The World In Peril: August 7th – August 13th 2016 

Afghanistan

Market blast kills two, wounds 15 in north Afghanistan

Congo

Congo rebels kill at least eight civilians in mounting ethnic violence

Mali

One U.N. peacekeeper killed, four wounded in north Mali mine attack

Five Malian soldiers found drowned after Islamist attack

Nigeria

Gunmen dressed as priests kill three soldiers in Nigeria’s Delta: military source

Pakistan

Bomb targeting mourners at Pakistan hospital kills at least 10 

Blast wounds 13 in Pakistani city on edge after huge suicide attack

Thailand

Thailand rocked by 11 bombs in one day

Turkey

Militants kill two soldiers in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast

Three soldiers killed, 10 wounded in attack in Turkey’s southeast: sources

Bomb hits police vehicle in southeast Turkey, more than 10 wounded: sources

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The World In Peril: July 24th – July 30th

I am adding this weekly segment to the Depraved Indifference after reflecting on how ignorant we can become to what is happening around us in world affairs.  There are multiple hot spots around the world that create an incredible amount of violence and destruction.  And while it is not an attractive topic, it is an important one.  So each Sunday I will give you a cumulative view of the world’s destructive tendencies.

I am just sharing news stories at this juncture as there is very little narrative that I could add that would enhance the story.

Iraq:

21 killed in Baghdad suicide blast, weeks after deadliest in years

Mortar, bombing in Baghdad kill six, including four children

Mexico:

Mexican mayor, four others killed at public meeting

Saudi Arabia:

Five Saudi border guards killed in clashes in south: TV

Somalia:

At least 12 killed in twin suicide bombings near Mogadishu airport 

Syria:

Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria city: monitors, state TV

Turkey:

Two Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kurdish southeast: sources