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Deadly bombing hits Yemen police

July 11th, 2012 Comments off

At least eight people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the police academy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, officials say.
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Suicide attack targets Yemen army

May 21st, 2012 Comments off

At least 63 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by al-Qaeda on soldiers in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, security sources say.
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Syria ‘foils suicide bomb attack’

May 11th, 2012 Comments off

Syria foils an attempted suicide car bomb attack in the northern city of Aleppo, state TV says, a day after massive blasts in the capital Damascus.
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Deadly attacks hit Iraqi cities

February 19th, 2012 Comments off

At least 18 people die in a suicide bomb attack near a police academy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with more attacks reported in the city of Baquba.
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Suicide bomber kills 53 in Iraq

January 15th, 2012 Comments off

At least 53 people were killed and over 135 wounded in a suicide bomb attack which targeted Shiite pilgrims in Iraq's Basra city Saturday as hundreds of thousands of Shiites converged in the holy city
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Iraq suicide attack kills dozens

January 14th, 2012 Comments off

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi city of Basra, Iraqi police and security sources say.
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17 killed, including 4 US soldiers, in suicide bomb attack on NATO in Kabul

October 31st, 2011 Comments off

“… The attack also killed five Nato service members, including one Canadian and four American soldiers, six other civilian contractors and four Afghans.The two dead Britons worked for Fluor Corp., a construction and engineering company based in Texas, that has several contracts with Nato.…”

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Iraqis Hold Funerals for Suicide Bomb Victims

August 30th, 2011 Comments off

Iraqis are holding funerals for some of the 28 people killed in Sunday's suicide bomb attack at the largest Sunni mosque in Baghdad.
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Police targeted in Iraq violence

August 26th, 2011 Comments off

At least 13 people are killed in a series of separate attacks across Iraq, including a suicide bomb attack near a Shia mosque in Basra.
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Stumbling into a proxy war with Iran in Afghanistan

July 21st, 2010 Comments off

In the RFI/ here

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki delivered a speech yesterday that underscores a risk we have been highlighting recently, namely, that the present direction of U.S. policy is raising the risks of renewed civil war in Afghanistan, which would simultaneously be a regional “proxy war” between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, on one side, and Iran, on the other.

Mottaki spoke in Kabul at the international conference on Afghanistan. Western media coverage of Mottaki’s address tended to be rather superficial, focusing on it being longer than other speeches at the conference. But Mottaki’s remarks were substantively important….

It is important to understand Mottaki’s speech from an Iranian perspective. The Foreign Minister’s address comes less than a week after a lethal suicide bomb attack at a Shi’a mosque in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan—an attack for which the Sunni extremist/Baluchi separatist group Jundallah claimed credit.

Iran has long charged that the United States supports Jundallah’s anti-Iranian terrorist activities. (Interestingly, the Obama Administration considered but then pointedly declined to designate Jundallah as a foreign terrorist organization in 2009.) Tehran has also suggested that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia—two of the Islamic Republic’s leading regional antagonists—support Jundallah.

With regard to the Zahedan attack, however, Iranian state media, see here, have reported that “the group is unlikely to have carried out the attack since it was effectively disbanded after [its leader, Abdolmalek] Rigi was executed in Iran last month.” Rather, Iranian media suggest that “extremist Wahhabis and Salafis trained by U.S. intelligence agents in Pakistan are believed to have carried out the bombings.”….

In this context, Mottaki’s remarks in Kabul take on a special—and ominous—significance.

–Past conversations with the Foreign Minister and more recent exchanges with senior Iranian diplomats indicate that, as a matter of policy, the Islamic Republic continues to oppose the Taliban’s participation in Afghanistan’s government. Mottaki’s observations in Kabul about observing the constitution signal that Tehran is opposed to modifying the constitution to facilitate the creation of power-sharing arrangements between the Karzai government and the Taliban. …”

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