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By Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King | July 15, 2007
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- In the deadliest suicide attack in many months in Pakistan's tribal borderlands, a bomber struck a military convoy yesterday, killing 24 troops and injuring nearly 30 others, authorities said. The attack could presage a broader war by Islamist militants against government forces in the wake of the siege of a radical mosque last week by elite Pakistani commandos in Islamabad, which left more than 100 people dead. On the orders of President Pervez Musharraf, who is also the chief of the military, thousands of troops have been deployed in the volatile border region in recent days.
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August 4, 2012
The drumbeat for war with Iran is getting scarier and scarier ("No good options for Iran," Aug. 2). The situation has escalated now that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has concluded that the recent suicide attack that killed five Israelis in Bulgaria was the doing of Hezbollah, backed by Iran. If Mr. Netanyahu has any evidence to that effect, he is not forthcoming with it. Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria's prime minister, doesn't know the identity of the killer or who was behind this bloody handiwork.
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By Laura King and Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King and Mubashir Zaidi,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 9, 2006
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Senior Pakistani officials said Islamic militants were responsible for a suicide bombing at an army training base that killed at least 42 soldiers and wounded about 20 others yesterday. That would make the attack the deadliest mounted by pro-Taliban insurgents against Pakistan's military, which is allied with the United States in the hunt for figures linked to al-Qaida. Revenge vowed No group issued a claim of responsibility, but militants had vowed to avenge a military raid on an Islamic religious seminary last month that killed about 80 people.
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By New York Times News Service | December 29, 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a black sport utility vehicle outside a local government compound in Khost province yesterday, killing at least 16 people, including 13 schoolchildren, and wounding 53, local government officials and coalition forces said. The bombing, near the border with Pakistan, occurred next to a school, and many children were among the wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Haji Dawlatkhan Quyomi, the chief of Ismail Khil, the district in which the bombing occurred, said the death toll could rise.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 16, 2001
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The United States plans to increase pressure on Pakistan to curb the activities of two militant Islamic groups after a suicide attack on the Indian Parliament that killed seven people, U.S. officials said. In its efforts to obtain the continued cooperation of Pakistan in the fight against Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida terrorist network, the Bush administration had refrained from pushing too hard for it to clamp down on the two organizations, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Muhammad, which operate openly in Pakistan and advocate violence to drive India out of Kashmir.
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August 4, 2012
The drumbeat for war with Iran is getting scarier and scarier ("No good options for Iran," Aug. 2). The situation has escalated now that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has concluded that the recent suicide attack that killed five Israelis in Bulgaria was the doing of Hezbollah, backed by Iran. If Mr. Netanyahu has any evidence to that effect, he is not forthcoming with it. Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria's prime minister, doesn't know the identity of the killer or who was behind this bloody handiwork.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 28, 2002
JERUSALEM - In yet another attack on the city's violence-ridden main thoroughfare, a woman believed to be a Palestinian detonated a bomb yesterday, killing herself and an elderly bystander and wounding more than 100. Yesterday's explosion occurred yards from a bus stop where a Palestinian raked the street with bullets last week, killing two women, and across the street from a Sbarro's restaurant where a suicide bomber killed 15 people in August....
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By Los Angeles Times | February 7, 2007
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A bomber blew himself up about 200 yards from the main terminal at Islamabad's international airport last night, in the latest attack on a high-profile target in or near the Pakistani capital by suspected Islamic militants. The attacker, challenged by security guards as he tried to enter the airport on foot shortly after 9 p.m., first opened fire with a pistol and then set off a grenade, according to witnesses and officials. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had intended to kill himself.
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By SOLOMON MOORE and SOLOMON MOORE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 25, 2005
BAGHDAD, IRAQ -- Insurgents exploded two sport utility vehicles and a cement mixer yesterday in a spectacular series of suicide attacks on the Palestine Hotel, a base for many journalists in the Iraqi capital. At least five police officers and a civilian were reported dead, and scores of people were wounded, but casualty reports varied widely. Though the death toll yesterday was not nearly as high as in other suicide attacks this year, the significance of the assault went beyond casualty statistics.
