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Indian PM vows revenge for terrorist attacks

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday vowed that those responsible for a series of bomb blasts that killed 17 inMumbai would be tracked down and prosecuted, as he visited the injured. “Perpetrators of (the) Mumbai blasts shall be pursued relentlessly and brought to justice quickly,” the premier said on a tour…

Top hotel in Kabul attacked by suicide bombers

KABUL (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers attacked a major hotel frequented by Westerners in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul late Tuesday, a police source said, and a Reuters witness said gunfire was heard for several minutes after one blast. Gunfire tapered off several minutes after the blast was heard, the Reuters…

At least 20 dead in Afghan hospital bomb attack

PULI ALAM, Afghanistan (AFP) – A bomb at an Afghan hospital on Saturday killed at least 20 people including women and children, days after US President Barack Obama said 10,000 US forces would leave the country this year. The brazen suicide car bombing in Logar province, about 75 kilometres (45…

Potential for blast after BP oil refinery in Texas loses power

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Residents of a US Gulf town have been told to stay indoors and turn off their air conditioners after power failures at a nearby BP refinery and Dow Chemical plant, officials said. Texas City Emergency Management director Bruce Clawson, raising fears of a potential blast, said the…

Suspect sought over LA synagogue blast

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A homemade bomb caused an explosion which slightly damaged a Californian synagogue, police said on Friday, naming an “extremely dangerous” homeless man wanted over the blast. Some 100 peope were evacuated after the explosion Thursday near the Chabad House Jewish temple in Santa Monica, west of…

At least 20 killed in Pakistan bomb attack

LAHORE, Pakistan — A bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants exploded at a filling station in Pakistan’s central Punjab province Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 127 others, police said. Many of those hurt remained trapped by debris and shrapnel hours after the blast reduced the station building…

Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s capital wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city not by bombs but by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. The city’s government issued its demands in a statement on Wednesday…

Suicide blast at Iraq police centre kills 50

TIKRIT, Iraq (AFP) – A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of police recruits in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, killing 50 people in the bloodiest attack in more than two months. The blast, which also wounded 150, was the first major strike in Iraq since…

21 dead in Egyptian church bombing at New Year’s Mass

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – A powerful bomb, possibly from a suicide attacker, exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as a crowd of worshippers emerged from a New Years Mass early Saturday, killing at least 21 people and wounding nearly 80 in an attack that raised suspicions of an al-Qaida…

Iraq to remove some checkpoints from Baghdad

Iraqi PM pushes to remove some of the hundreds of checkpoints across Baghdad Iraq’s leaders are investigating the possibility of removing some of Baghdad’s hundreds of much hated checkpoints because of the improving security situation, said the city’s military spokesman Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said that Prime Minister Nouri…

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