Entries in Blast (3)


Ten Afghan Girls Killed in Blast; Two Injured

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least 10 girls were killed and two others injured in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.

The girls were collecting firewood in Nangarhar province when they hit a land mine, according to the spokesperson for the province's governor.  It is not clear if the mine was old or had been recently planted.

The girls belong to different families living close by in the area.

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US Consulate Vehicles Attacked in Pakistan

USGS [dot] gov(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) -- A two-vehicle convoy of the U.S. consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan was attacked Friday morning as the American officials were heading to work, according to U.S. embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez.

All of the officials survived the blast and are said to be safe.  One passerby, however, was killed when the vehicles were hit.

The explosion damaged one of the two consulate vehicles and destroyed the wall of a nearby house.

The cause of the blast stemmed from a bomb in a Suzuki van packed with about 120 pounds of explosives.  The U.S. embassy said it's investigating whether a motorcycle was also part of the attack.

It is not yet known who is responsible for the incident.

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Bomb Explodes Outside Athens Court Building; No One Injured

Photo Courtesy - Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty Images(ATHENS, Greece) -- Greece's capital was rocked by another explosion Thursday morning, leaving behind broken windows and at least eight burned-out cars, but no injuries.

A bomb hidden on a parked motorcycle ripped through an area just outside of a court building in Athens.  The blast sent up a cloud of smoke that could be seen across the city.

A warning was called in to several media outlets, which allowed people to clear out and avoid getting injured.

The explosion is believed to be linked to an upcoming trial involving a group of homegrown militant suspects.

At least a dozen suspected members of the anarchist collective known as the Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire are due to go on trial in mid-January.  The group is allegedly responsible for the series of parcel bombs that were sent to embassies in Greece last month.

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