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Afghanistan Bombings Result in Country's Deadliest Day For Journalists

Afghanistan Bombings Result in Country's Deadliest Day For JournalistsAt least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, making it the



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Austin bombings: Police hunt for motive as they search home of suspect Mark Anthony Conditt – as it happened

Austin bombings: Police hunt for motive as they search home of suspect Mark Anthony Conditt - as it happenedThe suspect thought to be behind a spate of bomb attacks in Austin, Texas, has been killed in an explosion after being cornered by police. Police in Texas are hunting for clues as to what drove the unemployed young man to apparently launch a bombing spree that terrorised the region. While searching for possible accomplices and warning people to be on the alert for suspicious packages, officials said that 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt is suspected of posting and triggering the bombs that killed two people and injured six.



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Austin bombings: Police respond to sixth reported explosion in Texas amid spate of blasts

Austin bombings: Police respond to sixth reported explosion in Texas amid spate of blastsPolice in Austin are responding to another reported explosion – the sixth in a spate of bombings that have left two dead and four others seriously wounded. The explosion marked the latest in a string of blasts in the Austin area since 2 March. The development came as the chairman of the US House Homeland Security committee said federal authorities had informed him that investigators have obtained surveillance videos in Austin that “could possibly” show a suspect in the earlier package bombing at a FedEx distribution centre near San Antonio.



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Mark Anthony Conditt: Austin bombings suspect named as 24-year-old man by Texas police

Mark Anthony Conditt: Austin bombings suspect named as 24-year-old man by Texas policeThe suspected Texas serial bomber has been identified by US media, citing police sources, as 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt. The young man blamed for sparking terror within the city of Austin by sending a series of explosive packages that killed two and injured half-a-dozen others, killed himself in the early hours by the side of a highway – apparently by detonating a device – as authorities closed in on him. “The suspect is deceased and has significant injuries from a blast that occurred from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters near the scene.



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Texas bombings suspect blows himself up as police move in

Texas bombings suspect blows himself up as police move inA 24-year-old white man suspected of being behind a series of deadly parcel bombings in the US state of Texas blew himself up Wednesday as authorities moved in to arrest him. Police said the suspect detonated a device in a car outside a hotel in the state capital Austin which has been gripped by fear since the attacks began nearly three weeks ago. “The suspect is deceased,” Austin police chief Brian Manley told an early morning news conference after the dramatic end to the massive manhunt.



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Deadly car bombings in Benghazi

Deadly car bombings in BenghaziThe death toll from a nighttime twin car bombing near a mosque in a residential area of Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi rose to 33 on Wednesday, authorities said. The Tuesday night attack, which struck the city’s Salmani neighborhood, also left 47 people wounded, local health official Hani Belras Ali said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing, but many assumed it was the work of remnants of an Islamic State group faction largely driven out of Libya.



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Death toll rises to 14 in Mogadishu bombings: official

Death toll rises to 14 in Mogadishu bombings: officialAt least 14 people were killed in coordinated car bombings followed by an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a security official said. “About 14 people, most of them civilians, were confirmed dead so far and the security forces are still working to ensure the area is clear,” said security official Mohamed Moalim Adan. “Sporadic gunfire” was continuing with at least two gunmen from the Shabaab Islamist group believed to be inside the Nasa Hablod Hotel 2, he added.



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The Latest: Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

The Latest: Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the day's attacks in Pakistan (all times local):



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Series of bombings kill nearly 40 people across Baghdad

Series of bombings kill nearly 40 people across BaghdadBAGHDAD (AP) — A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream parlor in central Baghdad and a rush- hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.



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Egypt refers 48 Islamic State suspects to military court over church bombings

Egypt refers 48 Islamic State suspects to military court over church bombingsEgypt referred 48 people to the country’s military judiciary on Sunday for suspected involvement in three deadly church bombings and accused them of joining the militant group Islamic State. Egypt’s Christian minority has come under attack in recent months. Two deadly church bombings in Alexandria and Tanta killed more than 45 people in April, months after a bombing near Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral killed at least 25.



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