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Suicide Bomber

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 26, Wounds 45 In Pakistan

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government office in a northwestern Pakistani city on Tuesday, killing...

Suicide Bomber Kills 6 U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

KABUL/WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Six American troops were killed in Afghanistan on Monday when a suicide bomber on a motorbike struck thei...

Suspected ISIS Suicide Bomber Hits Turkish Police

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A suicide bomber opened fire on Turkish police and then blew himself up during their raid on a suspect Islamic State mili...

Deadly Suicide Attack Hits Mosque In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

CAIRO, Aug 6 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in an attack on a mosque used by members of a local security force in southwest S...

Male Suicide Bomber In Burqa Disguise Kills 15 In Chad's Capital

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

By Madjiasra Nako and Moumine Ngarmbassa N'DJAMENA, July 11 (Reuters) - A man dressed in a woman's burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad...

Bomber Attacks Baghdad Square During Rush-Hour

AP | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Attacks in Baghdad killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens on Monday, just days after the government lifted a nighttime curfew t...

Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens In Iraq

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 12.27.2014 | World

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen outside the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Mo...

Alarming New Details About American Suicide Bomber In Syria

The New York Times | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

When Moner Mohammad Abusalha drove a truck packed with explosives into a restaurant in northern Syria in May, American authorities conceded that they ...

First American Suicide Bomber In Syria Identified

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

UDPATE 6.12 PM -- Law enforcement officials identified the American bomber as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the New York Times reports. The newspaper adds...

How A Young Man Becomes A Suicide Bomber

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — There's a moment in the Moroccan film "Horses of God" when the protagonist and a friend successfully repair an old moped and c...

Suicide Bombing At Afghan Market Leaves Many Dead

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber riding a rickshaw blew himself up outside a checkpoint near a market in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, ...

Bomber Kills 12 At Iraqi Army Recruiting Center

AP | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's government is holding off on waging an all-out offensive to retake two key cities from al-Qaida because of fears that civilian...

Suicide Bomber Attacks Russian Train Station

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.28.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 other people and wounding scores more...

Suicide Bombing At Syrian School Kills At Least 6

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck in a central, Shiite Syrian village on Monday, state ...

Suicide Bomber In Pakistan Kills 30 At Policeman's Funeral

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a police officer's funeral in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 30 people gathered...

Bombings Kill 20 In Afghanistan

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 01.07.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Roadside bombs and a suicide bomber killed 20 people in a spate of attacks across Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said....

Dozens Killed In Suicide Bombing At Iraqi Military Base

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives detonated the vehicle near an Iraqi military base as soldiers changed shifts no...

Suicide Bomber Rams Explosives-Filled Car Into U.S. Vehicle

AP | RIAZ KHAN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 11.03.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide car bomber rammed into a U.S. government vehicle in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, killing two Paki...

CIA Reportedly Foils Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Against U.S.-Bound Jet

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. bomb experts are picking apart a sophisticated new al-Qaida improvised explosive device, a top Obama administration counterte...

Amine El Khalifi, Suspect In Capitol Bomb Sting, Expected In Court

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Virginia man charged with plotting a suicide bombing inside the U.S. Capitol as part of an FBI sting will remain in jail whi...

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 7 At Busy Afghan Base

AP | By MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

By ASSOCIATED PRESS KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A suicide attacker set off a vehicle laden with explosives Thursday outside a gate at a sprawling ba...

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 2, Wounds Dozen

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — A female suicide bomber killed two people in Turkey's southeastern Kurdish region and wounded 12 others, authorities said. The...

Response to Adam Lankford

Robert A. Pape | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Robert A. Pape

The overwhelming picture that emerges is that foreign occupation is the main cause of suicide terrorism, accounting for over 95 percent of the thousands of attacks since 1980.

At Least 18 Killed In Algeria Bomb Explosion, Suicide Attack

AP | AOMAR OUALI | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — A bomb explosion followed by a suicide attack outside a military academy in Algeria killed at least 18 officers in training F...

Mayor Of Kandahar Assassinated By Suicide Bomber, Say Afghan Officials

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An assassin struck at the heart of President Hamid Karzai's political machine in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, killing...