Terrorism
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ISIS attacks Catholic Church in the Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/28/19, 11:10 am

At least 20 people died on Sunday in twin suicide bombings at a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines. Two bombs exploded within minutes of each other during Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Jolo Island. The first bomb detonated inside the building and the second exploded at the entrance as churchgoers rushed outside and soldiers and police rushed in. The blasts scattered wooden pews, shattered windows, and hurled human remains and debris across the town square in front of the church. More than 100 people sustained injuries.

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Dozens killed in Taliban attack on military base

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/19, 10:55 am

At least 45 people died in a brazen attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan, local officials said Tuesday. According to the Afghan intelligence agency that runs the facility, a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden Humvee into the main building on the base, which is located outside the capital of Maidan Wardak province, about 25 miles east of Kabul. The attackers managed to get past security guards who opened fire on the vehicle at the front gate. Four other militants attacked soldiers after the explosion, but all four were killed.

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Suspect arrested in Colombia bombing

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/18/19, 10:47 am

Colombian authorities on Friday arrested one suspect in Thursday’s bombing that killed 21 people at a police training center in the capital city. The attack on the General Santander National Police Academy in Bogotá was the worst the country had experienced in more than a decade. Authorities identified the suspect as 56-year-old José Aldemar Rojas Rodríguez. He rammed a 1993 Nissan pickup laden with 175 pounds of pentolite explosives through the security checkpoint and onto the campus, where a start-of-the-year honor ceremony had just finished, Chief Prosecutor Nestor Martinez said.

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