Terrorism
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Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan leave dozens dead and injured

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/19/19, 10:44 am

Monday marked the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence, but two terror attacks on civilians have cast a pall on any celebration. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday night at a wedding ceremony in Kabul that left 63 people dead and 182 injured. And on Monday, 10 explosions in Jalalabad injured about 66 people.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rafiq Maqbool

What peace? Taliban sets off bomb in Kabul

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/19, 10:49 am

Days after the Taliban and United States claimed to have made progress in peace talks, the extremist group carried out a major suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The bomber detonated an explosives-filled car at a security checkpoint outside police headquarters, in the western part of the city, killing 14 people and injuring 145—many of them civilians.

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Associated Press/Photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh

Al-Shabaab claims deadly attack in Somalia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/25/19, 12:01 pm

The Somali-based extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a bombing Wednesday in Mogadishu that targeted local officials and a new United Nations envoy from the United States and left seven people dead. The attack occurred less than an hour after UN envoy James Swan left the building following an official visit. Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman was injured and remained in a coma on Thursday.

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