Terrorist attacks

August 31, 2017 - 9:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top domestic security said Thursday it has detained two suspects from ex-Soviet Central Asia accused of plotting attacks on civilians in Moscow on behalf of the Islamic State group. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects were preparing to launch the attacks...
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Afghan security guard stand in front of Kabul Bank after suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. The area where the explosion took place, in the center of the Afghan capital, is home to many businesses. The U.S. Embassy and the NATO headquarters are about 500 meters (yards) away. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 29, 2017 - 7:16 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the U.S. Embassy killed at least five people on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Elsewhere, at least 13 civilians were killed in...
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August 27, 2017 - 12:44 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A local official says 10 people — both military and civilian — have been killed after a suicide car bomber attacked an Afghan army convoy in southern Helmand province. Atiqullah Khan, local director of...
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Pope Francis talks with bishops during an audience he held for participants at the 68th national Liturgical Week, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
August 26, 2017 - 8:27 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' top aide says a pro-Islamic State group video that targets the pope is worrying but notes Vatican security is already at a high level. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See's No. 2 official, told reporters Saturday that a day earlier he had seen the...
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Police secure the scene in downtown Brussels after a reported attack on Belgian Army soldiers on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Belgium's anti-terror crisis center says soldiers have "neutralized" a man in downtown Brussels, amid media reports that the man may have been shot after attacking troops with a knife. (AP Photo/Sylvain Plazy)
August 26, 2017 - 5:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian prosecutors have opened an "attempted terrorist murder" probe after a knife-wielding man assaulted three soldiers and was shot dead by troops in Brussels. The Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Saturday that the man was known to police for assault charges, but...
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Police secure the scene in downtown Brussels after a reported attack on Belgian Army soldiers on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Belgium's anti-terror crisis center says soldiers have "neutralized" a man in downtown Brussels, amid media reports that the man may have been shot after attacking troops with a knife. (AP Photo/Sylvain Plazy)
August 26, 2017 - 4:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian prosecutors say they have opened an "attempted terrorist murder" probe after a knife-wielding man was shot dead by troops in Brussels. The Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Saturday that the man was known to police for assault charges, but no previous terror-...
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A security personnel walks inside a Shiite mosque after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. A senior hospital official says at least 20 people were killed in the hours-long siege of a Shiite Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
August 25, 2017 - 11:26 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, in an attack that lasted for hours and ended with at least 20 worshippers killed and another 50 seriously wounded, many of them children, an official said. Two of the assailants blew...
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A patrolling U.S. armored vehicle is reflected in the mirror of a car in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. In a national address Monday night, U.S. President Donald Trump reversed his past calls for a speedy exit and recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old conflict, saying U.S. troops must "fight to win." (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 23, 2017 - 5:04 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a military convoy in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, a provincial official said. The attack comes just days after President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan,...
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August 23, 2017 - 3:53 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a Taliban suicide car bomber has targeted a military convoy in southern Helmand province, killing at least five people. Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the explosion also wounded 38 other people. He says the attack took...
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In this combination photo, four un-named alleged members of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Barcelona leaves a Civil Guard base on the outskirts of Madrid before appearing in court in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017. Four men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the planning or execution of attacks in Barcelona on Thursday and the northeastern resort town of Cambrils early Friday.(AP Photo)
August 22, 2017 - 9:31 pm
MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official. The suspect, Mohamed Houli Chemlal, was one of...
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