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Islamic State militants target Afghanistan prison

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/03/20, 12:02 pm

At least 39 people died and 50 others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a car at the main entrance to a prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Other armed militants stormed inside the facility and opened fire. Afghan security forces regained control of the prison by Monday afternoon and recaptured about 1,000 prisoners who escaped during the attack, said Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman.

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Stabbing leaves three dead in the U.K.

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/22/20, 04:48 am

A 25-year-old suspect stabbed people sitting in a park in Reading, England, on Saturday evening. Among the dead was a 36-year-old secondary school teacher named James Furlong and an American identified by the Philadelphia Inquirer as Joe Ritchie-Bennett. Three others sustained injuries in the terror attack that lasted about five minutes. Britain’s national news agency identified the suspect, who is in custody, as Khairi Saadallah, a Libyan refugee living in Reading.

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Brutal and brazen

Terrorism | A local terror group’s increasing attacks in Mozambique are raising concern of a new Islamist force in southern Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/20, 03:07 pm

Early in May, a senior pastor ended a harrowing seven-day journey with his wife and four children at the doors of Iris Global Ministries in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s northernmost Cabo Delgado province.

The pastor, whom WORLD is not identifying for security reasons, had served with an Iris church in the provincial district of Macomia, some 117 miles from Pemba, since 2009. As insurgent attacks worsened in the region, the pastor said he and his family could neither go to their farm nor sleep in their homes out of fear.

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