Terrorism
Associated Press

Taliban causes election delay in Afghan province

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/19/18, 11:55 am

Afghanistan’s electoral commission on Friday postponed a weekend parliamentary vote in Kandahar province after a Taliban attack Thursday killed at least two provincial officials and wounded three Americans. Aziz Ibrahimi, the electoral commission spokesman, said the one-week delay would allow mourners to observe funeral rites for the dead.

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Afghan guards kill three officials, U.S. general escapes

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/18/18, 01:06 pm

Afghan guards shot and killed three government officials whom they were hired to protect and injured two U.S. soldiers on Thursday at a high-level security meeting in southern Afghanistan. The attack by members of the governor’s elite guards in Kandahar province demonstrates the deteriorating security conditions ahead of parliamentary elections this weekend.

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International Committee of the Red Cross

Extremist group kills another Nigerian aid worker

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/16/18, 10:19 am

An Islamic State–linked group in northeastern Nigeria on Monday killed another abducted health worker less than 24 hours after the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for urgent help in securing the midwife’s release. The Islamic State West African Province—a faction of the terror group Boko Haram—abducted 24-year-old Hauwa Mohammed Liman along with another midwife, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, and a nurse, Alice Loksha, from a refugee center in the town of Rann in Borno state last March. The insurgent group said it killed Khorsa last month.

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