At least eight people were killed in Somalia's capital on Thursday (November 25) when Islamist militants launched a suicide attack on a U.N. security convoy using a vehicle laden with explosives, officials and witnesses said. The Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the huge blast which rocked Mogadishu and injured at least 23 people, including school students, sending a column of smoke above the city. Gunfire echoed around the scene, witnesses said. It was not immediately clear if any U.N. personnel were among those killed or injured in the huge blast, which targeted the U.N. convoy as it passed near the site of a school.
Afghan special forces patrol the streets of Herat as the Taliban press on with a series of offensives on cities, having seized control of much of rural Afghanistan since foreign forces began the last stage of their withdrawal in May.
A woman and child were among those killed when a car bomb exploded in the city of Azaz, monitors said. A separate blast targeted a checkpoint in northern Syria, which is controlled by Turkish-backed rebels.
30 Dec 2019
A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital, killing scores of people. The city has suffered regular terrorist attacks in recent years.
28 Dec 2019
A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu, leaving at least 76 people dead and 70 injured, many of them university students, officials said.
23 Nov 2019
Anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in 2017. Three men face trial over her death, but none of the suspects is believed to be the mastermind of the car bomb attack that killed her.
2 Sep 2018
A car bomb has killed at least one person in the north Syrian town of Azaz, an area controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups.
15 Oct 2017
A huge car bomb exploded on a busy street in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, killing at least 20 and destroying several buildings.
30 Jul 2017
A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday (July 30) killed six people and wounded 20 others and the death toll was likely to rise, a police officer said.
22 Jun 2017
A car bomb has exploded outside a bank in Helmand province, killing and wounding dozens.