[Xinhua] AFGHANISTAN - 5 Afghan civilians killed in roadside bombing in western province
"At least five Afghan civilians were killed and six others injured when a passenger bus touched off a roadside bomb in western province of Farah Wednesday, a spokesman for the provincial government said."
"A suicide attack hit a NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three coalition service members, the international military force said, while Afghan officials added that a civilian was also killed in the bombing."
[Xinhua] AFGHANISTAN - Donkey bomb kills district police chief, wounds 3 in Afghanistan
"The anti-government militants planted mine on the back of a donkey and targeted a district police chief killing him on the spot and injuring three others in Ghor province 360 km west of Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, provincial police chief said."
[INP] AFGHANISTAN - District police chief among 22 killed in Afghanistan
"A district police chief and 18 rebels were among 22 people killed in separate clashes, bombings and security operations in different parts of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, officials said on Monday."
[Xinhua] PAKISTAN - 12 insurgents killed in operations in eastern Afghanistan
"Up to 12 insurgents killed and 23 others detained in operations carried out by the Afghan forces and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (I SAF) in eastern Afghan provinces over the past 24 hours, the I SAF's Regional Command-East (RC-East) said in a statement issued here Saturday morning."
[Hueiyen News Service] INDIA - Hoax bomb threats at media houses
"In the midst of various threats received by media houses from certain self acclaimed UG groups lately, bomb threats in two media houses of Imphal caused panic among media fraternity and the general public today."
[rediff NEWS] INDIA - Three injured in crude bomb blast in Assam
"Three persons were injured, one of them seriously, when a crude bomb exploded at a village near Goreswar town in Baksa district under violence-affected Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District Council in Assam on Sunday."
"A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq and the shooting of a lawyer and his family left 19 people dead today, after al-Qaeda warned it would target lawyers and retake territory in a new campaign."
"Police source said that the two blasts that occurred earlier on Wednesday evening in Wahdeh neighborhood, southern Baghdad, resulted in wounding five persons; they are taken to hospital for treatment."
[NINA] IRAQ - Three children killed and six, including two women wounded.
"three children were killed and 6 people ,including two women, were injured when a two explosive devices were planted in two adjacent houses went off in Hamiat area yesterday evening, 45 km northwest of Hilla."
"An explosion overnight on a pipeline carrying about a quarter of Iraqi crude exports from oilfields near the city of Kirkuk has knocked out flows and repairs are expected to take up to 10 days, Turkish Energy Ministry officials said on Monday."
[NINA] IRAQ - Car bomb targeting Brigadier goes off east north Baghdad today.
"Brigadier General Mohammad Ghazi , the personal protections official in the Ministry of Interior and two of his bodyguards as well as three civilians were injured when a car bomb went off northeast of Baghdad today."
[Reuters] LIBYA - Car bomb explodes in Tripoli, first since Gaddafi's fall
"A car bomb exploded near the offices of the military police in Tripoli early on Saturday, a senior security source said, the first such attack in the Libyan capital since the start of a revolt that toppled the regime of Muammar Gaddafi last year."
[Malta Today] MALTA - MITA offices evacuated in bomb hoax
"Police were informed at 9:35am that the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) had received an anonymous telephone call which raised the concern of a bomb scare at ARMS Ltd at Gattard House in Blata l-Bajda."
[Pak Tribune] PAKISTAN - Peshawar blast injures nine, including four soldiers
"Nine people, including three paramilitary soldiers and a major, were injured on Wednesday in a remote-controlled blast of an improvised explosive device on the main highway linking Pakistan with Afghanistan, official sources said."
[GMA News] PHILIPPINES - Roadside bomb explodes along N. Cotabato-Maguindanao border, no one hurt
"A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) fashioned from an 81-mm mortar projectile went off along the highway between the neighboring towns of Pagalungan, Maguindanao and Pikit, North Cotabato around 9:15 a.m. today."
[Itar-Tass] RUSSIA - Three servicemen killed, three wounded in car blast in Grozny
"Three servicemen of internal troops were killed and three others heavily wounded in a blast of an army vehicle in Grozny, spokesman for internal forces of the Russian Interior Ministry Vasily Panchenkov reports."
[Itar-Tass] RUSSIA - Five people injured as hand grenade explodes in Krasnoyarsk
"Five people were injured when a hand grenade exploded in the yard of an apartment house in the city of Krasnoyarsk, the press service of the Interior Ministry's regional department told Tass on Sunday."
[Itar-Tass] RUSSIA - Explosive device found in settlement of Kabardino-Balkaria
"A home-made explosive device was found in a house in the settlement of Kashkhatau, in Russia's southern republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, the press service of the republican interior ministry told Tass on Sunday."
