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Gunmen kill 3 Pakistani paramilitary troops in Quetta

Gunmen kill 3 Pakistani paramilitary troops in Quetta

Oct 14, – The officers were on guard duty when they were attacked, according to Wasay Khan, a spokesman for the Frontier Corps. Two died at the scene, while the third succumbed to his wounds at a hospital, the spokesman added. Gunmen riding on motorcycles in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta shot and killed […]

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Death toll in Somalia beach restaurant attack rises to 10

Death toll in Somalia beach restaurant attack rises to 10

Aug  26, – The attackers set off a car bomb at the Banadir restaurant at the city’s Lido beach before engaging security forces in a fight for several hours. The death toll from an attack late on Thursday by Islamic militants on a seaside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 10, police […]

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Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in raid in Dhaka

Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in raid in Dhaka

July 26, – Dhaka’s police chief, A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque, said authorities were investigating to see which group the men belonged to, but that evidence showed they likely were from the banned local group Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh. JMB is blamed for a July 1 attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic area in which 20 people, including Italians […]

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Splinter Taliban group threatens more school attacks

Splinter Taliban group threatens more school attacks

Jan 22, – Wednesday’s brazen assault at the Bacha Khan university in the town of Charsadda stunned Pakistanis. Islamic militants stormed the campus, gunning down students and teachers, and triggering a gunbattle that lasted for hours before the four gunmen were slain and the military declared an end to the siege. The head of a […]

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Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Nov 04, – Egypt’s deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was brought Monday from the secret location of his four-month detention to face trial on charges of incitement of violence and murder. In his first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3, Morsi tells the judge that he is the country’s “legitimate” […]

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Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya

Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya

Oct 11, –  The blast reflected the deep insecurity in the North African nation, where multiple armed militias run rampant – many of them dominated by Islamic militants and the central government is too weak to rein them in. A car bomb exploded outside a building housing the Swedish and Finnish consulates in the eastern […]

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Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli

Oct 10, – Zidan’s abduction reflected the weakness of Libya’s government, which is virtually held hostage by powerful militias, many of which are made up of Islamic militants. Militants were angered by the U.S. capture of the suspected militant, known as Abu Anas al-Libi, and accused the government of colluding in or allowing the raid. […]

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Pakistani Christians protest deadly church bombing

Pakistani Christians protest deadly church bombing

Sep 23, – Angry Pakistani Christians on Monday denounced the deadliest attack ever in this country against members of their faith as the death toll from the church bombings climbed overnight to 81. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan. The attack on […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Sep 21, – Government troops backed by allied militiamen have stormed a predominantly Sunni village in central Syria killing at least 15 people, while opposition forces began an offensive near Aleppo to try to cut the army’s supply route to the northern city, activists said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the […]

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Egypt troops surround Islamist stronghold by Cairo

Egypt troops surround Islamist stronghold by Cairo

Sep 19, – A Egyptian security forces backed by helicopters surrounded a town outside Cairo known to be an Islamist stronghold after exchanging fire with armed men who killed a senior police officer early Thursday, state media reported. Egypt’s official news agency said Gen. Nabil Farrag, an aide to the police chief of the city of […]

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