Terrorism
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Militants attack Chinese Consulate in Pakistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/23/18, 10:54 am

Armed separatists on Friday morning staged an hourlong shootout at the Chinese Consulate in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan, killing two police officers and two civilians. Witnesses reported hearing multiple blasts and gunshots before responding police officers killed all three assailants. Amir Shaikh, the Karachi police chief, said officers shot the attackers before they could enter the consulate building. Police identified the two civilian casualties as a father and son who were at the consulate to obtain visas.

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Taliban disavows suicide attack in Kabul

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/21/18, 10:29 am

The Taliban denied responsibility for Tuesday’s suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, that targeted Islamic scholars and clerics. The attack struck a wedding hall where hundreds gathered to mark the birthday of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said Wednesday the death toll from the attack had risen to 55 people with at least 94 others sustaining injuries. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group condemned any attack on civilians or religious clerics. Islamic State (ISIS) also remains active in the country.

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Suicide attack kills at least 43 in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/18, 12:13 pm

A bombing Tuesday that targeted a group of Islamic scholars in Kabul killed at least 43 people and injured 83 others, Afghanistan’s Public Health Ministry confirmed. Hundreds of clerics and scholars had gathered in a large wedding hall to celebrate the birthday of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, when the explosion went off, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic State (ISIS) and the Taliban remain active in the country.

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