The aftermath of a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar. According to provincial officials, a suicide bomber killed at least four children and a policeman, and wounded a dozen other people near a police checkpoint on Tuesday. (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) ABDUL QAYON POKHLA, HEAD OF THE KANDAHAR PUBLIC HEALTH, SAYING: "We have recovered five bodies including four children and one policeman and 15 wounded from the blast scene. The wounded are receiving treatment." A local official said the bomber was targeting the police checkpoint. Despite the presence of tens of thousands of Western forces in Afghanistan, the United Nations says violence is at its worst in the country since U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban in late 2001. Travis Brecher, Reuters
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A suicide bomber killed at least nine people on Tuesday (April 10) in Afghanistan's relatively peaceful western Herat province near the border with Iran, officials said. The bomber blew up a car laden with explosives just outside a city in the province, killing six civilians and three policemen, a provincial governor spokesman said. Afghans and foreign governments alike were taken by surprise when residents in relatively quiet Herat took to the streets in February to protest against the accidental burning of Korans at a NATO air base that month. U.S. reports last week said American officials believed Iranian agents had been active in trying to instigate the violence, which gripped the country for weeks. As foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw by the end of 2014, attention is turning towards Afghanistan's neighbouring nations, and what role they could play in the country's future.
At least eight German tourists have been killed and several other foreigners injured in a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul, Turkish officials say. The Turkish prime minister said militants loyal to so-called Islamic State were behind the attack which happened in the Sultanahmet district, near the city's famous Blue Mosque.
" AFGHANISTAN -Taliban suicide bombers targeted guesthouses in the heart of Kabul on Friday, killing at least 16 people. Nine Indian nationals, a French film-maker and an Italian diplomat were confirmed killed in the blast as well as several police."
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A suicide bomber has detonated a vehicle near the Presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people. Police say several nearby hotels have been damaged. Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports.
In a news wrap Tuesday, a terror attack at Istanbul’s main airport killed several people. At least one suicide bomber opened fire and then blew himself up, according to the Turkey’s justice minister. Also, Volkswagen will spend about $15 billion to settle an emissions cheating scandal, according to the Department of Justice.
A suicide bomb ripped through the Karrada area of central Baghdad on April 28, killing four police officers and injuring five, according to Iraqi media citing an official.An attacker was driving a car when they were stopped at Murur checkpoint. There, the attacker detonated explosives, the same source said.This footage was shared by an Iraqi community page the same day, and is described as showing the explosion at the checkpoint.
A suicide bomber has rammed a car into a police station in northwest Pakistan killing at least 19 people. The blast is the latest in a series of Taliban linked attacks to strike the flood-hit state. Nearly 100 people were killed last week in suicide bombings on processions of minority Shi'ite Muslims in the eastern city of Lahore and southwestern city of Quetta. "It goes to show that the terrorists have no creed except bloodshed and chaos, and are desperately carrying out their agenda regardless of the precarious conditions," Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani told a meeting of provincial officials. The latest attack in Pakistan took place in the town of Lakki Marwat. The bomber struck a school van before hitting the rear wall of the police station. The blast turned most of the police station into rubble. Burned out cars were flipped on their sides. "Nineteen people have been killed. There are nine policemen and two children among the dead," the Information Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, told press. Hussain said 34 people, including 20 policemen, were wounded.
VIDEO: A powerful blast has ripped through a cafe in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, killing 11 foreigners and three Moroccans in what authorities suspect was the work of a suicide bomber. Duration: 00:28