Terrorism
Associated Press

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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Police academy bombed in Colombia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/17/19, 01:22 pm

A Thursday morning bombing at a Colombian police academy in the capital city killed at least nine people and injured more than 20 others, officials said. A car rammed into the General Santander National Police Academy in southern Bogotá before the explosion went off. Witnesses said the force of the blast shattered the windows of nearby apartments. Police confirmed the casualties included citizens from Ecuador and Panama. Colombian President Iván Duque condemned the “miserable” attack. “All of us Colombians reject terrorism and are united in confronting it,” he tweeted.

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