#AceNewsReport – June.08: Two separate bomb blasts on two public transport buses killed at least 12 civilians in the Afghan capital Kabul, security officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of such attacks in recent weeks as foreign forces withdraw:
AFGHANISTAN: 12 civilians murdered in bomb blasts on buses in Shi’a area: Bombings on two transport buses kill 12 Afghans in Kabul,” Reuters, June 2, 2021:
Both attacks took place on Tuesday evening in western parts of the capital that are home to many from the country’s Shia community, a religious minority in Afghanistan targeted in the past by groups such as Islamic State, the officials said.
Ferdaws Faramarz, Kabul police spokesman, said both buses were carrying passengers when the explosion occurred that killed at least 12 and wounded 10 more. The police launched an investigation, he said.
Roadside bombs, small magnetic bombs attached under vehicles, and other attacks have targeted members of security forces, judges, government officials, civil society activists and journalists in recent months in Afghanistan.
No group claimed responsibility for the twin bombings.
The government usually blames the Taliban for such attacks but the insurgent group denies involvement.
Violence has sharply increased since Washington announced plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11….
Another 38 people are being treated in hospitals, according to Saad Bello, of the National Emergency Management Agency. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday evening’s explosion in the northeastern city of Yola.
However, officials say the attack bore the hallmarks of similar attacks by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.
The victims of the attack are mostly college students and people who came to enroll with the police, witnesses and law enforcers say. They add the blast was heard across the city and a plume of smoke could be seen from a distance. “What happened is we were all gathering and … (the bomber) exploded right next to all of the police college classmates,” eyewitness Jamil al-Khaleedi told AP. “It went off among all of them, and they flew through the air.“
BREAKING NEWS: At least 40 killed including 15 children in Sanaa Yemen as bomb explodes near police academy. pic.twitter.com/b1a8TRvFwX
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Yemen has seen an increase in instability since the 2011 popular uprising that ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been increasingly active, staging a growing number of terror attacks. Neighboring nations are fearing of AQAP gaining enough power to carry out attacks outside Yemen.
Dozens of high school graduates killed&injured by car bombing at gate of police academy Sanaa Yemen now. pic.twitter.com/XroO82tJgM
At least 33 people were killed in a suicide attack near a cultural centre in southwest Yemen a week ago. The attack targeted the Houthi Shiite Muslim militias, who have managed to drive AQAP from many areas they used to control.
In November, the AQAP military chief vowed to carry out fierce attacks against Houthi rebels.
#AceWorldNews says a policeman in Bahrain has died of wounds sustained during a bomb blast at a protest marking the third anniversary of the country’s uprising, the interior minister said Saturday morning.
The two servicemen were initially hurt when an explosion hit a bus carrying them in the coastal village in Muharraq, Bahrain’s second-largest island.
Another three policemen were injured by an explosion near the village of Dih, while 38 demonstrators were injured in clashes.
The demonstrations were commemorating the 2011 unrest demanding more rights and an end to discrimination against the majority Shia community in the Sunni kingdom.