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Yemen suicide attacks kill at least 45 army recruits

Toronto Star - ‎May 23, 2016‎
One suicide car bomber killed at least 20, while a second bomber on foot detonated an explosives vest at the other recruitment centre, killing at least 25.
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Suicide Attacks Hit 2 Syrian Cities in Assad Stronghold, Killing Scores

New York Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Noah Bonsey, a Syria analyst with the International Crisis Group, said the Islamic State appeared to be carrying out such high-profile suicide attacks against government forces and their supporters to show that it was still strong despite territorial ...
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Kabul suicide bombing: Taliban attack kills eleven in Afghan capital during morning rush hour

The Independent - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Eleven people were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted rush hour traffic in Kabul today, including a bus full of judiciary department employees.
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killing of Mullah Mansoor may lead to more fighting, suicide attacks: Noor

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Ata Mohd Noor The acting provincial governor of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan Ata Mohammad Noor has said the killing of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor may lead to more fighting and suicide attacks in coming weeks.

Iraq Honors Policeman Who Stopped Would-Be Suicide Bomber

ABC News - ‎17 hours ago‎
Iraq has honored a police officer who stopped a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint in a northern Baghdad neighborhood this week.

Yemen Suicide Attacks Kill 45

DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A pair of suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State militants killed at least 45 people in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday, security officials said.
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Teen kidnapped, trained to be suicide bomber by Boko Haram escapes in military raid

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 25, 2016‎
She said she and many other girls were trained to be suicide bombers. "They took us two times every week and gave us lessons on how to detonate bombs.
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Taliban leader supervising suicide attacks killed in Helmand airstrike

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A statement by MoD said Qari Fida was actively involved in planning and coordinating suicide attacks. The statement further added that the two other top Taliban leaders have been identified as Mullah Muhajir and Mullah Nemtullah who were the ...

Desperate Isis resorting to suicide attacks

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Isis has returned to a sustained programme of suicide bombings in an attempt to offset its dwindling fortunes on the battlefield, US officials believe.
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Nearly one in five suicide bombers used by Boko Haram is now a child – UN

UN News Centre - ‎May 16, 2016‎
16 May 2016 - The number of children used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers up tenfold over the past year, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported, also warning that the group's gunmen continue to carry out attacks on civilian and military ...
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Islamic State Shifts Tactics, From War-Fighting to Suicide Bombing

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 13, 2016‎
As Islamic State loses territory in the grinding war in the Middle East, it is turning to less elaborate but lethal direct attacks on civilian targets such as this past week's series of deadly suicide bombings in Iraq. In three straight days of ...
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Brother of Brussels suicide bomber set for Rio Olympics

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Older brother Najim, 24, was one of two suicide bombers who blew himself up at Brussels Airport on March 22. The attacks, including another suicide bomber on the city's metro, killed 32 people. Mourad, aged 21, is listed among Belgium's 185-strong ...
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Islamic State: Warnings terror group will send out more suicide bombers as battlefield losses mount

ABC Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
"The surge in suicide bombings and suicide attacks, as we have seen since November last year will continue and probably increase - not only in quantity, but also in quality.
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Brother of Brussels suicide bomber to compete for Belgium at Olympics

Daily Star - ‎May 25, 2016‎
THE brother of the one of the twisted Brussels suicide bombers is to compete in martial arts at Rio 2016. 0. By Simon Green / Published 25th May 2016.
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Suicide bomber attacks military convoy in Afghanistan, no US troops hurt

Fox News - ‎May 21, 2016‎
In a reminder of the dangers US troops still face in Afghanistan, a US military convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber on Saturday morning and "heavily damaged," an armored vehicle, a Kabul-based US military spokesman tells Fox News.

Suicide Attack in Syria's Qamishli Kills 5 - Reports

Sputnik International - ‎May 21, 2016‎
​Qamishli, which is located near the Syrian-Turkish border has often been the target of terror attacks: six people were killed on May 14 and another suicide blast took the lives of five more on April 30. Qamishli has been under control of both the ...
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Islamic State Yemen suicide bomber kills 25 police recruits: medics

Reuters - ‎May 15, 2016‎
ADEN A suicide bomber killed at least 25 new recruits inside a police compound in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla on Sunday in an attack claimed by Islamic State, medical and security sources said.
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A Week of Terror Attacks in

New York Times - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Terrorists killed more than 200 people in a surge of bombings across Baghdad over the past week. The attacks, many of them claimed by the Islamic State, targeted crowded markets and checkpoints.

Assessing The Risks Of Female Suicide Bombers

The Jewish Week - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Anat Berko is a member of the Knesset from the Likud Party who holds a doctorate in criminology and is a recognized terrorism expert. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had selected her for a Knesset seat in last year's election, has ...