Somalia: Governor killed in suicide bombing claimed by al-Shabab

The governor of the Mudug region in Somalia’s Puntland has been killed along with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing claimed by armed group al-Shabab, according to the police and a security official. “A suicide car bomb Read More …

Afghanistan: 47 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets funeral in Nangarhar province

A suicide attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said. According to a statement released by Governor’s Office of Nangarhar, a suicide bomber targeted the funeral ceremony of Sheikh Akram, Read More …

Why do some terrorist organizations use suicide bombing while others do not?

Whether by carbomb or hijacked airplane, why terrorist groups carry out suicide attacks, or attacks that necessitate the death of their perpetrators, remains puzzling to counterterrorism experts. These attacks require bombmaking expertise and strenuous effort to plan. The necessary death of Read More …

Gunmen attack Iraqi intelligence office in Kirkuk

  Gunmen attacked the office of the Iraqi directorate for counter-terrorism and intelligence in Kirkuk on Monday morning, security sources told a Rudaw reporter. According to the source, three gunmen reportedly attacked the building in Qadisya neighbourhood,where two blew themselves Read More …

Would-be suicide bomber killed in eastern Afghan province

A would-be suicide bomber was shot and killed by police personnel in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province on Sunday, the country’s Interior Ministry confirmed. “A deadly suicide attack plot was thwarted in Ghazni city, capital of Ghazni province, roughly at 8:30 Read More …

Somali governor killed in al-Shabab suicide bomb attack

A local official in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, according to police and medical sources. Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his wounds after being rushed to hospital Read More …