man who terrified residents of Austin, Texas, with a three-week bombing campaign that killed two people blew himself up on the side of a highway north of the city as police closed in on him early Wednesday, police officials said. Police had tracked the suspect to a hotel near Austin, the state’s capital city, and were following his vehicle when he pulled to the side of the road and detonated a device, killing himself, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters near the scene. “The suspect…

Death sentence for man convicted of Somalia’s deadliest bombing

MOGADISHU: A Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death after finding him guilty of carrying out an October truck bombing that killed over 500 people, the deadliest attack in the nation's history. Colonel Hassan Ali Shute found 23-year-old Hassan Adan Isaq guilty of heading the Al-Shabaab terrorist cell behind the October 14 terror attack. He also sentenced a second man to life in prison in absentia for being a member of the Al-Qaeda aligned group and procuring the vehicle used in the attack, while a…

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria mosque

ABUJA: At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram militants. The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) by road from the Adamawa state capital Yola. It was the biggest attack in Adamawa since December 2016, when two female suicide bombers killed 45 people at a crowded market in the town of Madagali. Security…

Sindh CM admits security lapse in Sehwan shrine blast

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah says investigation into deadly Sehwan shrine bombing reveals security lapses, including non-functioning of some close circuit TV cameras installed at the spot, ARY News reported. At least 81 people lost their lives in the suicide attack, he confirmed. Giving policy statement on the deadly tragedy in Sindh Assembly today, the chief minister said police deployment at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine was below strength and attackers exploited it. Shah said there was no…

Double Istanbul bombings kill 29 after football game

ISTANBUL: Twenty-nine people, mainly police, were killed and 166 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game. A car bomb detonated outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium on the shores of the Bosphorus after the Super Lig match between Besiktas and Bursaspor while less than a minute later a suicide attacker struck a nearby park, officials said. The authorities did not say who was behind the blasts, the…

Car bomb at Syria checkpoint kills 17: monitor

DAMASCUS: At least 17 people, most of them rebels, were killed in a car bomb blast at an opposition checkpoint in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitor said. The blast hit near the town of Azaz, close to the border with Turkey, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that 14 of the dead were Huthi fighters. It was unclear whether the three others among the dead were civilians or rebels. The attack injured dozens and the monitor said the toll could rise further because of…

18 killed in truck bomb attack on soldiers in southeast Turkey

ANKARA: Eighteen people were killed Sunday when a van packed with five tonnes of explosives blew up in Turkey's restive southeast in an attack blamed on Kurdish militants, the prime minister said. The bombing, which killed 10 soldiers and eight civilians, was one of the most deadly attacks on Turkish security forces since the attempted coup of July 15 when a rogue military faction tried to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "The attack was perpetrated by a suicide bomber who detonated a van (packed) with five tonnes of…