Terrorism
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Suicide bomber strikes government target in Kabul

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/16/18, 10:47 am

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people and wounded 15 others after detonating an explosive vest in Kabul. A police spokesman said Sunday that the attacker struck on foot outside a government facility. The death toll likely will rise, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban and an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate regularly strike government targets in the capital and elsewhere across the country. Last month a suicide bomber struck near the same building, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others.

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FBI thwarts July Fourth bomb plot in Cleveland

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/02/18, 12:08 pm

Federal authorities arrested a Cleveland man accused of a bomb plot against a Fourth of July parade. Officials said Monday that Demetrius Pitts, an American citizen, often expressed his support for al-Qaeda and said he wanted to kill members of the U.S. military. Pitts is charged with attempted support of a terrorist organization. An affidavit filed in the case said Pitt became radicalized and expressed anti-American sentiment between 2015 and 2017, Cleveland.com reported.

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ISIS attacks Afghan religious minorities

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/02/18, 11:35 am

Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the Sunday bombing in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 19 people and injured 20 others, the majority of them Sikhs and Hindus. The suicide bomber targeted a group from the country’s minority communities as it traveled to meet with President Ashraf Ghani in the eastern city of Jalalabad. The casualties included Avtar Singh Khalsa, the only Sikh candidate in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections coming up in October.

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