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Suicide Attack in Ramadi, Iraq Target Security Checkpoint

Date of Occurrence: April 16, 2014 Location: Ramadi & Fallujah, Iraq Event: Suicide Attacks Fatalities: 36 Injuries/Displaced: 53

Two suicide attacks in Ramadi killed eight people (5 soldiers, 3 police officers) as their vehicles were rammed and detonated at security checkpoints leading to a command post.  At least 14 were wounded.  At other checkpoints around Ramadi, gunmen attacks and suicide bombers killing 7 and wounding six others.  Additional deaths on Wednesday were caused by airstrikes, artillery rounds, and other events in Fallujah and Baghdad.

Source:

Fox News

Xinhuanet

Suicide Bomber Targets Army Checkpoint in Iraq

Date of Occurrence: April 13, 2014 Location: Kirkuk, Iraq Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 16 Injuries/Displaced: 27

Sixteen people died and twenty-seven were injured from two separate attacks in Mosul and Kirkuk.   The first targeted an army and police patrol as it passed through a busy commercial area, while the second occurred at a security checkpoint.

Sources:

Al Jazeera

Fox News

 

Explosion at Bus Station in Nigeria

Date of Occurrence: April 14, 2014 Location: Nyaynyan, Abuja Event: Bombing Fatalities: 71 Injuries/Displaced: 124

A large vehicle bomb was set off at a Nigerian bus station on the edge of the capital city of Abuja killing 71 and wounding 124.  The bomb exploded around 7:00 am and destroyed over 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as fuel tanks were ignited from the blast.

Sources:

Fox News

Reuters

Al Jazeera