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Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shiites marking Ashura

Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shiites marking Ashura

Oct 12, – The attack in the Afghan capital marked unravelling security as the resurgent Taliban continued to pressure Afghan forces, with hundreds of commandos sent to reinforce the provincial capital Lashkar Gah in the south. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, […]

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Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Paris attacks ‘mastermind’ killed in police raid

Nov 19, – Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in Wednesday’s assault by elite police units on an apartment in northern Paris, which left at least two people dead. The Islamic State jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris attacks was killed during a major police raid, prosecutors confirmed Thursday, as French lawmakers voted to extend a state […]

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2 dead, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

2 dead, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

Nov 18, – There was no clear information on the fate of the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Gunfire and explosions shocked already-jittery residents of a Paris suburb awake Wednesday as police raided an apartment where they believed the suspected mastermind of last week’s attacks was holed up. Two people were killed […]

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Clashes after funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces

Clashes after funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces

Sep 23, – Around 50 youths threw stones at soldiers, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas in the flashpoint city, where some 500 Israeli settlers live under heavy guard among Palestinians. Clashes broke out Wednesday between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron following the funeral of a […]

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Taliban gunmen kill 17 in attack on Pakistan air force base

Taliban gunmen kill 17 in attack on Pakistan air force base

Sep 18, – The assault shows the Taliban retain the capability to mount devastating attacks despite a military campaign and tougher government measures against them following the massacre of more than 150 people at an army-run school last December. Taliban gunmen stormed a Pakistani air force base early on Friday, killing at least 17 people, […]

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10 killed in India as militants attack police station, bus

10 killed in India as militants attack police station, bus

Jul 27, – The attackers killed four policemen and three civilians in the pre-dawn attack in Punjab state, said Harcharan Singh Bains, a state government spokesman. Indian forces fought an extended gunbattle Monday with militants who attacked a moving bus and stormed into a police station in a northern town bordering Pakistan, with 10 people […]

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Hundreds die in weekend attacks

Hundreds die in weekend attacks

Sep 22, – A recap of key events: — Saturday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 22: Nairobi, Kenya — Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside an upscale mall in Nairobi kill at least 68 people, wound more than 175 others and hold an unknown number of others hostage. — Saturday, Sept. […]

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Kenya minister says 59 killed in mall attack

Kenya minister says 59 killed in mall attack

Sep 22, –  The attack by al-Qaida-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya’s interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using […]

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Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Witness: Kenya attackers targeting non-Muslims

Sep 21, – A witness to the attacks at Nairobi’s upscale mall says that gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave and that non-Muslims would be targeted. Elijah Kamau said Saturday that attackers with AK-47s and grenades made the statement about Muslims as they began their attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya’s […]

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