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Suicide Car Bomb Targets US Convoy in Kabul, Kills 4 Bystanders and Injures 4 US Troops

Date of Occurrence: 31st May 2019 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 4 Injuries/Displaced: 4

A convoy of US and NATO forces was targeted by a suicide car bomber, killing 4 bystanders and injuring at least 4 troops.  The attack follows days of peace talks between US, NATO, Afghan leaders and the Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the attack. No elected Afghan officials were present at the talks, but several notable figures including members of a government appointment peace council were.


Al Jazeera

Washington Post

13 Injured by Package Bomb in Lyon

Date of Occurrence: 24th May 2019 Location: Lyon, France Event: Bombing Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 13

A package bomb was detonated in front of a bakery in the historical city center of Lyon, France injuring up to 13 people. Police have reported the bomb was left by a passing cyclist and filled with “screws or bolts”.




Al Arabiya

Suicide Bombing Kills 9 in Mogadishu, Targeted Convoy of Somali Officials

Date of Occurrence: 22nd May 2019 Location: Mogadishu, Somalia Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 9 Injuries/Displaced: 13

A suicide car bomb was detonated at a checkpoint outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu, killing at least 9 and injuring 13. Among the dead is the former Somali foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye. The attack was claimed by Al-Shabab, who reportedly targeted a convoy of of officials and legislators.


AP News

Al Jazeera