Terrorism
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Three U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/27/18, 09:52 am

A roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan killed three U.S. soldiers on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. Three other service members and one American contractor were also injured when the improvised explosive device detonated near the provincial capital of Ghazni. The injured were evacuated and are receiving medical care, according to U.S. military spokesman Lt. Ubon Mendie. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said it destroyed a U.S. tank.

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Two deadly attacks in Somalia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/26/18, 09:56 am

Suicide bombers in Somalia killed a prominent Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers on Monday for having music in their religious ceremonies, according to police. Two suicide bombers set off explosives in front of Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi’s home, which also served as a Sufi shrine, said Ahmed Awale, a police official in the northern city of Galkayo. Four gunmen then stormed the building and opened fire. Awale said officials who responded to the incident killed three attackers and captured one alive.

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Another suicide bombing targets Afghan Muslims

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/23/18, 12:30 pm

A suicide bombing at a mosque on an Afghan army base Friday killed at least 27 people and injured about 57. Worshippers had gathered for Friday prayers when the explosion ripped through the building in the country’s eastern Khost province. Sakhi Sardar, who heads a hospital in the region, said many of the injured sustained shrapnel wounds. Just as in an attack Tuesday on an Islamic gathering in Kabul, no group has claimed responsibility for this latest bombing.

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