Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills at least six

April 6, 2016
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Indian Express [India]    

"A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least six civilians and wounded 22 onĀ  today when he detonated near a clinic and a school during a police chase in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The incident occurred in Parwan province, northwest of capital Kabul, provincial police chief for Parwan Mohammad Zaman Mamozai told AFP. 'We had been tipped off he was coming, he intended to target a police base, but when he found himself being chased by police, he detonated himself in an area close to a school and clinic,' Mamozai said." (04/05/16)

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/suicide-bomber-kills-at-least-6-in-eastern-afghanistan/  

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan declares cease-fire, but fighting continues

April 4, 2016
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    

"Even as Azerbaijan announced a unilateral cease-fire Sunday, reports of sporadic fighting between Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces over the separatist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh continued. Regional and world leaders called for an end to the worst violence in the region since a cease-fire halted a war over the territory in 1994. ... This weekend's violence has been on a previously unseen scale, analysts said, with reports of the use of helicopters, drones, tanks and artillery along the 'line of conflict' that separates the two sides. Thirty soldiers and a boy were killed in fighting Saturday, as Azerbaijan claimed to have seized several strategic heights and several villages from the Nagorno-Karabakh government. Both sides blamed the other for the violence." (04/03/16)

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2016/04/04/Azerbaijan-declares-cease-fire-but-fighting-continues-in-breakaway-enclave/stories/201604040074  

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Dagestan: Islamic State claims bomb attack on Russian police

March 30, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Police in Russia's volatile North Caucasus said Wednesday that one person was killed and two more injured in a bomb attack targeting on a police convoy. Fatina Ubaydatova, police spokeswoman in the restive region of Dagestan, said Wednesday that the convoy hit a bomb on the road outside the regional capital of Makhachkala on Tuesday evening. The convoy was ferrying federal police forces to the region. Police are sent to Dagestan on a regular basis." (03/30/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-claims-bomb-attack-on-russia-police-in-dagestan/  

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Report: Top Islamic State leader dies from airstrike wounds

March 15, 2016
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Top Islamic State commander and feared Chechen jihadi fighter Omar Shishani has died of wounds suffered in a U.S. airstrike in Syria last week, a senior Iraqi intelligence official and the head of a Syrian activist group said Tuesday. Shishani died Monday outside the Islamic State group's main stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the two told the Associated Press. The red-bearded ethnic Chechen was one of the most prominent Islamic State commanders, serving as the group's military commander for the territory it controls in Syria." (03/15/16)

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-omar-alshishani-islamic-state-leader-dies-20160315-story.html  

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Yemen: Invaders claim UAE plane crashed due to technical fault, pilots killed

March 14, 2016
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Reuters Reuters    

"Two pilots died when a United Arab Emirates Mirage plane crashed in Yemen on Monday due to a technical fault while conducting military operations for the Saudi-led alliance, the coalition said in a statement carried by Saudi state media. Local Yemeni officials said the plane was flying low when it crashed into a mountain after it conducted bombing raids in Buraiqa district in northwestern Aden where Islamist militants are based." (03/14/16)

http://in.reuters.com/article/yemen-security-emirates-pilots-idINKCN0WG12V  

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Pakistan: Suicide bombing kills 17

March 7, 2016
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Business Standard [India]    

"At least 17 people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. A Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) factional group Jamatul Ahrar, in an emailed statement, claimed responsibility for the attack, terming it as a 'revenge of the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri,' killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer. The blast in Charsadda district of the province left over 30 people injured. Two policemen and a woman were among the 17 dead." (03/07/16)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/17-killed-in-pakistan-suicide-bombing-116030700530_1.html  

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Tunisia: At least 26 dead as regime forces repel border attack

March 7, 2016
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Tunisian security forces killed at least 21 militants in a series of failed attacks on multiple border posts Monday morning. As many as three security forces and least four civilians were also killed -- and several militants were captured during the failed raid. ... A 12-year-old was among the civilians killed, and two security agents were also among the dead, according to a hospital official." (03/07/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/at-least-26-dead-including-21-militants-as-tunisian-forces-repel-border-attack/a-19099090  

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Iraq: At least 47 killed in Baghdad suicide attack

March 6, 2016
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Fox News Fox News    

"An ISIS terrorist on Sunday detonated an explosive-laden fuel truck in bumper-to-bumper traffic at a security checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people, officials said, in the most deadly car bomb attack in Iraq this year. More than 70 people were wounded in the blast, according to Reuters and AFP. At least 39 of the dead were civilians, and the remainder were police, BBC reported." (03/06/16)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/06/at-least-11-killed-in-baghdad-suicide-attack.html  

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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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