Terrorism
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Boko Haram kills Red Cross worker

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 12:13 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Boko Haram extremists killed a Nigerian Red Cross employee abducted earlier this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed Monday. The insurgent group kidnapped Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa during a March attack in the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria. The militants also abducted two other health workers and killed at least four security officials.

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Taliban hits Afghan security forces in weekend attacks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/18, 11:35 am

At least 27 Afghan security officials died in attacks staged by the Taliban across multiple provinces over the weekend, officials confirmed Monday. The militants targeted police checkpoints beginning Sunday night, said Fared Bakhtawer, head of the western Farah provincial council. Clashes in Baghlan province and the districts of Push Rod, Bala Buluk, and Badghis in Farah province left dozens of security officers and Taliban fighters dead. The Taliban has increasingly targeted security workers in recent weeks. The insurgent group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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Death toll rises in Afghanistan suicide bombing

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/12/18, 10:15 am

UPDATE: Provincial officials on Wednesday said the death toll from Tuesday’s suicide bombing at a protest in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, with 165 others wounded.

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