Improvised explosives

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943 memorial marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Reacting to to Saturday's suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tillerson said the Taliban's use of an ambulance as a weapon to target civilians "represents inhumane disregard for the people of Afghanistan ... and is a violation of the most basic international norms." (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 27, 2018 - 3:23 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on a deadly explosion caused by a suicide bomber driving an ambulance in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:50 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Taliban's use of an ambulance as a weapon to target civilians in a bombing in Afghanistan's capital...
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This grab taken from Al-Hadath Channel video on Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, shows debris at the site of an explosion in Benghazi, Libya. Two consecutive car bombs detonated near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. (Al-Hadath Channel via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 4:33 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said. Capt. Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and...
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In this photo provided on Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Edlib Media Center, EMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the Syrian civil defense known as the White Helmets, gathering at a street which was attacked by Russian airstrikes, in Maarat al-Nuaman town, southern Idlib province, Syria. Syrian government forces and allied militiamen are advancing on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey amid a crushing offensive just as the cold winter weather sets in. (Edlib Media Center via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 4:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics in the northwestern city of Idlib say the death toll from a massive car bombing there the previous evening has risen to at least 25. Also, nearly 100 people were wounded. The first-responders Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets...
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In this photo provided on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Edlib Media Center, EMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian displaced man and boy who fled from a countryside village of Idlib city, which is under the attack of the Russian and Syrian government airstrikes, sits outside their tent at an informal refugee camp, near Idlib, Syria. Syrian government forces and allied militiamen are advancing on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey amid a crushing offensive just as the cold winter weather sets in. The Arabic words on the right read:"Idlib countryside." (Edlib Media Center via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 3:23 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A large explosion in Syria's largest rebel-held city, Idlib, killed at least 23 people on Sunday, activists reported. The blast ignited fires, damaged buildings and overturned several cars along a wide avenue in the city, according to photos and video posted by the activist-run Thiqa...
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January 03, 2018 - 5:50 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed two al-Shabab extremists and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from being used against the people in Mogadishu." The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike...
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This photo provided by the Information Center of the Russian National Antiterrorism Committee shows the damage inside a supermarket after an explosion, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Wednesday's explosion at a supermarket in the country's second-largest city was a terrorist attack, at least 13 people were injured. (National Antiterrorism Committee via AP)
December 28, 2017 - 1:12 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The explosion at a supermarket in Russia's second-largest city was a terror attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that he has ordered security agencies to kill terror suspects on the spot if they resist arrest. Officials said 13 people were injured Wednesday when an...
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Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of complex attack at an intelligence training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. An Afghan official says an attack is underway in the country's capital where gunmen have raided and occupied a partially constructed building near the intelligence training center in western Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 18, 2017 - 10:23 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State gunmen stormed a partially constructed building near an intelligence training center in the Afghan capital on Monday, triggering a gun battle with security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the fighting ended when Afghan...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:10 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed "an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu" by the al-Shabab extremist group, the U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday. The airstrike was carried out about 65 kilometers (40 miles)...
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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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