Philippines Blast: 14 Killed, 67 Injured In Davao City

Manila: At least 14 persons were killed and 67 others injured in an explosion at a market in Philippines’ Davao city, police officials said on Saturday. The casualty figures were based on the latest information from area hospitals, Police Station Commander Milgrace Driz told EFE news. “Based on initial investigation, police found a shrapnel from a mortar-based improvised explosive device,” Communication Secretary Martin Andanar said. The explosion occurred on Friday around 11.00 p.m. at a busy night market in the city centre. The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group has claimed responsibilityRead More

20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Hazara protest march in Kabul

Kabul: A powerful explosion today ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of the Taliban’s annual summer offensive, which the insurgents are ramping up after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramadan. The scene of the blast was littered with charred bodies and dismembered limbs, with ambulancesRead More

13 dead, 35 injured in Brussels airport blast

Brussels: Thirteen people died and 35 were injured when explosions hit the departure hall of Brussels airport this morning, a Belgian news agency said. All flights at the airport have been suspended; the air traffic control service added. Two explosions occurred in the departure hall of Brussels airport. The blasts occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected terrorist who was part of the group of that had unleashed terror in Paris that November last that killed 130 people. Belgian Police had been on high alert forRead More

16 killed, 30 injured in Northeast Syria blast

Qamishli: At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded by explosions in three restaurants in the northeast of Syria, a monitoring group said, in attacks claimed by the militant group. At least one of the blasts in the city of Qamishli was caused by a suicide bomber, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP yesterday. An AFP correspondent in the city said the suicide attack took place in a restaurant in a Christian neighbourhood. Nws agency Amaq, which supports Islamic State jihadists, said the group had claimedRead More

12 convicted, one acquitted in 2006 Mumbai train blasts case

Mumbai: Nine years after seven RDX bombs kept in Mumbai suburban trains exploded killing 188 people, a MCOCA court here today convicted 12 persons in the serial blasts case. Delivering the verdict, the Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Judge Yatin D Shinde pronounced 12 accused as guilty while acquitting one accused Abdul Wahid Shaikh (34) in the case. The 12 accused who were convicted today are: Kamal Ahamed Ansari (37), Tanvir Ahmed Ansari (37), Mohd Faisal Shaikh (36), Ehtesham Siddiqui (30), Mohammad Majid Shafi (32), Shaikh AlamRead More

Truck bomb kills 54 in Baghdad

Baghdad: Iraqi police officials say a massive truck bomb has ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in the early morning hours, killing at least 54 people. The two police officials say the truck detonated in the Jameela market in Baghdad’s crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn today. They say at least 86 people were wounded in the attack. Three hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they’re not authorized to speak to the media. No one immediately claimed responsibility for theRead More

141 die due to intense heatwave in Pakistan’s Sindh

Karachi: At least 141 people, including 132 in Karachi, have died due to an intense heatwave sweeping across many parts of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Nine deaths were reported from Thatta and Tharparkar in the interior of the Sindh province, health officials said. “Five people died from dehydration and heat stroke in Thatta and four in Tharparkar yesterday,” a Sindh Health Ministry official said. The total number of deaths in Sindh province has climbed to around 141 since the heatwave started on Friday. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali ShahRead More

Low intensity blast in Pune: Four injured

Pune: A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the heart of the city on Thursday left four persons injured, one of them a constable, even as authorities did not rule out the possibility of involvement of a terror group in the incident. Though the injuries were minor and the blast damaged only two 2-wheelers in the parking lot of Faraskhana police station, it created panic in the area and brought back memories of earlier bomb explosions in theRead More

22 people killed in Pakistan blast

Islamabad: At least 23 people were killed and over 40 others injured on Wednesday in a bomb blast that ripped through a bustling fruit market on the outskirts of Islamabad. The blast occurred in the fruit market in Sector I-11 of the capital, bordering the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Vice Chancellor Prof Javed Akram confirmed the death toll. Security officials and the police have cordoned off the area and the Bomb Disposal Squad is combing the area for other explosive devices. The blast comesRead More

43 killed in multiple bomb blast in Pakistan

Peshawar: At least 43 people were killed and over 100 injured in Pakistan on Sunday in different attacks. In the first incident, at least 17 people, including four children, were killed and nearly 50 injured when the powerful remote-controlled bomb targeted a passing convoy of security forces near a busy market here in northwest Pakistan.. The suspected suicide bombing near Abu Talib Imambargah at the Shiite-majority Hazara town also injured over 60 persons. In South Waziristan, a rocket attack killed four people and injured 15 others while in the NorthRead More