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Two families staged Indonesian suicide bombings: police

Surabaya, Indonesia, May 14, 2018 (AFP) – A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia’s second city Surabaya on Monday, police said, a day after a deadly wave of attacks on churches staged by another family. The spate of bombings …

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Indonesia church attacks kill nine, dozens wounded

Surabaya, Indonesia, May 13, 2018 (AFP) – A wave of blasts, including a suicide bombing, struck churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least nine and wounding dozens of others in the deadliest attack in years to strike the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. The Southeast Asian nation, which will begin …

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Amir condoles over attacks in Egypt – 11 killed

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Friday sent a cable of condolences to Egyptian President Abdelfatah el-Sisi over the victims of two “terrorist” attacks in North Sinai and Cairo. In the cable, His Highness the Amir said the two terrorist acts, which …

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Warplanes carry out strikes on Libya’s Derna

Security chief moved BENGHAZI, Libya, May 29, (RTRS): Warplanes launched three air strikes on the eastern Libyan city of Derna on Monday, a witness said, an apparent continuation of Egyptian raids on the city that began last week after militants ambushed a bus and killed Egyptian Christians. There was no …

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Copt survivors recount horror

CAIRO, May 28, (Agencies): Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. The videos surfaced on social media networks on …

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Amir condoles Coptic deaths – Egypt hits bases in Libya

CAIRO, May 27, (Agencies): Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians. On Friday, Egyptian fighter jets struck eastern Libya just …

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Militia clashes in Tripoli kill 52 – Group seizes jail holding ex-Gaddafi officials

TRIPOLI, May 27, (AFP): Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government said Saturday that 52 of its fighters were killed as they repelled rival militias in fierce clashes in the capital Tripoli. Apart from sporadic gunfire in southern Tripoli, calm returned to the city on Saturday, the first day of the …

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Church bomb trial for 48

CAIRO, May 21, (AFP): Egyptian authorities have referred 48 suspected Islamic State group members to military trial over three deadly church bombings, the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Sunday. Of the 48 suspects, 31 are in custody and 17 still at large, it said. IS claimed responsibility …

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Egypt arrests four over church bombing – 11 people still in hospital

CAIRO, Jan 5, (Agencies): Egyptian police have arrested four people in connection with the bombing that killed dozens of Christians at Cairo’s Coptic Christian cathedral last month, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. At least 25 people, mostly women and children, were initially killed when a bomb exploded in a …

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Egypt church attack prompts fears of a militant insurgency – Attempt to enflame sectarian divisions

CAIRO, Dec 17, (AP): When a suicide bomber blew himself up in a Cairo church a week ago, it marked a bloody escalation by Egypt’s jihadi militants, raising fears that an insurgency which for years largely focused on fighting in the Sinai and killing policemen may now turn to unleash …

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