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Suicide attacks in Islamabad target district court

Date of Occurrence: March 3, 2014 Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Event: Suicide Attack Fatalities: 11 Injuries/Displaced: 25

At least six gunmen entered a district court complex in Islamabad’s legal district on Monday and launched a gun and suicide bomb attack killing 11 and wounding 25.  The attack started around 9:00 am with gunfire and was followed by twin suicide blasts.  Attackers were seen firing at random into the complex and launching grenades before escaping into the city.  The two suicide attacks targeted specific offices within the complex.   This attack was the largest in five years and came just after the government and the biggest militant coalition had announced a ceasefire.

Police at the site of the bombing. (Reuters)

 

 

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The Guardian

Afghan Intelligence Foil Coordinated Suicide Attack

Date of Occurrence: March 1, 2014 Location: Helmand Province Event: Suicide Attack Foiled Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 0

Militants attempting to carry out a suicide attack using vehicle and motorcycle explosive attacks.  Afghan officials seized one vehicle and three motorcycles.  In addition, they seized several suicide vests, a rocket launcher, and several other weapons.  Intelligence experts stated that the attackers were planning on attacking presidential campaigns in the city of Lashkargah.

 

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Khaama Press

27 Killed by Knife Wielding Gang at China Train Station

Date of Occurrence: March 1, 2014 Location: Kunming Station in Yunnan Province Event: Knife Attack Fatalities: 27 Injuries/Displaced: 113

Over 113 people were injured in what police are calling a terrorist attack at the Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan Province.  At least 5 assailants were shot by police at the scene.  No groups have claimed responsibility at this point.

Police Investigate crime scene at railway station.

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