Terrorism
Associated Press

Dozens dead in terror attack on Somali hotel

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/15/19, 10:27 am

The Somali terror group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel over the weekend that left at least 26 people dead, including several foreigners. The insurgents first set off a car bomb at the Asasey Hotel in the port city of Kismayo, Somalia, on Friday evening before launching a gunfire siege that lasted more than 14 hours. Responding troops ended the attack when they killed all the insurgents. Regional politicians and elders were inside the hotel discussing an upcoming election when the attack began.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rahmatullah Nikzad

Taliban targets Afghanistan security compound

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/08/19, 11:52 am

A car bombing that targeted a security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday left at least 12 people dead and more than 180 others injured, many of them children. The Taliban detonated the bomb during rush hour near the office of the top intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), in Ghazni, according to officials. Eight NDS workers and one child were among the dead, health officials said. The injured included at least 60 children who were attending classes at a nearby private school.

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Associated Press/Photo by Riadh Dridi

Two suicide attacks strike Tunisian capital

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/27/19, 09:25 am

Two suicide attacks on Thursday targeted security forces in Tunisia’s capital, killing one patrol officer and injuring at least eight people. One attacker detonated explosives in a commercial district near the French Embassy in central Tunis shortly before 11 a.m., apparently targeting a police patrol. Ten minutes later, the second bomber struck an entrance to the anti-terrorism brigade on the outskirts of the city.

“One person blew themselves up behind the back door of the police department in El Gorjani neighborhood,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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