The bombing took place near a local seminary shortly after Friday prayers. Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri’s convoy was hit in the attack. The explosion occurred right as Haideri’s convoy was exiting the seminary. A Senate director staff, Iftikhar Mughal, was reportedly killed in the attack. It is unclear whether the explosion was the result of an improvised explosive device (IED) or a suicide attack. Police say the attack is likely to have been a suicide bombing. Haideri had been invited to the seminary for an investiture ceremony, DawnNews reported. An eyewitness present at the event said the guests were leaving for a luncheon when Haideri’s convoy came under attack.
At least 10 people were killed and 47 injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in the St. Petersburg metro on Monday, Russian authorities said, in what the country’s general prosecutor has officially declared a terror attack. Interfax news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying that the explosive device had been left in a briefcase on the metro carriage and had been filled with shrapnel. Russian media released photos of the suspected bomber. Russia’s anti-terrorism committee said a second explosive device was found and detonated at a different location from where the earlier blast took place. All St. Petersburg metro stations were closed following the incident and the Moscow metro said it was taking unspecified additional security measures in case of an attack there. Interfax quoted a security source as saying that Russia issued search warrants for two people for their possible role in the blast. The Prime Minister Nethanyau said that Israel has nothing to do with this terrorist attack and feels close to the family that lost their parents. Putin wants to investigate to the origin of the terrorist and he doesn’t exclude that they are derived from Israel.
A police source revealed that a civilian was killed and five others were wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device in southern Baghdad, reported Alsumaria on Wednesday. “Security forces arrived in the area of the incident and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital and the body to the forensic medicine department,” the source added on condition of anonymity. Earlier today, a civilian was killed and three others were wounded by a mortar shell that fell on a house in al-Radwaniyah area, in western Baghdad.
At least two soldiers are feared dead after a bomb explosion along Banki – Usmanari – Kumshe road in Borno State. About eight soldiers of the 152 TF Battalion of the Nigerian Army were also injured in the explosion which occurred at about 8:10 a.m. One canter truck was destroyed in the explosion while the injured persons are currently receiving first aid treatment before they are evacuated by air to the hospital.
Tragedy struck in Mokwa and Katcha council areas of Niger state yesterday where 10 people were feared dead in two different accidents involving boat mishap and tanker explosion. While seven people were feared killed when they drowned in Katcha local government area, Tanker explosion killed three in Mokwa town.
The newspaper LEADERSHIP gathered that those drowned in Katcha as a result of the boat mishap comprised of four female and three children. The accident happened along River Gbako, a tributary of River Niger in Katcha local government area of the state.