Sunday, August 1, 2021

Tag: Blast

7 killed, 70 injured in Pakistan blast

A similar explosion took place in Karachi last week. (File photo: Reuters)

October 27 - major explosion at a madrassa has rocked a colony in Pakistan’s Peshawar. Local reports say at least seven people have died while 70 others have suffered injuries in the powerful blast at a madrassa in Dir Colony of Peshawar. "The blast took place in a madrassa where unknown people had planted explosives in a plastic bag," a ...

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Beirut explosion: Lebanon puts port officials under house arrest as investigation begins into blast

© Provided by Evening Standard The blast on Tuesday killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000, although officials say the death toll could rise further (AFP via Getty Images)

August 6 (Evening Standard) - Lebanon's Government has put all of its port security officials under arrest while investigators probe the deadly blast that killed more than 100 people and left thousands injured and homeless. The blast's death toll has risen to 135 people with 5,000 injured and 300,000 left homeless. The investigation is reportedly focusing on possible negligence in ...

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Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 100, injuring thousands

A view shows the aftermath at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

Beirut, August 5 (Reuters) - Lebanese rescue workers dug through rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise. Tuesday’s blast at port warehouses storing highly explosive material was the most powerful in years in Beirut, already reeling from an ...

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Massive blast in Beirut kills at least 10 people and injures hundreds

Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020. Reuters / Mohamed Azakir

Beirut, August 4 (Reuters) - A huge explosion near the centre of Beirut killed at least 10 people, injured hundreds and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse, witnesses and security sources said. The most powerful explosion to hit Beirut in years shook the ground, leaving some residents thinking an earthquake had struck. ...

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Four killed in Kabul mosque blast

Men inspect the site of a blast inside a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan June 12, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

June 13 (AFP) - Four people were killed after a blast ripped through a crowd during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul, Afghan officials said, in the latest attack on the city ahead of potential talks with insurgents. "Based on our initial information, at around noon explosives placed inside the mosque detonated during Friday prayers," interior ministry spokesman Tariq ...

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Five killed in suicide blast in Afghan capital

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Kabul, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed five people near a military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, the interior ministry said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack near the entrance to the government-run defense university, the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, at the beginning of the morning rush hour. “Five including three ...

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