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By M. Karim Faiez and Laura King and M. Karim Faiez and Laura King,Los Angeles Times | February 18, 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An anti-Taliban militia leader was the apparent target of a suicide bombing yesterday in southern Afghanistan that left at least 80 people dead and dozens injured, authorities said. The bombing at a dogfighting match just outside Kandahar was thought to have been the deadliest single suicide attack since the Taliban movement was driven from power more than six years ago. Authorities said the apparent target was militia leader Abdul Hakim Jan, who was killed in the explosion.
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By M. Karim Faiez and Laura King and M. Karim Faiez and Laura King,Los Angeles Times | February 18, 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An anti-Taliban militia leader was the apparent target of a suicide bombing yesterday in southern Afghanistan that left at least 80 people dead and dozens injured, authorities said. The bombing at a dogfighting match just outside Kandahar was thought to have been the deadliest single suicide attack since the Taliban movement was driven from power more than six years ago. Authorities said the apparent target was militia leader Abdul Hakim Jan, who was killed in the explosion.
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By Mubashir Zaidi and Henry Chu and Mubashir Zaidi and Henry Chu,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 20, 2007
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- More than 50 people were killed in suicide attacks across Pakistan yesterday as the violence engulfing this country gave no sign of abating. Three separate assaults in less than 15 hours hit the north, the south and an area close to Pakistan's volatile border region with Afghanistan. The fatalities pushed past 150 the number of people who have died violently in the past week, since Islamic militants vowed to punish Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in revenge for a blood-soaked government raid on a radical mosque.
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By Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King | July 15, 2007
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- In the deadliest suicide attack in many months in Pakistan's tribal borderlands, a bomber struck a military convoy yesterday, killing 24 troops and injuring nearly 30 others, authorities said. The attack could presage a broader war by Islamist militants against government forces in the wake of the siege of a radical mosque last week by elite Pakistani commandos in Islamabad, which left more than 100 people dead. On the orders of President Pervez Musharraf, who is also the chief of the military, thousands of troops have been deployed in the volatile border region in recent days.
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By M. Karim Faiez and Henry Chu and M. Karim Faiez and Henry Chu,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 11, 2007
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar in central Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 17 other people and injuring 51, officials said. At least a dozen of the dead were children, the Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement. It was one of the most deadly attacks in a year that has already seen an escalation in suicide bombings by Taliban insurgents. "Some of the children were walking to school, while other children were selling goods in the market," said Gen. Qasem Khan, the police chief of Oruzgan province, where the explosion ripped through a bazaar in the town of Deh Rawood.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 7, 2007
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A bomber blew himself up about 200 yards from the main terminal at Islamabad's international airport last night, in the latest attack on a high-profile target in or near the Pakistani capital by suspected Islamic militants. The attacker, challenged by security guards as he tried to enter the airport on foot shortly after 9 p.m., first opened fire with a pistol and then set off a grenade, according to witnesses and officials. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had intended to kill himself.
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By Laura King and Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King and Mubashir Zaidi,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 9, 2006
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Senior Pakistani officials said Islamic militants were responsible for a suicide bombing at an army training base that killed at least 42 soldiers and wounded about 20 others yesterday. That would make the attack the deadliest mounted by pro-Taliban insurgents against Pakistan's military, which is allied with the United States in the hunt for figures linked to al-Qaida. Revenge vowed No group issued a claim of responsibility, but militants had vowed to avenge a military raid on an Islamic religious seminary last month that killed about 80 people.
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By M. Karim Faiez and Henry Chu and M. Karim Faiez and Henry Chu,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 11, 2007
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar in central Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 17 other people and injuring 51, officials said. At least a dozen of the dead were children, the Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement. It was one of the most deadly attacks in a year that has already seen an escalation in suicide bombings by Taliban insurgents. "Some of the children were walking to school, while other children were selling goods in the market," said Gen. Qasem Khan, the police chief of Oruzgan province, where the explosion ripped through a bazaar in the town of Deh Rawood.
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By KEN ELLINGWOOD AND VITA BEKKER and KEN ELLINGWOOD AND VITA BEKKER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 6, 2005
NETANYA, Israel -- A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up outside a shopping mall yesterday, killing at least five people and wounding more than 40. The bombing, which occurred shortly before noon as shoppers lined up at the entrance for security checks, was the second such attack since Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip over the summer raised hopes for diplomatic progress. It added uncertainty as the Palestinians and Israelis head into separate election seasons. Officials said the bomber detonated the explosives after a security guard and police became suspicious and pulled him aside for questioning.
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