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Suicide bomber in Afghanistan targets election rally

A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election rally in Afghanistan´s eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 25, officials said, warning that the toll was likely to climb.  Campaigning for the October 20 parliamentary election began on Friday and security officials have warned that campaign meetings would be vulnerable to attack by militant groups. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman of the provincial governor, said at least seven bodies had been taken to hospital, but other…

Death toll from Afghanistan blast rises to 68

KABUL: The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded, a government official said. The suicide bomber set off explosives in a crowd of hundreds of people protesting on the main road to the border crossing into neighboring Pakistan. They were protesting against a police commander. The provincial governor’s spokesman, Attahullah Khogyani, issued a statement with a revised casualty total on Wednesday after earlier…

Suicide bomber attacks Kabul resistance leader commemorations

KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up near a convoy of gunmen commemorating the death anniversary of a famed resistance leader in Kabul on Sunday, wounding at least two people, officials said. The militant targeted the group of vehicles in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP, adding there were no reports of fatalities. The interior ministry confirmed the casualty toll. But health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said one person had been killed and two…

Suicide bomber attacks NATO patrol in Afghanistan, kills three

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. A NATO Resolute Support mission service member, an American and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the mission said. The attack is being investigated. Officials said the blast happened in the Khalazai area of Charikar, capital of Parwan province. Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the Parwan provincial governor said the suicide bomber targeted foreign forces who were on a routine patrol. The…

At least 15 killed as gunmen attack Afghan government building

JALALABAD: At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad when gunmen stormed a government building, trapping dozens inside after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate, officials and witnesses said. The attack underlines the country’s dire security situation after 17 years of war, with Islamic State increasingly claiming attacks on civilian targets even as pressure builds for peace talks between the Western-backed government and the Taliban. There was no immediate…

Afghanistan attackers take dozens hostage in eastern city

JALALABAD: Gunmen stormed a government building in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, taking dozens of hostages after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate, officials and witnesses said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though the Taliban issued a statement denying involvement and a spate of deadly attacks on the city in recent weeks has been seen as a show of force by the Islamic State militant group. One witness, a passerby named Obaidullah, said Tuesday’s attack began…

Suicide bomber who attacked Haroon Bilour identified, KP police informs Senate body

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Thursday told a Senate body that the suicide bomber who attacked Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour, a week ago in Peshawar, has been identified as a resident of Hangu, ARY News reported. In a briefing to Senate Standing Committee on Interior on developments in the case, police officials have also said that they had got clues leading to abetters of the incident and soon the facilitators would be arrested. Haroon Bilour was among 21 people who were killed and 75 others…

‘Mastung suicide bomber identified’, IG Balochistan informs Senate body

ISLAMABAD: A week after deadly Mastung suicide blast that claimed nearly 150 lives, a top cop of the province today revealed that the suicide bomber behind the terror attack has been identified. Briefing the Senate Standing Committee proceedings this noon, Balochistan Police Inspector General Mohsin Butt informed the body that bomber was  identified as Hafiz Nawaz, a resident of Abbottabad. He explained that attacker was part of banned Lashkhar-e-Jhangvi, a group affiliated with the Islamic State, commonly known as Daesh.…

Suicide bomber blows himself near Rangers checkpost in Hub

KARACHI: A suicide bomber blew himself on Saturday after an attempted attack on a checkpost of the Pakistan Rangers near Hub in Balochistan, ARY News reported. The incident occurred near the town of Hub bordering the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. A checkpost of the Pakistan Rangers was reportedly fired by an unknown suspect. The paramilitary retailed and fired at the suspect after which he blew himself. As a result, one Rangers officer was injured in the incident. An initial report by the Rangers said that…

Seven dead as blast hits Shi’ite area of Afghan capital, Kabul

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday, killing at least seven people in an attack apparently intended to hit crowds gathered to commemorate a political leader from the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials said. One policeman and six civilians were killed and seven civilians wounded when the bomber was stopped at a security checkpoint, said Nasrat Rahimi, a deputy interior ministry spokesman. He said the bomber appeared to have intended to attack crowds gathered for the…