Explosion at Kabul mosque kills at least 10 people
The blast took place in the Darul-Aman area of Kabul and follows a spate of similar attacks around the country in the recent past, Tolo News reported. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, Abdul Nafay Takor, said that at least 10 people were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in the blast. The casualties were reportedly worshipers.
Raids at house of Karachi female suicide bomber's father
Four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed and four others sustained injuries in a suicide attack carried out by a burqa-clad woman outside the Confucius Institute in KU's premises on Tuesday, Geo News reported. Laptops and other evidence, including documents, were taken into custody during the raid. Sources privy to the matter said movement of a car bearing a government number plate to and from the raided house was observed, Geo News reported.
Karachi police had intelligence reports of attack on Chinese nationals
In light of the intelligence reports, security was provided to the foreign nationals, he said. The statement from the Karachi Police chief came after a female suicide bomber blew herself up near a van at Confucius Institute -- a Chinese language teaching centre at Karachi University. Four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed while four others sustained injuries.
Who was Shari Baloch, BLA's first woman suicide bomber?
Three Chinese nationals and a Pakistani citizen were killed after what appeared to be a targeted suicide bombing outside the University of Karachi's Confucius Institute on Tuesday afternoon. Many believe that such female suicide bombers, who have been previously used for carrying out 'fidayeen' attacks by other terrorist organisations, come from a oppressed background with lesser exposure, making them vulnerable to the motivational sermons of terror groups.
BLA redefining its insurgency through Karachi suicide attack
This is the first time that the BLA has used a female suicide bomber, which has set a precedent of a dangerous redefinition of insurgency that co-relates to other terrorist organisations which have used female suicide bombers as part of their targeted suicide attacks in the past. Shari Baloch was the first affiliate of the BLA Majeed Brigade to carry out a suicide attack, revealing the new redefinition of insurgency tactic being opted by the group.
At least 31 killed in four explosions across Afghanistan
At least 31 people were killed, and 87 were wounded, a health official told the BBC. The first explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had remotely detonated a booby-trapped bag when the building was packed with worshippers.
At least 11 killed in blast at Shia mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif
Zia Zendani, spokesman for the provincial health authority in the city, said that 11 people have been killed and 32 wounded in the blast. A separate attack caused at least 11 more casualties in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, according to a provincial health official. Earlier on Thursday, a roadside blast in Kabul injured at least two children, the fifth explosion this week in the Afghan capital.
5 killed, 65 injured as blast hits mosque in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif
"Five dead bodies and 65 injured persons have been taken to a hospital, and the number of casualties could change," health officials said, Xinhua news agency reported citing Tolonews. Police are yet to comment. An eyewitness, on condition of anonimity, said that the blast took place inside the mosque when scores of worshippers were offering prayers.
Four Pak paramilitary personnel killed in IED blast near Quetta
At least four Pakistan Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed and 10 other personnel were injured in a blast on an FC convoy in the Sangan area of Quetta's Sibi district on Tuesday, officials said, Dawn reported. Sibi Assistant Commissioner Sana Mahjabeen said the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device