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Three dead in suicide attack on Libyan foreign ministry

TRIPOLI: At least three people were killed when suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, the health ministry said, with a security source saying the assailants were suspected to be Islamic State (IS) militants. Three attackers opened fire on the building before two of them managed to get inside and blow themselves up. The other was killed by ministry guards, the source said. Heavy smoke rose from the building which was surrounded by security forces as people were rushed to hospital. The…

At least 43 killed in Kabul govt compound attack

KABUL: An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the raid, which caps a bloody year for Afghanistan as long-suffering civilians and security forces are slaughtered in record numbers. Another 10 people were wounded in Monday's massacre on a site where the Ministry of Public Works and an office that handles pensions…

Death toll in suicide attack near Kabul jumps to 12

KABUL: The death toll from a suicide bombing targeting a security forces convoy outside Kabul early Tuesday jumped to 12, officials said, with eight civilians killed in the latest Taliban-claimed attack near the Afghan capital. The car bomb follows a wave of deadly violence against Afghan forces across a year in which insurgents have inflicted record-high casualties on security personnel in the war-torn country. "Twelve people including four members of the security forces were killed," ministry of interior deputy…

More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Afghan capital

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said. Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said more than 80 other people were injured in the attack. “A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a wedding hall where religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him),” Danish said. The attacker entered a banquet room in the Uranus wedding hall, a massive complex…

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…