#AceNewsReport – AFGHANISTAN:#Update Aug.08: At least 20 people were killed in an attack conducted by a suicide bomber outside the gates of a police academy in Kabul on Friday, AP reported citing Afghan officials.
According to a police officer, the victims were recruits, and the attacker had walked into a group of them by the academy entrance. At least 25 others were injured, another anonymous source in the police said. So far, nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the second deadly assault in Afghanistan’s capital on Friday.
At least 15 people were killed and over a hundred injured in a truck bomb explosion earlier in the day.
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#AceBreakingNews – IRAQ:July.18: The death toll from a suicide car bomb explosion northeast of Baghdad rose to over 100 people, including children, Reuters reported citing police and medical sources.
Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) militants claimed responsibility for the attack that took place in Khan Bani Saad, about 30 km from the capital.
The extremist group said that the suicide bomber was in possession of three tons of explosives. The blast occurred as Muslims were celebrating the Eid-al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Police Major Ahmed al-Tamimi described the incident as “devastating,” adding that some used “vegetable boxes to collect children’s body parts.” The attack came as Muslims are celebrating Eid-al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
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#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA: Jan.11: A bomb worn by a girl aged about 10 exploded in a busy marketplace in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said.
“The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more than 10 years old,” a police source said. Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Sunni Muslim militant group Boko Haram, and is often hit by bomb attacks.
A Nigerian security source said the bomb went off at 12:15pm. The bodies of at least 16 bomb victims were counted in one hospital by mid-afternoon, civilian joint task force member Zakariya Mohammed said.“Right now, there are 27 injured people in Borno Medical Hospital, while more were taken to other hospitals,” he said. “Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram.
Fighting continued on Friday around Baga, a town on the border with Chad where insurgents seized a key military base on 3 January and attacked again on Wednesday.
“Security forces have responded rapidly, and have deployed significant military assets and conducted air strikes against militant targets,” said a government spokesman.“* John Iadarola (TYT University), Dave Rubin (Rubin Report), Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) and Ben Mankiewicz break it down.
#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – August 30 – A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense fire-fight with security forces, officials said.
After the bombing outside the headquarters of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Jalalabad, militants battled with security forces for an hour before authorities were able to put down the attack, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangarhar governor.
He would not say how many attackers were involved or whether they were all killed or some escaped. He said authorities were searching the grounds.
Abdulzai put the death toll at two and said they were both from the NDS, but Najibullah Kamawal, the top provincial health official, said six bodies had been brought to the hospital.
Conflicting death tolls are common in the immediate aftermath of such bombings.
Kamawal said 45 people were wounded. The powerful explosion shook the entire neighborhood, breaking nearby windows and startling residents.
#AceWorldNews says a suicide bomber in western Iraq has killed a prominent pro-government tribal leader as well as six of his militiamen, Iraqi police said Friday.
The bomber rammed his explosives-laden car late Thursday into the guest-house of Sheikh Saeed Fleih al-Osman, said Col. Farouq al-Jughaifi, the police chief of the town of Haditha. Al-Osman was a councilman and a leader for the town’s anti-Al-Qaeda Sunni tribal militias, AP reported.
Five civilians were also wounded in the attack.
#AceWorldNews says a suicide bomber targeting a hospital has killed one person and injured four others in Kabul, Afghan police said.
The attacker’s explosives detonated Thursday morning after he was shot by police, AP quoted Sayed Gul Agha Hashimi, the head of the Kabul Criminal Investigation Department, as saying.
The bomber and a security guard were killed.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
#AceWorldNews says four car bombs exploded near Baghdad’s heavily-fortified ‘Green-Zone’, killing at least 13 people early on Wednesday, Reuters reported, citing security sources.
Two of the bombs were parked opposite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and killed five people, according to the sources. A suicide bomber blew himself and the vehicle up outside a restaurant close to a checkpoint one street away from the Green Zone, killing four people.
Another explosion near Khullani Square in central Baghdad left four others killed. The explosions came a day after two rockets were fired into the Green-Zone.