Terrorism
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ISIS bomber kills 57 in Afghan attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/23/18, 10:12 am

An Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bomber on Sunday killed 57 people and injured more than 100 others after setting off an explosive at a voter registration center in Kabul, the country’s capital. Kabul police chief Gen. Daud Amin said the bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to register for national identification cards. The attack comes as Afghanistan prepares for parliamentary elections in October. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said the casualties include 22 women and eight children.

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Taliban attacks provincial leaders in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/12/18, 10:44 am

Taliban militants on Thursday killed 15 security officials during an hourslong attack on a government compound in central Afghanistan. The militants stormed the compound in the Khuja Omari district in Ghazni province early on Thursday and planted mines to prevent any reinforcements from coming to help. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the attack. Mohammad Arif Rahmani, a lawmaker, said the district’s governor, intelligence chief, and deputy police chief were among those killed.

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Boko Haram kills 15 people in Sunday attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/18, 10:58 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—At least 15 people died and 83 others sustained injuries when Nigerian security forces clashed with Boko Haram militants in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday. The Nigerian military said the clashes occurred in the Bille Shuwa and Alkaranti villages as government troops tried to prevent the militants from advancing. The Islamist fighters responded with gunfire and multiple explosive devices. Army spokesman Col.

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