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Terror attacks on the rise in Mali

Security is worsening in Mali with terror attacks on the rise, targeting UN peacekeepers, Malian troops, international forces and civilians, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned in a report on Tuesday. The threat from extremist groups has spread from northern Mali to the center of the West African country, complicating efforts to implement a peace deal […]
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2004: Islamic militants launch first attack in Nigeria

2004: Islamic militants launch first attack in Nigeria

On September 21, 2004, in northern Nigeria, Islamic militants fighting to create a Taliban-style state launched their first attacks, assaulting two police stations in the North-East and killing six people. Boko Haram, referred to by themselves as al-Wilyat al-Islmiyya Gharb Afrqiyyah, (Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP), and Jamat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l- (“Group of […]
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Two blasts hit Somalia’s security ministry

Two blasts hit Somalia’s security ministry

Two explosions rocked Somalia’s internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning, a police officer said, in the latest attack claimed by Shabaab militants. “There were two blasts targeting the internal security compound near parliament,” said Ibrahim Mohamed, a police commander, adding gunfire was continuing after the initial explosions. In a statement posted […] …

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over ‘sin’

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over ‘sin’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia’s reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his “sinful projects”, in a bulletin released Friday. Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive. “The new era of Bin Salman replaced mosques with movie […] …

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