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Suicide Attack Kills Two Outside Iranian Consulate in Pakistan

Date of Occurrence: February 23, 2014 Location: Peshawar, Pakistan Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 2 Injuries/Displaced: 12

A suicide bomber walked up to a checkpoint outside the Iranian Consulate inPeshawar and blew himself up when he was stopped to be questioned.  A group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.

Source:

Reuters

NYT

VOA News

Somali Presidential Compound Attacked by Al Qaeda Group

Date of Occurrence: February 21, 2014 Location: Mogadishu, Somali Event: Car Bombings and Gun Fight Fatalities: 17 Injuries/Displaced: unknown

A coordinated attack carried out by an al Qaeda-linked group attacked the Somali Presidential compound today.  Nine heavily armed al-Shabab militants used two car bombs, grenades, and guns to attack the compound. A heavy firefight ensued and all  nine militants were killed.  President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed during the attack.  Eight others died at the compound as a result of the attack.

Sources:

Voice of America

The World Post

Los Angeles Times

Over 100 Dead in Gunfire Clash in Ukraine

Date of Occurrence: February 20, 2014 Location: Kiev, Ukraine Event: Gunfire exchange at anti-government protest Fatalities: 100 Injuries/Displaced: 500

Intense gunfire at Kiev’s Independence Square was exchanged on Thursday resulting in over 100 fatalities and over 500 injuries just hours after a cease-fire truce.  This would make this the deadliest day  at Independence Square where of anti-government protests have been ongoing since November 2013.

Source:

cnn.com

New York Times