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Three dead, 20 injured as serial blasts rock Afghanistan's Jalalabad; explosives could be IEDs, says official
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Three dead, 20 injured as serial blasts rock Afghanistan's Jalalabad; explosives could be IEDs, says official

At least three people were killed and another 20 wounded in a series of blasts in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Monday

Sri Lanka: Explosives recovered from backyard of Welipenna mosque by special task force, police
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Sri Lanka: Explosives recovered from backyard of Welipenna mosque by special task force, police

Explosives were recovered from the backyard of a mosque at Welipenna on Friday night during a joint operation carried out by the Special Task Force and the police,

Sri Lanka blasts: Sirisena denies reports on Muslims fleeing parts of country, claims request for 'face veil' ban came from community leaders
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Sri Lanka blasts: Sirisena denies reports on Muslims fleeing parts of country, claims request for 'face veil' ban came from community leaders

President Maithripala Sirisena denied reports claiming that hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo and other parts of the country in the aftermath of the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka while claiming support from Muslim community in the 'face veil' ban

Road to Colombo's Carnage
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Road to Colombo's Carnage

Islam, Christianity and Colonialism collided with greed in the Indian Ocean, creating an ideological storm that is far from spent. Islam arrived on the island around 9CE, and local monarchs encouraged the traders to marry into the community. But the arrival of European powers in 1505 gave rise to the anti-Muslim hostility

Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives
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Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives

Sri Lanka has named the local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), as the chief suspect for the violence that has sparked local and international outrage.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj

Sri Lanka blasts live updates: The Kerala Chief Minister's office said that an Indian national was killed in the serial blasts that took place in Sri Lanka. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has extended assistance to the deceased's family, according to media reports.

Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'
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Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'

The blasts in Sri Lanka killed more than 160 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners - with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.

Sri Lanka blasts: Narendra Modi terms explosions barbaric; Sushma Swaraj says 'closely monitoring' situation in Colombo
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Sri Lanka blasts: Narendra Modi terms explosions barbaric; Sushma Swaraj says 'closely monitoring' situation in Colombo

The first explosions in Sri Lanka were reported at St Anthony's Shrine, a church in Colombo and St Sebastian's Church in the town of Negombo just outside the capital.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts: 207, including at least 27 foreigners, killed in multiple explosions in churches and hotels
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts: 207, including at least 27 foreigners, killed in multiple explosions in churches and hotels

Shortly after those blasts in the churches of Sri Lanka were reported, police confirmed three hotels in the capital had also been hit, along with a church in the town of Batticalao, in the east of the country.

SC allows Bengaluru blasts accused Abdul Maudany to attend son's wedding after hearing plea
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SC allows Bengaluru blasts accused Abdul Maudany to attend son's wedding after hearing plea

The Supreme Court Monday allowed PDP leader Abdul Nazir Maudany, facing trial in the 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case, to visit his home state Kerala to attend his son's wedding

Bengaluru 2008 blasts accused Abdul Maudany seeks SC's intervention to attend son's wedding
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Bengaluru 2008 blasts accused Abdul Maudany seeks SC's intervention to attend son's wedding

The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear on 31 July a plea by Kerala's PDP leader Abdul Nazir Maudany, facing trial in the 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case, for visiting his home state to attend his son's wedding

Borussia Dortmund bus attack: Detained 'Islamist' suspect cleared over blasts
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Borussia Dortmund bus attack: Detained 'Islamist' suspect cleared over blasts

"The investigation has not found evidence that the suspect took part," the prosecutors' office said in a brief statement about the Dortmund bus attack.

Borussia Dortmund bus attack: No evidence linking detained 'Islamist' suspect to blasts, say prosecutors
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Borussia Dortmund bus attack: No evidence linking detained 'Islamist' suspect to blasts, say prosecutors

In a statement on Thursday, the prosecutors acknowledged: "The investigation has not found evidence that the suspect took part in the attack."

Court allows use of 'secondary evidence' in Malegaon blasts trial
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Court allows use of 'secondary evidence' in Malegaon blasts trial

The special court for NIA cases here today allowed the prosecution to rely on 'secondary evidence' in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, as some of the important documents were not available with the investigating agency.

From Charlie Hebdo to Brussels blasts: How Europe was shaken by 15 months of terror attacks
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From Charlie Hebdo to Brussels blasts: How Europe was shaken by 15 months of terror attacks

Brussels attack is just the latest of a series of terror attacks. Here is a timeline of the major terror attacks which took place in Europe since 2015.

Blast in Mogadishu: Car bomb kills four outside police academy in Somali capital
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Blast in Mogadishu: Car bomb kills four outside police academy in Somali capital

Three police officers and one civilian were killed in a car bombing outside a police academy in Mogadishu, a police commander said, and a spokesman for an Islamic extremist group said it repelled an attack by international forces

Blast blows hole in plane over Somalia, emergency landing made
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Blast blows hole in plane over Somalia, emergency landing made

A blast on a passenger airplane punched a hole in the side of the fuselage soon after take off from the airport at Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said Wednesday.

Repeated exposure to war zone blasts may alter brain permanently, says new study
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Repeated exposure to war zone blasts may alter brain permanently, says new study

US military members who are exposed to repeated blasts in a war zone may suffer permanent damage in parts of the brain that lend emotional stability, said a study on Wednesday.

Five attackers, 2 civilians killed, 10 injured after multiple blasts in Jakarta
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Five attackers, 2 civilians killed, 10 injured after multiple blasts in Jakarta

Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area in Indonesia's capital and waged gunbattles with police Thursday, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise buildings.

Jakarta attacks: Series of bomb explosions, gun battle rocks Indonesian capital
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Jakarta attacks: Series of bomb explosions, gun battle rocks Indonesian capital

At least three suicide bombers exploded themselves in a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta on Thursday while two gunmen attacked a police post nearby