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Suicide bomber kills six near police checkpoint in Afghan capital

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed responsibility. Six people were killed in the explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten policemen and civilians, including women, were injured in the blast. The attacker on foot detonated his suicide vest close to the checkpoint near a school in central Kabul, which is in the same area…

Suicide car bombers kill at least 17 in Somalia

MOGADISHU: Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 17 people, police said. Guards at Hotel Sahafi and CID officers opened fire after the blasts, police added. Then, about 20 minutes later, a third explosion hit the busy street, witnesses said. “So far we have confirmed 17 civilians dead. They were traveling in public vehicles at the scene when the blasts and gunfire occurred. The death toll is sure…

Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison

KABUL: A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest militant attack in the war-torn country. Another five were wounded in the blast near the facility in Kabul, which police spokesman Basir Mujahid said had hit a vehicle that staff of Pul-e-Charkhi prison were travelling in. The attacker was on foot, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. He struck as the bus was entering the jail in the…

ECP postpones election in PK-99 after death of PTI’s Iramullah in suicide attack

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has postponed the election in PK-99 constituency of Dera Ismail Khan following martyrdom of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ikramullah Gandapur in a suicide attack. The ECP said it will release schedule for election in the constituency later. Meanwhile, a high-level committee has been formed, headed by Counter Terrorism Department, to investigate the tragic incident. The probe committee comprises a superintendent police, senior superintendent police headquarters…

Senate condemns Mastung suicide attack

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning horrific terrorist attack in Mastung which resulted in martyrdom of Mir Siraj Raisani, leader of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), and 149 other innocent Pakistanis. The resolution said Raisani was a brave and sincere Pakistani and the loss of his life is unfortunate. The House also expressed serious concerns on recent spate of attacks on political parties in the run up to general election. It urged the Election Commission of Pakistan, federal and…

Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry: officials

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the country.  There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion outside the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, which was the second time in as many months that its compound has been struck. It follows a series of attacks in the eastern city of Jalalabad…

COAS offers condolences over ANP leader’s death in suicide attack

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Wednesday offered his condolences to the bereaved family of ANP leader Haroon Bilour, who was assassinated in the previous night’s suicide attack in Peshawar. In a tweet, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said: “COAS shares grief of Bilour family & ANP on condemnable targeting of Haroon Bilour & victims of heinous terrorist attk." He quoted the army chief as saying, “We are fighting against nexus of…

12 killed in suicide attack on Afghan security forces

JALALABAD: A suicide attack in Afghanistan Tuesday killed at least 12 people and ignited a nearby petrol station, officials said, with witnesses describing screaming victims "swallowed" by flames in the latest deadly violence to hit the country. The bomber was targeting Afghan security forces when he blew himself up in the eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said. Ten civilians were among the dead and least five people were wounded in the blast, the provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. "I…

Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended, as suicide attack kills 18

KABUL: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the suicide attack in Jalalabad city, outside the office of the Nangarhar provincial governor. The Islamic State group, which was not part of the truce, had claimed an even deadlier blast near the city a day earlier. Further dampening hopes for peace after jubilant…

Suicide attack on election center in Kabul kills 31

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 50, most of them waiting in line to receive identity cards, officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on a project of key importance to the credibility of President Ashraf Ghani’s Western-backed government, which has pledged to hold parliamentary elections this year. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said a bomber on foot…