Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Afghanistan: Policeman kills five colleagues

February 11, 2016
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GlobalPost    

"A rogue Afghan policeman drugged his colleagues before shooting five of them dead, officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of 'insider attacks' which have blighted pro-government forces battling the Taliban. The incident took place Wednesday night at a checkpoint where 13 policemen were posted in southern Kandahar province, scene of some of the heaviest fighting between the Western-backed government and the Taliban in recent years. The attacker was later shot dead by police from a nearby checkpoint who approached after hearing the firing." (02/11/16)

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6731789/2016/02/11/rogue-afghan-policeman-kills-five-colleagues-afghanistan  

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills three, wounds 14

February 9, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"At least three people were killed and 14 wounded on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a bus filled with Afghan army personnel in northern Afghanistan, officials said. The blast occurred just before 8 a.m. in Dehdadi district, not far from the Balkh provincial capital of Mazar-i-Sharif, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defense. ... The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement released online." (02/08/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/afghanistan-blast-idINL3N15N1UT  

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Pakistan: Eight dead after explosive-laden motorcycle rams regime forces’ vehicle

February 7, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"A man rammed his explosive-laden motorcycle into a Pakistani security forces' vehicle, setting off a blast that killed at least eight people and injured about 20 others, officials said. The suicide attack took place Saturday evening outside a district court in Quetta, which is in southwestern Pakistan's Balochistan province, said Quetta police official Syed Imtiaz Shah. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released Saturday through the group's spokesman Mohammad Khurrassani." (02/06/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/06/asia/pakistan-suicide-attack/  

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Syria: Russian military adviser killed in shelling

February 4, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"A Russian military adviser was killed in Syria on Feb. 1 in a mortar attack, Russian news agencies cited the Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday. 'A Russian military adviser was performing the task of assisting the Syrian army in the development of new weapons supplied under existing interstate military-technical contract,' RIA news agency cited a representative of the ministry as saying." (02/04/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-russia-idINKCN0VC2MS  

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Afghanistan: Kabul suicide bomber kills at least nine

February 1, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo    

"A Taliban suicide bomber struck a police base in central Kabul Monday, killing at least nine people just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group. Scores of people were also wounded in the bombing at the entrance of the base, which left several bodies and charred debris strewn around the area. The attack comes amid the Taliban's unprecedented winter offensive despite a renewed push to restart formal peace talks." (02/01/16)

http://news.yahoo.com/10-dead-kabul-bombing-deputy-minister-112030064.html  

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Syria: Islamic State reportedly kills 24 in Homs bombing

January 26, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State in the Syrian government-controlled city of Homs killed at least 24 people on Tuesday, the city's governor said, as government forces took back some IS-held villages east of Aleppo. The governor of Homs said the first of two explosions was caused by a car bomb targeting a security checkpoint. A suicide bomber then set off an explosive belt, state media reported." (01/26/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-homs-idINKCN0V40R7  

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Afghanistan: Kabul blast targeting Tolo TV workers kills seven, wounds two dozen

January 21, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A bomb targeting TV station workers in the Afghan capital killed at least seven people and wounded more than two dozen others Wednesday, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast near the Russian embassy, though the Taliban has previously threatened journalists from Tolo TV, the target of the attack. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told NBC News a bomber in a Toyota targeted a minibus carrying employees of a Tolo-owned production company." (01/20/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/kabul-blast-targeting-tolo-tv-workers-kills-7-wounds-two-n500351  

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Pakistan: At least 20 dead in Taliban attack on university

January 20, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"At least 20 people are dead and several wounded after Taliban gunmen climbed over the wall into a university in northwest Pakistan Wednesday and began firing indiscriminately, according to witnesses and Pakistani officials. Four gunmen were killed." (01/20/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/01/20/pakistan-university-attack/79046258/  

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Pakistan: Suicide blast kills at least ten

January 19, 2016
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Al Jazeera Al Jazeera America    

"A suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 20, officials said. The bomber rammed his motorcycle into a police vehicle next to the roadside checkpoint in the Jamrud area on the edge of Pakistan's volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas, local government official Munir Khan told Reuters." (01/19/16)

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2016/1/19/bomb-blast-peshawar.html  

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Yemen: Suicide bomber targets quisling regime’s police chief, kills seven

January 18, 2016
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Arab News [Saudi Arabia -- de facto state media]    

