AFP - World stock markets mainly climbed on Friday as investors awaited more key US earnings news and economic data but share prices slid in Jakarta, scene of twin fatal bomb blasts blamed on terrorism.
The best clues to the identity of terrorists who planted bombs at the Boston Marathon lie in the explosive devices themselves.
Monday night the FBI said it was too soon to say whether domestic or foreign attackers were responsible for the twin bombs that caused chaos and devastation.
But Fred Burton, vice president of intelligence at Strategic Forecasting in Austin, Texas, said forensic scientists would glean plenty of information from the bomb remnants.
Twin bomb blasts at a crowded supermarket killed at least 15 people and injured more than 60 in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar late on Saturday, police said.The explosions took place in the Khyber Super Market, which is surrounded by residential flats for students, shops, a fruit juices kiosk and a hotel."At least 15 people were killed and more than 60 injured in the blasts," senior local police official Ijaz Khan told AFP, saying the blasts were just four minutes apart.
Scenes of panic reminiscent of 9/11 followed the two explosions at the Boston Marathon as police ordered marathoners and pedestrians to run from the scene and others looked down on the carnage of dismembered bodies from surrounding buildings.
Sandra Sukstorf, an Assistant Judge Advocate General with the Canadian Forces, was in a hotel room overlooking the finish line and tried to evacuate after the blasts but was ordered back inside, where she watched the triage response and the removal of bodies.
Twin bomb blasts rocked a sports centre in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday, killing one person and wounding at least eight people, security and medical officials said.The explosions came within around 10 minutes of each other in a residential district of the city, which is to host part of the 20th Gulf Football Championship due to kick off next month.Residents said the blasts were heard more than a kilometre (more than half a mile) away.
Twin blasts rocked northern Moscow on Friday in an attack that left no casualties but appeared part of a campaign against targets linked to the powerful Federal Security Service (FSB).The two bombs -- one left on top of an outdoor garage and the other left in a metal garbage container -- went off outside a building housing FSB employees and their families, police sources told Russian news agencies."The blasts went off one after the other," Interfax quoted a police spokesman as saying. "Each bomb had the blast equivalent of about 150 grammes of TNT."
Bomb blasts at a prison and a court rocked two Greek cities in less than 24 hours in a warning that militants still pose a threat to the debt-stricken country battling a devastating economic crisis.The blasts came as Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan began a landmark trip to Athens Friday promising a "new era" in ties between the longtime rivals, but police ruled out any link between the visit and the attacks.