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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Blast

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Four killed in bomb attack at luxury Pakistan hotel where Chinese ambassador was staying
The motive behind the attack in Quetta is as yet unclear.
Possible human remains found after 'intentional' explosion in downtown Nashville
A bomb exploded in downtown Nashville yesterday.
Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast
Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.
'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon
A large area of the Lebanese capital sits under rubble today following the blast less than 48 hours ago.
Department of Foreign Affairs fielding 'a number of calls' from Irish citizens following Beirut blast
Irish peacekeeping troops are also stationed in Lebanon but have all been accounted for and are ‘safe’.
Two injured in fresh explosion in Austin as police investigate series of parcel bombings
The head of police has warned residents not to touch any unexpected packages left at their homes.
'He gave silly instructions for everything, even in training. He was like a robot'
Former Man United midfielder Anderson has slammed his ex-boss Louis van Gaal.
Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history
Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.
18 people hurt in accidental explosion at French carnival
Three of the injured were children.
At least 38 killed in two separate Chinese coal mine blasts
China is the world’s largest coal producer and deadly accidents are common.
At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city
An official said it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause of the blast.
1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district
The latest blast struck late last night outside a hotel in Pattani, a southern province battered by a long-running rebellion.
Brussels re-opening delayed as airport police strike over security
The police union says safety concerns have not been addressed.
At least 34 dead as Islamic State claims attack on Brussels
A manhunt is on for at least one suspect.
Ankara bombing: 37 confirmed dead after blast at busy transport hub
The attackers are said to have deliberately targeted the bus stop.
Woman suffers burn injuries after toilet explodes
The explosion’s believed to have been caused by a build-up of methane.
Man found alive just 50 metres from epicentre of massive China blast
Residents around the explosion site have been evacuated now after highly-poisonous sodium cyanide was found
Watch: You probably don't want to be this close to an exploding fireworks factory
One person was reportedly injured in the blast
Bungling thief caught on camera trying to blow up ATM... and knocking himself over
The man lost his hat and flip-flops in the blast.
Explosion at crowded shopping centre kills 21 in Nigerian capital
Another 17 people were injured in the blast.
At least 21 dead in bomb attack on World Cup viewing centre in Nigeria
The blast was the latest in a series at football viewing centres in Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram militants.
Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens
The explosion came as Greece prepared to return to bond markets. No one was injured in the incident.
A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today
Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.
Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit
The French President is due to meet with the Pope for the first time later today amid deep divisions in France over issues like abortion and gay marriage.
Death toll continues to rise following suicide bombing at Pakistan military HQ
At least 13 people died, with 18 others wounded, just a day after one of the deadliest bomb attacks in recent years.
Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack
Simon Chase had been living in Limavady with his partner and children. It’s understood he was working with an EU police mission.
Explosion forces evacuation of busy Belfast retail district
The explosion occurred in the Cathedral Quarter, a busy retail district.
Irish troops in Syria return fire after being hit by "unknown blast"
An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol when their convoy was hit but none sustained any serious injuries.
Car bomb in Sinai region kills 10 soldiers, while blast in Cairo leaves 4 police injured
35 people were injured in the car bomb attack, while four police were wounded in the explosion in Cairo.
Bomb blast on bus in Russia kills 5 people
A further 17 people were injured in the blast.
Six dead, 26 hurt in Philippines bomb blast
The United States and other governments had earlier warned of a terror threat in the city.
No fatalities after massive Florida gas plant blasts
Massive blasts ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late last night.
At least 14 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast
Reports say the bomber was wearing a police uniform. A senior local politician is believed to have died in the blast.
Criminal probe launched in Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 14
Around 200 people were injured in the blast, which decimated the small town of 2,800 people.
Bomb in Pakistan kills 47, injures 200
The bomb exploded in Hazara town, an area dominated by Shiites on the outskirts of Quetta.
Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast
A total of 259 miners were working underground when the explosion went off at the Vorkutinskaya mine.
Blast at Mexico oil giant's headquarters kills 25
The company said the cause of the deadly incident was under investigation but it is thought it may have been a gas leak.
Exiles: O'Shea blasts ref as McCall signs on until 2015 with Saracens
The Harlequins director or rugby believes Quins’ referee on Sunday was out of his depth.
Afghanistan: Bomb blast at US military base
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed the bomber and three Afghans at the gate to the base.
One body found near oil rig in Gulf of Mexico after explosion
Two workers have been missing since the explosion and fire on the oil rig on Friday.