suicide bombings

Sri Lanka Blocks Access to Social Media After Easter Sunday Bombings

The government of Sri Lanka responded to the horrific Easter Sunday bombings by restricting access to social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Officials said they would keep the sites blocked until the counter-terrorism investigation concludes.

A Sri Lankan man mobile phone user shows an image on Twitter showing that the Facebook site had been blocked in Colombo on March 7, 2018. - Telecommunication service providers said they have blocked access to facebook and several other social media platforms on the directive of the government which …

Boko Haram Quadruples Female Suicide Bombers in Terror Attacks

In a major tactical shift in its terror operations, the radical Islamists of the Boko Haram jihadist group have multiplied the number of women and girls deployed as suicide bombers in an effort to elude detection by security officials.

Boko Haram members poised with guns, ammunition, camouflage, masks

Israel Charges Palestinians it Says Were Recruited by Hezbollah

Israel has charged five Palestinians who it says were being recruited and funded by powerful Lebanese faction Hezbollah to monitor Israel’s military activity and carry out a suicide attack, police said on Wednesday. Suicide bombings were frequently mounted by Palestinian

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More than 60 Dead in Nigeria as Boko Haram Bombs Eid Celebrations

Twin suicide bombings executed between Thursday evening and the beginning of the celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid have left at least 64 dead in northern Nigeria, with Boko Haram the likeliest suspect. At least one of the suicide bombers, police have confirmed, was a ten-year-old girl.

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Kuwait Identifies ISIS Suicide Bomber Responsible for Mosque Attack

Kuwaiti authorities have announced that they believe they know that the ISIS-linked suicide bomber who killed dozens of people in a Shia mosque this Friday is a Saudi national. Kuwait’s Interior Minister identified the attack as Fahad Suleiman Abdulmohsen-Gabaa.

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Teen Female Suicide Bombers, Likely Boko Haram, Kill Dozens in Nigerian Mosque

Two teen girls interrupted afternoon prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, with explosives, killing between ten and 30 people. The girls are believed to have been sent by Boko Haram, and one of the girls allegedly pulled away from the attack, ensuring that only she was killed.

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