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Nephews of SAMAA reporter martyred in Parachinar blasts

a PARACHINAR: Two nephews of SAMAA reporter Khan Afzal were among 15 people who were killed in two suicide blasts at a crowded market in Parachinar on Friday. The blasts were in a market and went off within three minutes of each other, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said. Many people were at the…

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Two injured as blasts rock Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Two security men were injured as two explosions took place within an hour in Peshawar on Monday morning, Samaa reported.¬† According to details, the first explosion took place outside Govt. Primary Girls School and the second blast occured near a convoy of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel. Bomb Disposal Squad managed to foil the…

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COAS condemns Kabul, Kandhar’s terror attacks

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday condemned yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Kabul and Kandhar. The COAS expressed grief on the loss of precious lives,” according to a tweet posted by Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor. “Pakistan Army stands with Afghan people and forces against terrorism,”…

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China coal mine blasts kill 38: report

BEIJING: At least 38 people were killed¬† in two separate Chinese coal mine blasts this week, according to death tolls reported by state media Saturday. One blast occurred late Tuesday at a private mine in Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang province, trapping 22 workers, Xinhua news agency said. Twenty-one were confirmed dead Friday night, it said, citing…

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Twin blasts in southeast Turkey kill nine, injure 52

DIYARBAKIR/KIZILTEPE: Bomb blasts in two cities in southeast Turkey killed nine civilians and wounded dozens on Wednesday, security sources said, and blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for the coordinated attacks targeting police. Four civilians were killed and 40 including 10 police officers wounded when roadside explosives were detonated by remote control near a hospital…

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Suicide blasts hit mosques in Medina, Qatif; five dead

QATIF/MEDINA: Two back to back suicide blasts struck mosques in Saudi cities of Qatif and Medina on Monday, killing five¬†people, four¬†of them were security officials. In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday, without causing any other injuries, residents told AFP. “Suicide bomber…

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Thousands flee Sri Lanka ammunition depot explosions

COLOMBO: Flying shrapnel triggered by explosions at an ammunition depot on the edge of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo sent thousands of residents scrambling for cover as the blaze turned the skies orange Monday. At least one soldier burnt to death, seven more people were injured and about 40 residents were treated for smoke inhalation, police…

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Cop killed, 14 injured in Peshawar blasts

PESHAWAR: A policeman was martyred and least 14 other people were injured in two back to back blasts in Peshawar, Samaa reported Wednesday. According to police, the blasts occurred in Mathra locality where two improvised explosive devices (IED) went off one after the other. Officials said the first explosion targeted a police van, injuring two…

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Bombers carry out explosions in Russia’s Stavropol region: agencies

MOSCOW: Three suicide bombers carried out explosions in a village in Russia’s Stavropol region, close to the North Caucasus, Interfax news agency quoted a police source as saying on Monday. The suicide bombers were killed by the blasts and no one else was hurt, according to RIA news agency. REUTERS

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28 killed in Ankara bomb attack on Turkish military

ANKARA: At least 28 people were killed and 61 wounded Wednesday by a car bomb targeting the Turkish military in the heart of the capital Ankara, the latest in a string of attacks to shake the country. The blast struck a convoy of military service vehicles but it was still not clear who carried it…

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16 dead, 30 wounded in three blasts in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT:¬†At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded by explosions in three restaurants in the northeast of Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group said, in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. At least one of the blasts in the city of Qamishli was caused by a suicide bomber, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for…

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Blasts at Afghan gas storage facility kill 11

HERAT: At least 11 people including several children were killed in a series of explosions at an Afghan gas storage facility, which triggered a massive inferno in a nearby camp for displaced people, officials said Tuesday.

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Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 33: police

Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 33: police BAQUBA: Three explosions, two of them suicide car bombs claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, killed at least 33 people in Iraq’s restive Diyala province on Monday, police and medics said. The blasts targeted mostly Shiite areas and came less than a month after…

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Blasts hit cars for Hamas, Islamic Jihad members in Gaza

GAZA CITY: Explosions on Sunday destroyed five cars in Gaza belonging to members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, witnesses and a security source said, amid tensions between the Palestinian territory's rulers and Islamist extremists. Police for Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, have not yet commented on the explosions in different areas of Gaza City….

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13 killed in three blasts in northeast Nigeria during Eid prayers

KANO: Thirteen people were killed on Friday in a triple attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu targeting Muslim worshippers celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, medics said. Two people were killed in twin explosions that rocked the city, before a third moments later went off near a mosque, leaving another…

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War of words between Khawaja Asif, Rashid Godil

War of words took place between Defence Minister Khawaja and Rashid Godail in National Assembly after the MQM opposed the extension of Pakistan Army Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2015. Watch this video.

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Two people dead, over 100 hurt in southeast Turkey blasts

ISTANBUL: Two explosions which ripped through an opposition rally in Turkey's mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Friday killed two people and injured more than 100, Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu news agency. Turkey is due to hold a parliamentary election in two days' time, and Prime Minister Ahmet…

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69 dead in Yemen capital arms depot blasts

SANAA: At least 69 people were killed and 250 others were wounded by explosions after Saudi-led warplanes hit an arms depot on the outskirts of Sanaa, a medical official said Tuesday. “These are the cases registered so far,” the official said, adding that most of those killed and wounded were civilians. Residents said that explosions…

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Blasts shake Yemeni capital as warplanes hit missile base

SANAA: A series of explosions shook the Yemeni capital Sanaa Monday after air strikes by Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a missile depot belonging to troops allied with Shiite rebels, witnesses said. Thick smoke billowed from the site and buildings in several neighbourhoods were shaken after the raid on the base on Fajj Attan hill in…

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Heavy blasts at Aden arms depot kill at least 14

ADEN: A series of explosions rocked an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden Saturday, killing at least 14 people as looters swarmed the facility, witnesses and an official said. The blasts were heard across the city and pillars of smoke rose from the depot, where looting had broken out a day earlier, an…

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Heavy blasts at Aden arms depot kill at least 9

ADEN: A series of explosions rocked an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden Saturday, killing at least nine people as looters swarmed the facility, witnesses and an official said. The blasts were heard across the city and pillars of smoke rose from the depot, where looting had broken out a day earlier, an…

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