Terrorism
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Nigerian blast targets Muslim holiday celebration

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/18/18, 11:31 am

Six suicide bombers killed at least 20 people and injured 48 others in a Saturday explosion in northeastern Borno state, Nigerian officials confirmed. Borno State Police Commissioner Damian Chukwu said the attack targeted people in Abachari town in Gamboa as they celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan.

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Afghan official: U.S. airstrike kills Pakistani Taliban leader

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/15/18, 10:58 am

A U.S. drone strike in northeastern Afghanistan killed the Pakistani Taliban chief mostly known for ordering the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, an Afghan defense spokesman announced Friday. Mohammad Radmanish said the Thursday morning strike killed Mullah Fazlullah and two other insurgents in the northeastern Marawara district near the Afghan border with Pakistan.

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Associated Press/Photo by Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Belgian officials: Tuesday attack motivated by terrorism

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/30/18, 10:02 am

Belgian officials have identified the man behind Tuesday’s knife and gun attack in Liege, Belgium, and confirmed the incident as terror-related. Benjamin Herman, a Belgian national, killed two female police officers and another passerby in a car before responding officers shot him dead. Wenke Roggen, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Herman shouted “Allahu akbar” several times during the attack. Roggen said authorities are treating the attack as “terrorist murder” and are looking into whether Herman acted alone.

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