A gas pipeline blast in Germany has killed one person and injured 11 others. The conflagration resulted in 200-meter tall flames that were captured from all angles by local residents who were lucky enough to escape the inferno.
In a desperate battle for the Islamic State-besieged Syrian border town of Kobane, a Kurdish woman has reportedly used tactics usually employed by radical Islamist militants, blowing herself up to kill several jihadists.
At least five police officers were killed and another 12 sustained injuries in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya as they attempted to detain a suspected suicide bomber. The young man detonated an improvised explosive when police attempted to search him.
US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria.
Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for a Cairo bomb attack that killed at least three policemen and injured several others. Officials say that one of those killed was a key witness in the trial of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
Chilean capital is on high alert after three explosions struck the country, causing injuries. Authorities say they are seeking help from foreign security agencies in identifying those responsible for the blasts.
A powerful explosion heard from kilometers away has rocked a chemical plant near Bremen, in northern Germany. At least one person has reportedly been injured while the plant buildings sustained “serious damage,” first responders say.