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Car bomb detonated at Bogota National Police Academy kills at least 9, injures 22

Date of Occurrence: 17th January 2019 Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 9 Injuries/Displaced: 22

A car bomb was detonated at the General Santander National Police Academy in Bogota, Colombia, killing at least 9 and injuring 22. Witnesses say the car was stopped at a checkpoint before speeding off and crashing into a wall at which point the bomb was detonated. It is unknown who carried out the attack. 

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BBC

NBC

The Guardian

19 killed in suicide bombing at restaurant in Syria, 4 US troops among the dead

Date of Occurrence: 16th January 2019 Location: Manbij, Syria Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 19 Injuries/Displaced: 3

A suicide bombing in Manbij, Syria killed 19 people, including 4 US troops. The attack targeted a patrol in the city, locals say troops often stopped to eat at the restaurant while patrolling. US troops have been stationed in Manbij supporting local forces since 2016 when it was liberated from ISIS control.

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NY Times

CNN

CNBC

Militant raid on upscale Nairobi hotel compound leaves at least 15 dead and dozens injured

Date of Occurrence: 15th January 2019 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Event: Complex Attack Fatalities: 15 Injuries/Displaced: 25

Heavily armed gunmen attacked and laid siege for hours the DusitD2 compound in Nairobi, killing at least 15 and wounding more than 25. The compound consists of upscale hotels, restaurants and shops.  The attack began with a blast at a bank inside the compound, destroying 3 vehicles, followed by a suicide bomb detonated in the foyer of the Dusit Hotel. Witnesses say attackers then began to scale the gate before launching their assault. Gunfire continued throughout the day, with the all clear being given in the early hours the next day. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. Over 700 people were evacuated by security forces.

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CNN

BBC

Business Insider