Taliban cleric killed in blast in Kabul – officials

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Prominent Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul when the attacker detonated explosives hidden in a plastic artificial leg on Thursday, according to officials and Taliban sources. “Very sadly informed that a respected cleric (Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani) was martyred in a cowardly … Read more

WW2 bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po

BORGO VIRGILIO, Italy, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Heatwaves sweeping Europe this summer have brought not just record high temperatures and scorched fields: the drought-stricken waters of Italy’s River Po are running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb. Military experts defused and carried out a controlled explosion on Sunday of the … Read more

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

A general view of a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. … Read more

Firefighters battle out-of-control blaze at Berlin ammunitions dump

BERLIN, Aug 4 (Reuters) – More than 100 firefighters on Thursday battled a fire at an ammunition dump in western Berlin, using water cannons and an army robot to try to contain the blaze that had triggered explosions and was still spreading, officials said. The fire service set up a perimeter zone 1,000 meters (0.6 … Read more

Ukraine bombs Russian forces in drive to retake south

Ukraine tries to disrupt supply lines, bombs bridges Targets Russian forces with air strikes ‘Crucial’ details being worked out for grain shipments -UN July 29 (Reuters) – Ukraine stepped up its drive to retake Russian-controlled southern Ukraine by trying to bomb and isolate Russian troops in hard-to-resupply areas. In a Thursday night address, President Volodymyr … Read more

Oath Keeper brought explosives to D.C. ahead of Jan. 6 attack, prosecutor says

Members of the Oath Keepers provide security during the Patriots Day Free Speech Rally in Berkeley, California, US April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) – A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group brought explosives to the Washington, DC, area ahead of the … Read more

Explosion rocks Georgia Guidestones, dubbed ‘America’s Stonehenge’

July 6 (Reuters) – A peculiar granite monument that some has dubbed “America’s Stonehenge” but a conservative politician condemned as “Satanic” was turned down on Wednesday by authorities in rural Georgia hours after it was heavily damaged in a bombing by vandals. Investigators from several law enforcement agencies converged on the site 100 miles (161 … Read more

Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist

George Degiorgio confesses to crime in interview from jail Says he will implicate others in assassination plot Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in 2017 VALLETTA, July5 (Reuters) – The man accused of saying detonating a car bomb that killed a prominent Maltese journalist has confessed to the crime in an interview with a Reuters … Read more

Two gunmen killed, six officers wounded in shootout at Canadian bank

SAANICH, British Columbia, June 28 (Reuters) – Canadian police shot dead two men and six officers were wounded during a gunfight at a bank in British Columbia on Tuesday, and nearby homes were evacuated after the discovery of a possible explosive device, police said . Emergency response team members arrived on the scene at the … Read more

Attack on Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital kills two

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) – An attack on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship. Gray smoke billowed over the area in images aired by domestic broadcaster … Read more