Iraq hangs 36 people convicted for mass killing of hundreds

Iraq said it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi’ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad two years ago. It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since Islamic State fighters took control of parts of northern and… Read More Iraq hangs 36 people convicted for mass killing of hundreds

Car bomb attack leaves 10 dead in Somalia

At least 10 people were killed when two suicide car bombers attacked the local government headquarters in Somalia’s Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, police said, and the militant al Shabaab group claimed the attack. “We have confirmed 10 people dead including civilians and security forces,” said Ali Ahmed, a police officer.… Read More Car bomb attack leaves 10 dead in Somalia

Dozens killed as suicide bomber attacks wedding venue in Turkey

At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the local governor’s office said. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was likely that Islamic State militants carried out the late-night attack, the… Read More Dozens killed as suicide bomber attacks wedding venue in Turkey