"A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the police chief's house in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, killing seven civilians and security forces in a failed assassination attempt after militants killed two other security officials elsewhere in the country. Police Chief Shallal Al-Shayei survived a similar assassination attempt last month, as did the governor of the province, which forces loyal to the [quisling regime set up by Saudi invaders] pried away from Shiite Houthi rebels [sic] last year." (01/18/16)

http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/866481  

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Turkey: One killed by rocket fired from Syria

January 18, 2016
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GlobalPost    

"One person was killed and one more seriously wounded Monday when a rocket fired from a jihadist-controlled area in Syria slammed into a schoolyard in a Turkish border town, officials said. A female school cleaner was killed and a schoolgirl required an operation for her injuries in the strike on the town of Kilis just north of the border with Syria, the local governor's office said. The town was hit by a total of three rockets, two of which fell into an open area while one more hit the yard, it said." (01/18/16)

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6721245/2016/01/18/one-killed-shelling-near-turkish-school-syrian-border  

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Afghanistan: Taliban denies role in latest bombing

January 17, 2016
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A suicide bombing at the guest house of a local official has left at least 13 people dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. The late Sunday morning attack saw the attacker detonate his explosives inside a compound belonging to Obaidullah Shinwari, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council. The attack marks the second bombing in Jalalabad in less than a week. As with last week's attack, the Taliban denied any role in Sunday's bombing." (01/17/16)

http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-taliban-afghanistan-bombing-20160117-story.html  

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Turkey: Kurdish attack on police station kills six

January 14, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Kurdish militants have attacked a police station in southeast Turkey with a truck bomb, killing six people including a baby and two toddlers, in one of the biggest strikes since the conflict reignited in July, security officials said on Thursday. The overnight blast ripped the facade off the station in the small town of Cinar. A Reuters reporter saw nearby windows blown out, shop shutters mangled and streets covered in debris. The mainly Kurdish region has suffered a surge in violence since a two-year ceasefire between the state and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels collapsed, reviving an insurgency that has killed 40,000 people over three decades." (01/14/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-kurds-blast-idUSKCN0US0FC20160114  

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Afghanistan: Islamic State reportedly behind deadly attack on Pakistani consulate

January 13, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Seven members of the Afghan security forces were killed Wednesday after unidentified gunmen attacked the Pakistani consulate in a volatile eastern province, an official said on Wednesday. Attaullah Khyogani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said another seven security forces personnel were injured in during the attack, which began when a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the consulate in the provincial capital Jalalabad. ... According to the French news agency AFP, ISIS claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack." (01/13/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/afghanistan-security-forces-killed-isis-attack-pakistani-consulate-nangarhar/  

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Pakistan: Blast near polio centre kills 14

January 13, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 14 people have been killed in a blast outside a polio vaccination centre in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. Many of the casualties are thought to have been police guarding the clinic. Armed guards are routine for polio workers in Pakistan, who have been the target of many deadly attacks by Islamist militants in recent years." (01/13/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35299597  

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Turkey: Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district hit by blast; at least ten dead, 15 wounded

January 12, 2016
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NBC News NBC News    

"A suicide bomber linked to ISIS killed 10 foreigners and wounded 15 other people in a popular tourist area in Istanbul on Tuesday morning, Turkish officials said. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the bomber was a member of ISIS and that all those killed in the attack were foreigners. The attacker was described by the deputy prime minister as a Syrian national in his late 20s. Local media reported that the majority, if not all, of those killed in the blast dead were German." (01/12/16)

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/istanbul-turkish-media-says-blast-hits-sultanahmet-square-n494506  

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Iraq: Gunmen storm mall, killing at least 18

January 11, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"Gunmen stormed into a Baghdad mall on Monday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance, killing at least 18 people and wounding 50 in the city's mainly Shiite east, Iraqi officials said. The officials initially described the attack as a hostage situation, estimating that 50 people were trapped inside the complex. But Iraqi forces soon surrounded the building and landed troops on the roof. They clashed with the attackers inside, killing two of them, arresting another four and declaring the standoff over." (01/11/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/11/gunman-kill-10-in-baghdad-mall-take-hostages-iraqi-officials-say.html  

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Yemen: Doctors Without Borders hospital hit, killing four

January 11, 2016
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Time    

"The aid group Doctors Without Borders says a projectile from an unknown source has hit a hospital it supports in Yemen's northern Saada province, killing four and injuring 10. The group, known as MSF, says in a statement that the Sunday attack in the Razeh district led to 'the collapse of several buildings of the medical facility.' Of those injured at the Shiara Hospital, three are MSF staff, and two are in critical condition, it said. All staff and patients have been moved to another hospital also supported by MSF." (01/10/16)

http://time.com/4174491/msf-doctors-without-borders-yemen/  

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Afghanistan: One US soldier killed, two wounded

