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Pakistan: Suicide bombers kill five outside court

Source: Newser

"A group of suicide bombers struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least five people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group. The attack was the latest in a wave of militant assaults across the troubled country that has killed over 100 people since last week. The brazen suicide bombings have been claimed by various Islamic militant groups, including the breakaway Taliban faction. In Tuesday's attack, three attackers hit the courthouse in the town of Tangi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, bordering Afghanistan. The dead included a lawyer and police officers, according to Ijaz Khan, a senior police officer." (02/21/17)


Yemen: Saudi invaders murder funeral attendees

Source: Newsweek

"[The Houthi government] in Yemen said Thursday that an overnight airstrike has killed eight women and a child at a funeral reception near the capital, Sanaa. A spokesman for the [government], Abdel-Rahman al-Ahnomi, said that there was a second airstrike that hit emergency responders in Arhab, which lies southwest of Sanaa, the BBC reported. The Houthis have taken control of swathes of the country since 2015, when they forced Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched a campaign of airstrikes in March 2015 against the Houthis. At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict." (02/16/17)


Pakistan: Bomb disposal commander killed in Quetta blast

Source: US News & World Report

"A top Pakistani bomb squad officer has been killed along with another policeman while trying to defuse a bomb in the southwestern city of Quetta, police said on Tuesday. The commander of the city's bomb disposal unit and a colleague were killed late on Monday, hours after another blast killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 80 in the eastern city of Lahore. The blasts were claimed by different militant factions and did not appear to be related." (02/14/17)


Pakistan: Bomb blast kills 14 at protest

Source: CNN

"A bomb exploded during a protest in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 59 more, according to government spokesman Malik Ahmad Khan. Two groups claimed joint responsibility for what officials said was a suicide attack. Jamat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of Pakistan's Tehreek-i Taliban (TTP) — also known as the Pakistani Taliban — claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement emailed to CNN. In addition, the chief of North Waziristan Agency's Intiqam Waziristan, or the 'Avengers of Waziristan,' told CNN in a phone call that they were responsible." (02/13/17)


Syria: Russian airstrike kills Turkish troops

Source: Guardian [UK]

"Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and 11 injured after a Russian fighter jet accidentally bombed their location outside an Islamic State-held town in northern Syria. … The Turkish military said in a statement that a Russian warplane struck a building where Turkish personnel were present at 8.40am on Thursday as it was targeting Isis. It said the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, called his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to express his condolences." (02/09/17)


Egypt: Islamic State claims rocket fire at Israel resort

Source: Yahoo! News

"The Islamic State group said Thursday that it fired rockets at the Israeli resort of Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula in a rare attack on the Jewish state from Egyptian territory. The Israeli army said there were no casualties from Wednesday evening's rocket fire — three of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air defence system and a fourth fell short of the town. A few hours later, two Palestinians were killed elsewhere in the Sinai. The Islamist Hamas movement which rules Gaza said it was an Israeli air strike. The Israeli army denied carrying out any such action." (02/09/17)


Afghanistan: Six Red Cross workers killed, two missing in attack

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

"Suspected [Islamic State] fighters have killed at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) engaged in carrying supplies in the north of the country to areas hit by deadly snow storms, according to government officials. Another two employees were unaccounted for after Wednesday's attack in Jowzjan province, said Thomas Glass, ICRC spokesperson, adding that the group did not know who was responsible for the attack. … Rahmatullah Turkistani, Jawzjan police chief, said the workers' bodies had been brought to the provincial capital and a search operation launched to find the two missing ICRC employees. Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesperson, told Al Jazeera the group was not involved in the attack." (02/08/17)


Afghanistan: Twenty dead in suicide blast at Supreme Court

Source: Dhaka Tribune [Bangladesh]

"A suicide bomber attacked Afghanistan's Supreme Court just as staff were leaving work Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 41 in the second attack on government institutions in under a month. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated the device in the parking lot as employees were boarding a bus to go home, interior ministry spokesman Najibullah Danish said. The casualty figures came from health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh, who said women and children were among the wounded." (02/07/17)


Iraq: Regime forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses

Source: Yahoo! News

"The flyblown corpses of Islamic State militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passersby. Suicide bombers' belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby. But the Iraqi army has no intention of burying the jihadists and hopes as many people as possible will get a good look at their blackened bodies, torn apart by bombs and bullets. As Iraqi forces prepare to expand their offensive against Islamic State from east to west Mosul, they want to stamp out any sympathy that residents may have for the group, which won instant support when it seized the vast city in 2014. … 'We will leave the terrorists there,' said Ibrahim Mohamed, a soldier who was standing near three dead jihadists, ignoring the stench." (02/06/17)


Yemen: Two dead on board Saudi invaders' warship after Houthi attack

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

"The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels [sic] says two crew members have been killed in an attack on one of its warships in the Red Sea. A coalition statement said three Houthi 'suicide boats' had approached a Saudi frigate west of Hudaydah on Monday. One of the boats collided with the rear of the frigate and exploded, causing a fire, the statement added. However, a [Houthi government]-controlled news agency cited a source as saying the warship had been hit by a guided missile." (01/31/17)