Improvised explosives

People stage a protest in La Valletta, Malta, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Malta's embattled prime minister has received a pledge of confidence from Labor Party lawmakers amid demands for his resignation by citizens angry over alleged links of his former top aide to the car bomb killing of a Maltese anti-corruption journalist. Hours later, thousands of Maltese protested outside a courthouse demanding that Joseph Muscat step down. (AP Photo)
December 01, 2019 - 2:40 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday night that he would resign in January following pressure from citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed a journalist. In a televised message, Muscat said he has informed Malta’s president that he will quit...
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Rose and Michael Vella hold photos of their daughter, assassinated investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as they partecipate in a demonstration in Valletta, Malta, Friday night, Nov. 29, 2019. The family of the journalist who was killed by a car bomb in Malta is urging Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to resign, after his former chief aide was released from jail in a probe aimed at finding the mastermind of the 2017 murder. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)
November 30, 2019 - 3:31 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese prosecutors on Saturday charged a prominent local businessman as being an accomplice to the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a 2017 car bombing on Malta. Yorgen Fenech, a Maltese hotelier and director of the Maltese power company, was...
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Comrades cover the coffin of Said Abdel Ahad, a Christian fighter of the Syriac Military Council, during his funeral in Hassakeh, Syria, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Ahad was killed in Turkish offensive near Tal Tamr. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
November 23, 2019 - 8:08 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a Turkey-controlled northern Syrian town on the border Saturday, killing at least three people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, put the death toll from the explosion in Tal Abyad at nine,...
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Demonstrators try to extinguish a protester who has caught fire, during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-Government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Iraqi officials said several protesters were killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 21, 2019 - 5:16 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Eight people died and at least 90 were wounded on Thursday in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, in the most violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in recent days, Iraqi officials said. Separately, one policeman was killed and six others wounded when...
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Afghan security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. An explosion has rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul as early morning commuters were on the street heading to work. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 13, 2019 - 12:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb detonated in the Afghan capital of Kabul during Wednesday's morning commute, killing seven people and wounding at least seven, officials said. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the blast occurred in the Qasaba area in the city's police...
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FILE - In this June 9 2008 file photo, former French President Jacques Chirac reacts during the ceremony to officially launch the "Fondation Chirac" in Paris. Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
September 26, 2019 - 9:53 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on former French President Jacques Chirac's death (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is paying tribute to the late French President Jacques Chirac, calling him a "remarkable personality" and a "dear friend." In a statement issued Thursday,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, an honor guard stands at the entrance before ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new 1st Infantry Division Headquarters at Fort Riley, Kan. Prosecutors say a U.S. Army infantry soldier stationed at Fort Riley shared bomb-making instructions online and also discussed killing activists and bombing a news network. The Justice Department says Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that private first class Jarrett William Smith was charged with distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner File)
September 23, 2019 - 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they arrested an Army soldier who they accused of discussing with an FBI informant a possible bomb attack within the United States as well as the targeting of left-leaning activists and a media organization. Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old...
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Afghan security members and people work at the site of a suicide attack in Zabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ahmad Wali Sarhadi)
September 19, 2019 - 4:35 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 others, Afghan officials said, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces. The...
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A man enters the press area of the White House at dusk, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Washington. On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted he has called off a secret Camp David meeting with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 07, 2019 - 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing in the past week in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier, and has called off peace negotiations with the insurgent...
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This image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico. The Defense Department says Barreto was killed in action on Sept. 5, 2019, when the explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified the U.S. soldier who was killed Thursday by a car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Defense Department says Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico, was killed in action when the explosive device detonated near his vehicle...
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