January 6, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"One U.S. soldier was killed and two wounded during a joint U.S.-Afghan Special Operations mission in Marjah, Afghanistan, Tuesday, with fighting still continuing, the Pentagon announced. A U.S. official told CNN that a quick reaction force has been launched in an effort to rescue those forces on the ground in Marjah. The official could not say where the force was launched from or how many people were involved." (01/05/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/05/politics/u-s-soldier-killed-in-afghanistan/  

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Syria: Double bomb attack kills 32 in Homs

December 28, 2015
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Newsweek    

"Twin bomb blasts killed at least 32 people and wounded 90 in the Syrian city of Homs on Monday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitoring group. A car bomb caused the first blast while a suicide bomber detonated the other blast in the central Zahra district of the city, reported SOHR, a U.K.-based group that tracks the four-year Syrian civil war with an extensive network of sources within the country. The explosions occur[r]ed in the district's main square." (12/28/15)

http://www.newsweek.com/syria-double-bomb-attack-kills-32-homs-409255  

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills six occupation troops

December 22, 2015
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USA Today USA Today    

"Six American service members were killed Monday in a suicide bombing during a patrol outside a U.S. base north of Kabul, in the largest U.S. loss of life from an attack this year, according to a senior Defense official. The patrol of U.S. troops was targeted by a motorcyclist carrying a bomb. In addition to the servicemembers killed, three were injured, according to NATO command headquarters in Afghanistan. The attack occurred outside a sprawling U.S. airbase in Bagram, located 34 miles north of Kabul. The senior Defense official who confirmed that all six dead were Americans was not authorized to speak publicly." (12/21/15)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/12/21/afghan-official-3-foreign-troops-killed-suicide-attack/77688432/  

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Pakistan: Bombing at market kills 18

December 14, 2015
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CBS News CBS News    

"At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 wounded on Sunday in a powerful bomb blast in a remote town near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, just days ahead of Wednesday's upcoming first anniversary of a December 2014 Taliban attack on a school in the northern city of Peshawar. Although no one claimed responsibility, a senior Pakistani intelligence official who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity said 'early signs suggest the attack was linked to the Taliban.' There are unconfirmed reports in Pakistani media of two Taliban suspects being arrested after the attack from Parachinar, the town where the blast took place." (12/13/15)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bombing-pakistan-market-kills-many-school-attack-anniversary-taliban/  

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Afghanistan: Battlefield at airport kills 37 civilians, including children

December 9, 2015
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Los Angeles Times    

Source: Times of India [India]

"Afghan security forces on Wednesday battled Taliban militants who stormed the airport complex in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar in an attack that killed 37 civilians, officials said. The attack began when more than a dozen assailants, reportedly wearing the uniforms of Afghan security forces, stormed the complex Tuesday evening. The airport serves as a base for U.S. forces and CIA operations in southern Afghanistan, and is also used by Afghan forces." (12/09/15)

http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-afghan-forces-battle-taliban-insurgents-at-kandahar-airport-20151209-story.html

 

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Israel: Two convicted, one held for psych review, in murder of Arab teen

November 30, 2015
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Reuters Reuters    

"Two [Palestinian] Jewish minors were found guilty on Monday of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian [Arab] teenager in Jerusalem, but the Israeli court held off on formally convicting a third man accused of orchestrating the crime, pending a psychological review. Prosecutors said the three had confessed to abducting, bludgeoning, strangling and burning Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, in revenge for the killing days earlier of three Israeli youths by Hamas militants in the occupied West Bank. The incidents touched off a wave of bloodshed culminating in the seven-week Gaza war." (11/30/15)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/us-israel-palestinians-verdict-idUSKBN0TJ0MN20151130#7jhrPvKwzBbgmSP8.97  

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Mali: Mortar attack at UN base kills three

November 29, 2015
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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    

"A mortar attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali's Kidal early Saturday killed two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, the mission spokesman said. The attack came eight days after Islamic extremists attacked a luxury hotel in the capital, Bamako, killing 20 people. The Saturday assault in Kidal also left 20 people injured, with four in serious condition, said Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali. ... No group claimed responsibility for the attack in the country's restless north, but Islamic extremists are suspected." (11/29/15)

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2015/nov/29/mortar-attack-at-u-n-base-in-northern-m/  

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