One killed in mortar barrage on Somali presidential compound

Insurgents in Somalia`s capital fired a barrage of mortar rounds on Thursday targeting the highly-fortified presidential palace and main government compound, killing a guard, security officials said.

Damascus mortar fire kills five: State media

Rebel mortar fire on a government-held district of Damascus killed five people Tuesday, state media said, as a car bomb killed one person in a pro-government area of third city Homs.

Pakistani mortar shell found in Tripura pond

A mortar shell, possibly used by the Pakistani army during the 1971 war with India, was recovered from a pond at Kamalasagar, a border village in Sipahijala district, the police said on Thursday.

Funerals of four slain Syrian children held

Funerals were held for four schoolchildren, who lost their lives a day earlier when a rebel mortar shell struck their minibus in a Christian-dominated district of Syria`s capital Damascus.

Mortar round hits Russia embassy compound in Damascus

A mortar round hit the compound of the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, a source at the embassy and an NGO said.

Vietnam War-era mortar shell blast kills 4 kids

A mortar shell left from the Vietnam War has exploded in a southern village, killing four children and seriously injuring five other people.

Suicide attack kills 8; mortar hits Afghan center

A suicide bomber killed eight people in a strike on Wednesday on the governor`s office in a northeastern province.

Four killed as mortar shell hits house in Pak

Four persons, including two
women, were killed when a mortar shell hit their house in
lawless Orakzai tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday,
sources said.