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2011-06-06 19:51:13

New study argues that female suicide bombing is a political and military tactic, not a religious act Terrorist groups bend the rules of 'true' Islam to justify the use of female suicide bombers, according to Margaret Gonzalez-Perez from Southeastern Louisiana University in the US. Her paper traces the development of radical Islamic doctrine over time, highlights how it deviates from mainstream Islam, and identifies the building blocks that have culminated in Jihadi female suicide bombers....

2008-09-17 18:00:07

By AHMED AL-HAJ SAN'A, Yemen - A car bomb exploded at the front gate of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital today, killing six Yemeni guards and four civilians, officials said. No American personnel were reported hurt. Several "secondary explosions" followed the first blast, the embassy said in a statement. A Yemeni security official said the compound was hit by two car bombs, followed by heavy gunfire that lasted about 10 minutes. Six attackers, including a suicide bomber wearing an...

2008-08-21 00:00:18

By The Associated Press ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a line of applicants at an Algerian police academy Tuesday, killing at least 43 people in the deadliest terror attack to jolt this energy-rich U.S. ally since the 1990s. Witnesses said the blast in the town of Les Issers, some 35 miles east of Algiers, tore a 3-foot-deep crater in the road, ripped off parts of the police academy's roof and damaged much of its facade and nearby buildings....

2008-08-20 03:00:18

A suicide bombing outside a police academy in Algeria left at least 43 people dead Tuesday, authorities said. Dozens more people were reported injured and the death toll could wind up higher, The Daily Telegraph reported. While no group had claimed responsibility, the attack resembled the previous works of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, the British newspaper said. The blast in Issers, which occurred as dozens of young people lined up to take an entrance test, was the deadliest...

2006-08-19 20:11:37

By Jonathan Lyons, Asia Security Correspondent COLOMBO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Long associated with sectarian violence in the Middle East, the suicide attack has been refined by Sri Lanka's secularist Tamil Tiger rebels into a sophisticated weapon of war. Spearheaded by the Black Tigers suicide squad and their naval wing, the Black Sea Tigers, the rebels have for years assassinated political and military figures in their fight against the Sinhalese-dominated state. "There is no doubt...

2006-08-16 16:22:36

LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Wednesday gave police more time to question 23 people suspected of plotting to blow up transatlantic airliners. A police statement said the warrants for 21 of the suspects were extended until August 23 and for two others until August 21. Detectives had to apply to extend the detention warrants for 23 of the 24 suspects arrested since police said they had foiled a plan to carry out suicide bombings on planes bound for the United States using...

2006-06-28 09:05:55

By Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Tamil Tiger flotilla attacked two small Sri Lankan vessels near a navy base north of Colombo on Wednesday, the military said, killing five sailors and injuring three others. The Navy said about 20 small Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) vessels were involved in the clash, the latest in a series many fear could rekindle civil war on the island. Helicopter gunships and fast-attack boats were deployed to the area. Officials had earlier said...

2006-06-26 04:33:30

By Ranga Sirilal PANIPITIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - One of Sri Lanka's top generals was killed on Monday by a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber who rammed his motorcycle into an army convoy near the capital killing three other people, officials said. Army deputy chief of staff Major-General Parami Kulatunga was traveling to army headquarters when the attacker approached his vehicle and an escorting army pickup truck in rush-hour traffic around 12 miles from Colombo. The blast left...

2006-04-05 05:40:38

MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Four Indonesian policemen died on Wednesday when an explosive device accidentally blew up during a bomb-disposal training exercise, police said. Several other people were wounded by the blast in a police compound in the northwestern city of Medan on Sumatra island. "Three police members died. Four have critical injuries. They were undergoing training," North Sumatra province police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri told reporters, adding several other...


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