Suicide Bombings

  • Family members mourn the death of a relative, who was killed in a blast outside a public park on Sunday, during funeral in Lahore, Pakistan, March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza  - RTSCHTM
    March 28, 2016  

    A suicide bomber targeted Christians at an Easter celebration at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday, but most of the victims were Muslim. A breakaway Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack, prompting a crackdown by the government. Judy Woodruff talks with Pamela Constable of The Washington Post and former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani. Continue reading

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    March 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a suicide bomber struck a soccer stadium south of Baghdad, killing 29 people and injuring dozens more. Also, heavy fighting raged in Palmyra as Syrian government forces, supported by Russian airstrikes, fought to recapture the city from the Islamic State and open up eastern Syria. Continue reading

  • Residents and Lebanese army members inspect a damaged area caused by two explosions in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon November 12, 2015. At least 37 people were killed and more than 181 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts in a crowded district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan  - RTS6PM5
    November 12, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, two suicide bombings in Beirut killed at least 37 people and wounded almost 200 more. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks. Also, protests spread across Afghanistan in response to a rash of beheadings. Continue reading

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    August 10, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, Islamic State suicide bombers killed nearly 60 people and wounded more than 100 others in Diyala Province. Also, More than 1,400 migrants fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan were rescued in various Coast Guard operations off Greece. Continue reading

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    December 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, 427 people were rescued from a Greek ferry off the coast of Albania. At least 10 people died after a fire broke out Sunday on the boat’ car deck. The rescue was hindered by rain and high winds. Also, a suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in Iraq, at the funeral for a man linked with pro-government Sunni militias. Continue reading

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    August 25, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, at least 58 people died in Iraq in a series of attacks that mostly targeted Shiite districts. At a mosque in Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated a vest with explosives as worshippers were leaving after midday prayers. Also, Egypt pressed for new efforts to broker another truce between Israel and Hamas, but fighting continued with Israeli airstrikes and rocket attacks. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, three suicide bombers killed at least 22 people at a busy marketplace in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned Syria that the world would put financial pressure on the country to help end its deadly 15-month-long crackdown. Continue reading

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    A series of five suicide bombings rattled multiple targets in northern Somalia Wednesday, killing at least 22 people as international talks began in Kenya over Somalia’s troubled political situation. Continue reading

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    Two suicide bombers killed themselves and seven others in separate attacks Thursday in Afghanistan. Among the dead was the deputy governor of the southern Helmand province, who was attending afternoon prayers at a mosque. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2007  

    The U.S. military reported Monday that mortar and rocket attacks in Iraq have fallen to the lowest level in nearly two years. A journalist in Baghdad assesses the reduction in violence. Continue reading

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