Improvised explosives

A man, left, covers his face with his anorak's hood as he is escorted to a court in Valletta, Malta, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. A Maltese court charged three men Tuesday with the car-bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as details from the investigation indicated she was killed by a remote-controlled explosion of TNT. (AP Photo)
December 05, 2017 - 8:27 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese court charged three men Tuesday with the car-bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as details from the investigation indicated she was killed by a remote-controlled explosion of TNT. Seven other Maltese men were released on bail pending...
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December 04, 2017 - 10:59 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state security court convicted four Syrians on Monday of helping Islamic State militants carry out a 2016 car bomb attack that led to the closure of the Syrian-Jordanian border. The court sentenced one defendant to death and three to life in prison with hard labor. The...
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December 02, 2017 - 10:18 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack. The final toll is a dramatic increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed. The...
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November 05, 2017 - 10:24 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A spokesman for U.S.-backed local forces in Syria says more than a hundred people have been killed in a truck bomb blast in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali of the Syrian Democratic Forces says the victims were refugees from the war the Islamic State group in the region. He said the attack...
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Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of vehicles in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, after a car bomb detonated Saturday night. A Somali police officer said security forces ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 29, 2017 - 1:26 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Security forces ended an overnight siege by militants Sunday at a hotel in Somalia's capital after a bombing and shootout that killed 23 people, and the government fired its police and intelligence chiefs amid the continuing extremist attacks. The Cabinet action followed a...
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Somalis carry away a man injured after a car bomb was detonated in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Oct 28, 2017. A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 11, while gunfire could be heard inside, police said. A second blast was heard in the area minutes later. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 28, 2017 - 6:07 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one...
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Somali soldier walk near wreckage of vehicles after a car bomb was detonated in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Oct 28, 2017. A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 11, while gunfire could be heard inside, police said. A second blast was heard in the area minutes later. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 28, 2017 - 6:01 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Somalia's capital (all times local): 1 a.m. Police say security forces have rescued 30 people, including a government minister, from a hotel under attack in Somalia's capital as heavy gunfire continues inside. Capt. Mohamed Hussein spoke to The...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, the U.N. Security Council meets on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Experts from the U.N. and the chemical weapons watchdog are blaming the Syrian government for an attack in April 2017 using the nerve gas sarin that killed over 90 people. (Kim Haughton/The United Nations via AP)
October 26, 2017 - 9:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Experts from the U.N. and the chemical weapons watchdog are blaming Syria's government for a sarin nerve gas attack that killed over 90 people last April. Their report, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, says leaders of the expert body are "confident that the Syrian...
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Vice President Mike Pence salutes during a ceremony honoring 241 U.S. Service members killed 34 years ago in the 1983 bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the Marine Barracks in Washington. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
October 23, 2017 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday honored the memory of 241 U.S. service members killed in the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, calling the three-decade-old attack the "opening salvo" in the war against terrorism. Pence and White House National Security Adviser H.R...
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Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Saturday's truck bombing, with scores missing. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 21, 2017 - 3:46 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll in Somalia's deadliest attack has risen to 358 while dozens remain missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to play a...
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