Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Afghanistan: Nine killed in attack on Indian consulate

March 2, 2016
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NDTV [India]    

"In the fourth attack since 2007, heavily-armed terrorists, including suicide bombers, today struck the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, killing nine persons including an Afghan security personnel and causing damage to the chancery. External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi said all Indians in the mission were safe and six terrorists, who carried out the attack, were dead. While two terrorists blew themselves up, four militants were killed by the Afghan National Police." (03/02/16)

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/9-killed-in-attack-on-indian-consulate-in-afghanistans-jalalabad-1283335  

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Somalia: Al-Shabab kills 30 in twin blasts

February 29, 2016
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Newsweek    

"Somali militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a double bombing attack in the central city of Baidoa that killed at least 30 people on Sunday. ... A Somali police officer told Reuters that a suicide car bomb exploded at a busy junction in Baidoa, the capital of Somalia's Southwestern State, while another blast struck a nearby restaurant. It was unclear whether the restaurant blast was caused by a suicide bomber or whether a device was planted there." (02/29/16)

http://www.newsweek.com/al-shabab-kills-30-twin-blasts-somalia-431258  

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Iraq: At least 70 killed by Baghdad suicide bombs

February 28, 2016
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KLFM 96.7 News    

"At least 70 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad, according to morgue sources. The bombings in a Shi'ite district of the Iraqi capital -- Sadr City -- were claimed by Islamic State. ... In a statement circulated online, Islamic State said the bombers had killed and wounded 'hundreds of polytheist rejectionists,' as the ultra-hardline Sunni group refers to Shi'ite Muslims." (02/28/16)

http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/world-news/1900726/at-least-70-killed-by-baghdad-suicide-bombs/  

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Turkey: Regime helicopters kill nine in strikes on PKK targets

February 24, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Turkish military helicopters killed nine Kurdish militants in strikes near the southeastern border with Syria on Wednesday, security sources said, in a conflict becoming increasingly intertwined with developments in Turkey's war-torn neighbor. The Cobra attack helicopters launched the assault at around 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) as a group of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters traveled through a mountainous area near the Idil district of Turkey's Sirnak province, the sources said." (02/24/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-kurds-idUSKCN0VX0UJ  

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Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 13

February 22, 2016
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Times of India [India]    

"A suicide bomber targeting a police commander killed at least 13 people on Monday, including nine civilians, in Afghanistan's northern Parwan province, an official said. The attack happened near a clinic and a bazaar, said Gen Zaman Mamozai, the provincial police chief. Four local police were among those killed, and another 19 people, including 17 civilians, were wounded, he said." (02/22/16)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Taliban-suicide-bomber-kills-at-least-13-in-Afghanistan/articleshow/51094726.cms  

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Syria: Blasts kill 46 in Homs as Kerry pushes ceasefire

February 22, 2016
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Yahoo! News Yahoo! News    

"A double bombing killed at least 46 people in Syria's Homs on Sunday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry said a provisional deal had been reached on the terms of a ceasefire. World powers have been pushing for a break in fighting that was meant to go into effect by Friday, but have struggled to agree how to implement it. ... Homs city has regularly been targeted in bomb attacks, including last month when a double bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 22 people in Al-Zahraa neighbourhood. The district's residents are mostly Alawites, the minority sect of Syria's ruling clan, including President Bashar al-Assad." (02/21/16)

http://news.yahoo.com/double-bomb-attack-kills-14-syrias-homs-075829593.html  

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Syria: US airstrikes reportedly kill 38 civilians over 48 hours

February 18, 2016
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"As reported Tuesday, an early morning US airstrike against the city of Shadadi killed 15 civilians outside a bakery. This incident was the start of a flurry of US airstrikes in Syria's northeast which, over the past 48 hours, have left at least 38 civilians dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights." [editor's note: Usual grain of salt warning about the "Observatory" -- I do not necessarily consider its claims reliable - TLK] (02/18/16)

http://news.antiwar.com/2016/02/18/us-airstrikes-kill-38-syrian-civilians-over-48-hours/  

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Turkey: 28 killed, 61 injured in car bomb blast

February 18, 2016
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New York Post New York Post    

"Assailants on Wednesday exploded a car bomb near vehicles carrying military personnel in the Turkish capital, killing 28 people and wounding 61 others, officials said. The explosion occurred during evening rush hour in the heart of Ankara, in an area close to military headquarters and parliament. Buses carrying military personnel were attacked while waiting at traffic lights at an intersection, the Turkish military said .... It was not clear who was behind the bombing Wednesday. Kurdish rebels, the Islamic State group and a leftist extremist group have carried out attacks in the country recently." (02/18/16)

http://nypost.com/2016/02/17/5-killed-in-possible-car-bomb-explosion-in-turkey/  

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Syria: Two hospitals hit by airstrikes

February 15, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"Two hospitals in Syria were hit by airstrikes Monday causing a number of deaths, according to media reports. Doctors Without Borders said a hospital it funds in the town of Marat Al Numan, in Idlib province in the north of the country, was hit by four rockets in at least two attacks, leaving at least eight staff members missing. It didn't say who carried out the strikes. In a separate incident Monday, at least 14 people died when locations including a children's hospital and a school in the rebel-held town of Azaz in northwestern Syria, near the Turkish border, were struck by missiles, Reuters reported, citing a medic and two residents." (02/15/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/02/15/doctors-without-borders-supported-clinic-hit-airstrikes/80394268/  

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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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