"At least eight Somali government troops were killed when a remote-controlled bomb hit their vehicle in Mogadishu, officials said on Thursday, highlighting lingering security risks less than two weeks before the U.N.-backed government's mandate ends."
[ Shabelle Media Network] SOMALIA - Somalia: Roadside Bomb Kills Two in Somali Capital,Mogadishu
"At least two people dead and more others got injured in an explosion occurred Sunday in Somalia capital, Mogadishu, the latest n series of attacks inn the capital since Al shabab' withdrawal last august, Witnesses said."
[ASSOCIATED PRESS] SYRIA - Syrian TV says bomb has exploded at state TV building in Damascus, injuring several people
"The report says at least three people were wounded in Monday's bomb attack targeting the building which also houses the country's state radio. The building is located at the Umawiyyeen roundabout in downtown Damascus."
"Syrian army helicopter bombardment killed 16 rebels in the southern Hauran Plain, a strategic region that links Damascus with Jordan, where fighting has intensified in the last several days, opposition sources said on Friday."
[Xinhua] TURKEY - One soldier killed in PKK attack in western Turkey
"Members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) on Thursday detonated a road-side bomb planted in western Turkey as a military vehicle passed over it and then opened fire on the vehicle, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding 11 people, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported."
[REUTERS] TURKEY - Suspected Kurd militants attack military bus in Turkey
"ISTANBUL - Suspected Kurdish militants attacked a Turkish military bus on its way to a naval base in the western province of Izmir on Thursday, media reports said, and a police official said several people were wounded."
[AKnews] TURKEY - Teenage girls among PKK rebels killed in a recent attack
"At least three suspected teenage girls were among about a dozen Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels who were killed in a recent attack on a Turkish military outpost in Hakkari province, south east Turkey, ...."
[KRNV & MyNews4.com] NEVADA - Sheriff-s Office warns public of artificially-made bombs
"The Washoe County Sheriff-s Office Consolidated Bomb Squad, comprised of law enforcement personnel from throughout the Truckee Meadows, wants to warn the public of the dangers of three types of artificially made bombs: dry ice, acid and alcohol."
[KRNV & MyNews4.com] NEVADA - Sheriff's Office warns public of artificially-made bombs
"The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Consolidated Bomb Squad, comprised of law enforcement personnel from throughout the Truckee Meadows, wants to warn the public of the dangers of three types of artificially made bombs: dry ice, acid and alcohol."
[Buffalonews.com] NEW YORK - Jamestown man arrested after issuing bomb threat
"A city man was charged with second-degree false reporting of an incident for allegedly telling a terrified downtown beauty shop worker Wednesday morning that he was set to detonate a bomb he had placed along West Fifth Street because he was upset nobody would say hello to him or acknowledge him."
[W SVN] FLORIDA - Bus Passenger Arrested After Causing Bomb Scare
"A man accused of making a terrifying threat on board a transit bus is now in police custody. Officials shut down the area of Southwest Eighth Street and 19th Avenue Tuesday morning, after the man said he had a bomb."
[Santa Maria Times] CALIFORNIA - Bomb scare prompts evacuations
"The Santa Maria Police Station and City Attorney's Office were evacuated and activity south of the Town Center was brought to a standstill for much of Tuesday by a suspicious package that a local man delivered to the station."
[yadkinripple.com] NORTH CAROLINA - Bomb scare shuts down several businesses in Yadkinville
"At 3:16 p.m. today the Yadkinville Police Department received a call for a suspicious device at Burger King at South State Street. Upon arriving officers shut off access to areas from Taco Bell to Burger King to Exxon."
"Brendan Theriault was charged with possessing a bomb or explosive, possessing an infernal machine, and domestic assault and battery. He was arraigned in Fall River District Court and released on personal recognizance."
Chicago law enforcement officials declared a bomb threat made at U. S. Cellular Field during Friday's Chicago White Sox-Los Angeles Angels game to be noncredible, according to a statement from the White Sox's media relations department.""
[WU SA] MARYLAND - Suspicious Package Turns Out To Be Accordion Case
"Howard County police and fire authorities responded to the scene of a suspicious package in the 7200 block of Cradlerock Way outside of an Interfaith Center that has a daycare center (A Google search shows Owen Brown Interfaith Center in that block)."
[Xinhua] YEMEN - 6 injured in al-Qaida car bombing in Yemen
"At least six pro-government tribesmen were injured on Wednesday evening when a booby-trapped car exploded near a tribal checkpoint in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, a military official told Xinhua."
[Reuters] YEMEN - Suicide bomber kills 45 in south Yemen city
"A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more, the defence ministry said, in the deadliest attack since the army declared victory over Islamist militants in June."
For many years involved with intelligence and security matters in Iran with significant access at top levels during the rule of the Shah, until early 1979. Currently an Iran SME (subject matter expert), analyst/commentator, and multi-linguist.