Tagged: Suicide attack

‘Suicide bombing targets Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut,’ al-Arabiya (UAE), 21 January 2014

Beirut experienced another car bombing today, leading to at least four deaths and dozens of injuries. The explosion occurred on the same street as the last bombing, less than a month ago, despite heightened security in the area. The bombing is being connected to ongoing violence in Syria.

Continue reading

Advertisements

National Solidarity Party condemns the criminal incident that targeted the Ministry of Defence, News Hour (Yemen), 5 December 2013

National Solidarity PartyThe Libyan National Solidarity Party has released a statement condemning the suicide bomber and gunmen who attacked Yemen’s defence ministry this morning. The party is calling for national unity, as well as support for the armed forces and the president in the wake of the attack. Yemen has faced major instability since the uprising of 2011, and extremist groups (many linked to Al-Qaeda) have mounted several attacks on Yemeni security forces since 2012.

Continue reading

‘In Pictures: Dead and wounded in explosion in front of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut’, al-Jomhuriah (Lebanon), 19th November 2013

Two suicide bombers detonated in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, further escalating Sunni-Shia tension in the country.

Continue reading

‘A Major Crime Against Childhood: 18 Children killed When Suicide bomber storms into their school in Tal ‘Afar’, az-Zamen (Iraq), 6th October 2013

جريمة كبرى ضد الطفولة :مقتل 18 طفلا في اقتحام انتحاري مدرستهم في تلعفر

October 6, 2013

كركوك (العراق) الزمان -(ا ف ب) – قتل 18 شخصا على الاقل بينهم عشرة اطفال واصيب 70 اخرون في تفجيرين انتحاريين بسيارتين مفخختين استهدف احدهما مركزا للشرطة والاخر مدرسة ابتدائية في قرية للتركمان الشيعة قرب تلعفر اقدم الاقضية العراقية قرب الحدود السورية.

التي تقع ضمن الشريط الذي يبسط تنظيم دولة العراق الاسلامية سيطرته على جميع طرقه وقراه واوضح قائمقام قضاء تلعفر عبد العال عباس لوكالة فرانس برس ان “انتحاريين يقودان سيارتين مفخختين فجرا نفسيهما بفارق زمني ضئيل عند مركز للشرطة ومدرسة ابتدائية بجواره في قرية قبت، 70″.

ويسكن مدينة تلعفر الواقعة على الحدود العراقية السورية غالبية من التركمان الشيعة، وتعرضت هذه المدينة لهجمات دامية مماثلة بصورة متكررة.

واضاف ان “الانتحاري الاول اقتحم مركز الشرطة في قرية قبت، وبعد مرور دقائق، اقتحم انتحاري يقود شاحنة كبيرة مدرسة ابتدائية مجاورة للمركز وفجر نفسه”.

واكد ان “عشرات الاطفال لا يزالون تحت انقاض السقوف التي انتهارت بالكامل عليهم” مشيرا الى ان جميع الاجهزة الامنية في حالة استنفار لاننا نشهد ابشع جريمة تمر على العراق”. ويعمل عشرات من عناصر الامن وقوات الدفاع المدني على استخراج الاطفال وهم من الجنسين العالقين تحت الانقاض.

وياتي الهجوم غداة، مقتل 49 زائرا شيعيا عندما فجر انتحاري نفسه بين مجموعة من الزوار كانوا يتوجهون نحو مرقد الامام محمد الجواد في شمال بغداد، ومقتل 12 شخصا اخر بتفجير انتحاري داخل مقهى شمال العاصمة.

________________________________________________________________

Translation

A Major Crime Against Childhood: 18 Children killed When Suicide bomber storms into their school in Tal ‘Afar

October 6th, 2013

Kirkuk (Iraq) Az-Zamen (AFP) – 18 people, including at least 10 children, were killed and 70 other wounded in twin suicide car bombs, one of them targeting the police station and the other a primary school in a Shi’ite Turkmen village near Tal ‘Afar, Iraq’s oldest district, near the Syrian Border, which is located within the strip were the Islamic Nation of Iraq controls all roads and villages.

The Mayor of the district Tal ‘Afar, Abdel ‘Aal Nabbas told the AFP that “suicide bombers driving two car bombs blew themselves up with a small time delay at the Police Station and the neighbouring primary school in the village.”

The city of Tal ‘Afar is situated on the Iraqi-Syrian border and the majority of residents are Turkmen Shi’ite, which has exposed this city to frequent similar bloody attacks.

He added that “the first suicide bomber burst into the police station in the named village. In the next few minutes the other suicide bomber driving a big truck burst into the primary school next to the police station blowing himself up.

He confirmed that “dozens of children were still under the rubble that had entirely collapsed upon them”. He referred to that all security agencies are on alert as we are currently seeing the worse crimes pass in Iraq’

Tens of members of security and civilian defence forces are working on excavating the children and the others trapped under the rubble.

The attacks come the day after 49 visiting Shi’ites were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up amongst them as they were heading to the shine of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad in north Baghdad. 12 other people were killed in a suicide bombing in a café north of the capital.

Article available here.

Translated by Robert Forster