A suicide car bomb killed 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers today in a town north of Baghdad, authorities said, sparking a battle between security forces and fighters with the extremist Islamic State group.
A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi`ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said.
The 23-year-old Kalyan youth Areeb Majeed, who left his home to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Syria, has reportedly revealed during interrogation that he is a trained suicide bomber.
Taliban militants attacked a foreign guesthouse in central Kabul on Thursday, hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle in a blast that killed six people, triggering fears of spiralling unrest.
A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber disguised in school uniform killed 47 students in northeast Nigeria on Monday, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum.