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Bomb Attack Kills Officer, Injures Another In Southern Thai

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BANGKOK – Insurgents detonated a roadside bomb to ambush a team of rangers in southern Thai province of Narathiwat on Monday morning, in which one ranger was killed and another seriously injured, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported. The killed is identified as 25-year-old Anan Wichienthong and the injured is Yutthana Thongyen, who is being treated…

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Four Thai Soldiers Killed As Homemade Bomb Goes Off

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  PATTANI – A homemade bomb exploded on the Tebing-Saiburi road yesterday, killing four Thai soldiers on patrol in the restive Pattani province, according to a military spokesman. Five other soldiers and a civilian were injured in the incident that occurred at 6.10 am (7.10 am Malaysian time), said Col Pramote Prom-in, spokesman for the…

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Thousands Evacuated After Bomb Threats In Moscow

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MOSCOW: More than 15,000 people were evacuated Wednesday from several shopping centres, universities and train stations in Moscow after a series of bomb threats, Russian media reported. A source in the emergency services told state-run TASS news agency that over 30 prominent locations including the famed GUM shopping centre on Red Square were temporarily emptied…

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Sandakan Roads To Be Closed For Bomb Disposal

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SANDAKAN – Certain roads would be closed for a World War II bomb to be defused at the field next to the Road Transport Department (JPJ) premises here today. Sandakan District police chief ACP Mohd Azhar Mohd Hamin said the disposal would be carried out from 3 pm till 4 pm. The affected roads are Jalan Lintas Utara from Bulatan Nasalim till Bulatan Helang and Jalan…

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Nurse Finds Bomb Taped To Her Car

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SHAH ALAM – A 27-year-old nurse went through an anxiety-filled experience after discovering that an improvised explosive device (IED) had been taped onto her car  in an incident in Kapar, last night. In the incident at about 10 pm, P. Janagi heard a weird sound from the back of her car while on the way home from her place…

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Thai Police Confirm Bomb Behind Bangkok Hospital Blast That Wounded 24

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BANGKOK – An explosion that ripped through a hospital in Bangkok on Monday (May 22) morning was caused by a bomb, Thai police said. The explosion, which injured 24 people, took place in a waiting room for retired officers at the Phramongkutklao Hospital, a military hospital in the heart of the capital. The officers were…

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5 Thai Border Policemen Injured In Bomb Attack Near Golok River

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NARATHIWAT – Five Thai border policemen were injured in a bomb attack in Kampung Tok Jamu, Nanak near Golok River at the Malaysia-Thai border at about 6 pm yesterday (local time). Takbai District police chief, Col Wacharapol Na Bakorn said the 20 kg-homemade bomb was believed to have been detonated by some individuals hiding across…

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‘Bomb In Bag’ Claim Gets Two Turkish Students Arrested

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ALOR SETAR – Two Turkish students were arrested after one of them uttered the words “bomb in the bag” while checking in their luggage at the Sultan Abdul Halim airport here. The students, a 23-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, were supposed to fly to Subang from Alor Setar on Tuesday night. Kota Setar District…

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Hoax Bomb Threat At Wisma Bernama

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KUALA LUMPUR – Police confirmed that the package with a threat note found under the tree near the parking lot of Wisma Bernama at Jalan 1/65 A, Off Jalan Tun Razak here today, was not a bomb. Wangsa Maju District Police chief Supt Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said inspection conducted by the bomb squad from…

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U.S. Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ In Afghanistan – Pentagon

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WASHINGTON – The United States dropped “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear device it has ever unleashed in combat, on a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said. President Donald Trump touted the bombing as evidence of a more muscular U.S. foreign policy…

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Russia Metro Blast Suspect From Central Asia

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ST PETERSBURG – RUSSIA. The man suspected of killing 11 people in a St Petersburg train is in his early 20s and from Central Asia, Russian media report. At least 45 people were injured in the explosion between two underground stations on Monday afternoon. Another explosive device was found and made safe at a station…

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Dozens Of Police Officers Injured After Homemade Bomb Explodes In Colombia

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BOGOTÁ, Colombia – A homemade bomb that went off near a bullring here, caused injuries to dozens of police officers who were present to monitor a demonstration by animal rights activists. The authorities did not give a motive for the attack and said they had no evidence that it had anything to do with the…

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Nigeria: Babies Used In Suicide Bombings, Officials Warn

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Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, authorities warn. An attack in the town of Madagali on 13 January saw two women detonate their devices, killing themselves, two babies, and four others. They had passed a vigilante checkpoint, mistaken for civilians because they were carrying infants. Female…

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Police Find 4 Pipe Bombs In Raid On Drug Lab

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GEORGE TOWN – Police raided a mini drug laboratory and uncovered four pipe bombs at a house in Taman Minamah in Nibong Tebal on Thursday. State police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said a 34-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were detained during a raid on the semi-detached house at 11am. He said 18.35 grammes…

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Suspected Bomb Specialist Detained In Nibong Tebal

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GEORGE TOWN – A man, believed to be a bomb specialist, was detained with a female friend during a police raid at their rented house in Taman Minamah, Nibong Tebal near here yesterday. The 32-year-old man, with six previous records, is believed to specialise in making bombs that could be detonated using remote control, Penang…

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Suspected Bomb Specialist Detained In Nibong Tebal

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GEORGE TOWN – A man, believed to be a bomb specialist, was detained with a female friend during a police raid at their rented house in Taman Minamah, Nibong Tebal near here yesterday. The 32-year-old man, with six previous records, is believed to specialise in making bombs that could be detonated using remote control, Penang…

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Bomb Explosion Case At Movida Transferred To High Court

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PETALING JAYA – The Magistrate’s Court here today transferred the case of two men charged with committing terrorist act by throwing a hand grenade at an entertainment centre in Puchong last June to the Shah Alam High Court. Magistrate Zaki Asyraf Zubir made the decision after he was informed by deputy public prosecutor Fazeedah Faik…

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3 Policemen Killed, 2 Seriously Injured In Yala Bomb Blast

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YALA – Three policemen were killed and two others seriously injured when the two cars they were travelling in, were hit by an 80kg roadside bomb in Yala today. The incident at Kampung Lubok Kalo in Krong Pinang occurred about 11am (local time). Yala Province police chief, Maj Gen Ittipol Achariat-pradit said as soon as…

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One Killed, Three Injured In Railway Track Explosion In Pattani

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  PATTANI – A railway worker was killed and three other co-workers were injured when a train they were handling was hit by a bomb after passing the Nikom Khokpo station here yesterday. In the 5.45pm incident, the six-carriage train carrying 100 passengers was travelling from Sungai Golok to Hatyai when it was hit by…

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Philippine President Declares State Of Lawlessness In Mindanao

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  MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Saturday “state of lawlessness” in southern island of Mindanao following a deadly attack allegedly perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf Group in Davao City, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. In an interview with reporters, Duterte said his declaration of state of lawlessness “would require nationwide, well-coordinated efforts of…

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Bomb Blast: Philippine President Cancels Trip To Brunei

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  MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to cancel his trip to Brunei to focus on the security situation in Davao City where a powerful explosion killed 14 people and wounded almost 70 others on Friday night, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar announced on Saturday. Andanar said Duterte will still attend the Association…

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Thai Authorities Discover More Unexploded Bombs

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BANGKOK – Thai authorities uncovered more bombs in Hua Hin and Phuket today, as efforts were intensified to track down the culprits behind a series of bomb and arson attacks which occurred several days ago. Here, a worker stumbled on a suspicious-looking object covered in soil in a drain at the Lamsalee intersection near Huamak…

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Series Of Bomb, Arson Attacks “Clearly Connected”

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BANGKOK – Thai police believe the spate of bomb and arson attacks which struck several provinces, including popular tourist spots in recent days, were “clearly connected”. In the incidents, four people were killed and 35 others, including 10 foreign tourists were injured. Thai Police Deputy Chief, Gen Pongsapat Poncharoen said this when confirming the arrest…

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10 Bomb Ecplosions In Southern Thailand

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  NARATHIWAT – At least 10 bomb explosions were reported in the restive provinces of Narathiwat and Yala last night, barely 24 hours before Thailand holds its constitutional referendum today. Narathiwat police chief Maj Gen Pattanawut Angkanawin said the bomb blasts occurred between 7.30pm and 8pm at several locations but no injuries or fatalities were…

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Indonesian Couple’s ‘Bomb’ Joke Delays Penang-Jakarta Flight

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BALIK PULAU (Penang) – An Indonesian couple who joked that they had a bomb in their hand luggage paid for their folly which caused a two-hour delay of an AirAsia Indonesia flight from Penang to Jakarta yesterday. Kawan Tambunan, 48, and Wahyuningsih, 47, were arrested and charged in court today for criminal intimidation that resulted…

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Soldier’s Bomb Joke Leads To Arrest, Flight Cancellations

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  KUCHING: A soldier’s idea of a joke proved to be no laughing matter after he was arrested for making a bomb threat at the Kuching International Airport, which resulted in the cancellation of three flights yesterday. District police chief ACP Abang Ahmad Abang Julai said the 25-year-old local made the ‘threat’ at 10.15am while…

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Turkish PM Says First Signs In Istanbul Attack Point To IS

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ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday that early signs suggested the Islamic State (IS) group was behind a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul airport, as he announced the death toll in the attack had risen to 36. “According to the most recent information, 36 people have lost their lives,” Yildirim told journalists at…

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Najib: No Reports Of Malaysian Casualties In Turkey Blast

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PETALING JAYA: There have been no reports of Malaysian casualties in Wednesday’s deadly terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “So far, there have been no reports of any Malaysian casualties but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to monitor the situation closely,” he said in a…

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Car Bomb Explodes In Sungai Golok, Two Injured

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NARATHIWAT – A car bomb exploded in Sungai Golok town early today, injuring two members of the public who were near the location of the incident, according to police in Thailand’s restive southern province. Sungai Golok police chief, Col. Korn-art Suwannakam said the car was believed to be carrying 50 kg of bomb which exploded…

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Bomb Scare: Singapore Bound Aircraft Turn Back To Subang

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  PETALING JAYA – A Singapore-bound commercial flight had to turn back to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang here yesterday after the airport authority received a call claiming that there were explosives on board the aircraft. Petaling Jaya District Police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said the aircraft carrying 30 passengers and…

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