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The blast occurred in a western Kabul neighborhood that is home to many of the country’s minority Shiite Hazara community.(Reuters photo)

Islamic State claims responsibilty for bombing Kabul wedding that killed 63

Kabul, Afghanisthan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 08:48 PM IST
The local Islamic State group’s affiliate claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest attack in Kabul this year.
Sri Lanka’s government has extended emergency laws that give wide-ranging powers to security forces for the fourth time since the Easter Day bomb blasts.(AFP photo)
Sri Lanka’s government has extended emergency laws that give wide-ranging powers to security forces for the fourth time since the Easter Day bomb blasts.(AFP photo)

Sri Lanka imposes emergency for fourth month after bombings

Colombo | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 11:29 PM IST
President Maithripala Sirisena issued the order to extend the emergency laws for another month, according to a government decree published on Monday. Sirisena said the extension is “in the interest of public security, the preservation of public order and maintenance of supplies and services essential to the life of the community.”
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Ford's Theatre Gala in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, June 2, 2019.(Bloomberg)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Ford's Theatre Gala in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, June 2, 2019.(Bloomberg)

‘World watching butchery, STOP! bombing Syria’s Idlib,’ says Donald Trump

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Donald Trump’s comments came after Syrian NGOs on Friday decried international inaction in the face of mounting violence in the northwestern region.
Empty sunbathing chairs are seen on a beach near hotels in a tourist area in Bentota, Sri Lanka(Reuters Photo)
Empty sunbathing chairs are seen on a beach near hotels in a tourist area in Bentota, Sri Lanka(Reuters Photo)

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

Bentota, Sri Lanka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 10:50 AM IST
Cancellation rates at hotels across the country averaged 70 percent as of Saturday, with the capital Colombo taking a bigger hit, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes told Reuters.
Authorities suspect members of two previously little-known groups - National Thawheedh Jamaath and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim - of carrying out the attacks, although Islamic State has claimed responsibility.(AFP)
Authorities suspect members of two previously little-known groups - National Thawheedh Jamaath and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim - of carrying out the attacks, although Islamic State has claimed responsibility.(AFP)

Sri Lankan president says foreign mastermind may have planned bombings: Report

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 01:14 PM IST
The April 21 attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka killed more than 250 people, including 40 foreign nationals.
The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said(REUTERS)
The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka never expected bombings of such magnitude: Defence Secretary

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2019 12:43 PM IST
No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks, but police have arrested 24 people - mostly members of an Islamist extremist group - in connection with the blasts that also killed 31 foreigners, including eight Indian nationals.
The attacks by suicide bombers, which killed 310, had all the hallmarks of the IS that has targeted Christians on their holy days, experts and security officials said.(AFP)
The attacks by suicide bombers, which killed 310, had all the hallmarks of the IS that has targeted Christians on their holy days, experts and security officials said.(AFP)

Second team of NTJ terrorists ready for bombing, Indian officials tell Lanka

New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta, Neeraj Chauhan and Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:34 PM IST
India is helping Sri Lanka probe the attacks with “technical and intelligence” support, and Indian security agencies are watching a Tamil Naidu-based cleric, officials said.
Later on Monday, officials confirmed the death of 46-year-old SR Nagaraj, who hailed from Bengaluru.(AP File photo)
Later on Monday, officials confirmed the death of 46-year-old SR Nagaraj, who hailed from Bengaluru.(AP File photo)

Six from Karnataka killed in bombings

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 12:22 AM IST
Kumaraswamy’s office confirmed later that Shivukumar too was killed in the attack . All five were staying at the Shangri La hotel in Colombo, according to Rajat B, a friend of one of the victims’ son.
Members of the bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a vegetable market in Quetta, Pakistan April 12, 2019(REUTERS)
Members of the bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a vegetable market in Quetta, Pakistan April 12, 2019(REUTERS)

Bombing at open-air market in Pakistan’s Quetta kills 16, wounds 30: Officials

Associated Press | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 11:44 AM IST
A local police official who was posted at the fruit market and survived the bomb said the area had been packed at the time of the blast early in the morning.
Soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.(REUTERS)
Soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.(REUTERS)

Car used in Pulwama terror attack was bought 10 days before bombing, owner on run

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Sajjad Bhat, who is from south Kashmir’s Shopian district, has now joined Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group and his pictures carrying weapons have gone viral on social media since Monday morning. He has also been evading arrest, according to officials.
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