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  • Suicide bomber kills 8, wounds 14 at NE Nigerian market

    A suicide bomber attacked a rural market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding at least 14, witnesses said. They blamed Boko Haram extremists. "Most of the bodies are mutilated, heads and other parts removed," said vendor...
  • Taliban suicide car bombing in Afghan capital kills 4 people

    A large suicide car bombing struck downtown Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, apparently targeting justice ministry employees and killing four people, an Afghan official said. Shortly after the blast, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The...
  • 11 Afghan police get 1-year sentences in mob killing; 4 dead in bombing

    11 Afghan police get 1-year sentences in mob killing; 4 dead in bombing
    A Kabul court sentenced 11 Afghan police officers to one year in prison Tuesday for failing to protect a woman who was beaten to death by an angry mob that falsely accused her of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book. The verdict came...
  • Blasts, manhunt, trial, healing: Boston's longest marathon

    The champions were already across the finish line — the elite marathoners, the ones whose names would go in the books. And Associated Press photographer Charlie Krupa had set himself up amid the celebrative crowd and snapped their triumphant...
  • Iraqi Shiite militias, ISIS fighters converge on air base for next battle

    IRBIL, Iraq Shiite Muslim militias moved onto a government air base Monday in predominantly Sunni Muslim Anbar province in preparation for a counterattack on Ramadi as a battle brewed that will prove or disprove U.S. officials' insistence that the Islamic...
  • Suicide car bomb by Kabul airport kills 3, including Briton

    A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a convoy from the European Union police training mission Sunday near the Afghan capital's international airport, killing at least three people, including a Briton, authorities said. The attack in Kabul comes amid a...
  • Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

    Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group
    The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes. Bodies, some burned, littered the...
  • Elite Iraqi units abandon Ramadi in biggest Islamic State win since Mosul

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi security forces attempting to retake control of the western city of Ramadi were routed in heavy fighting Sunday, the worst defeat for Iraq's central government since Islamic State militants stormed across the country last June. In a...
  • Briton among 3 killed, 18 hurt in suicide bombing near Kabul airport

    A Taliban-claimed suicide bombing near Kabul’s international airport has left at least three people dead and an additional 18 injured. The European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan later confirmed that a private contractor working with the...
  • Egypt executes 6 tried by military court as bombs wound 2

    Egypt executed six men Sunday convicted by a military court over a gunfight last year at a suspected bomb factory, as explosives planted outside of courthouses wounded two people following the death sentence given to ousted Islamist President Mohammed...
  • Iraq sends troops to Ramadi, largely held by Islamic State

    Iraq has sent reinforcements to help its battered forces in Ramadi, a city now largely held by the Islamic State group after militants seized the main government compound the day before, a military spokesman said Saturday. The spokesman of the Joint...