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5 killed by militants in Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadists killed five people in a series of attacks overnight in northern Burkina Faso, local officials and security sources said Tuesday. Gunmen carried out three separate attacks in Soum province, a local official in Djibo, the…

30 suspected militants killed in Egypt’s Sinai raids

Egyptian security forces killed 30 suspected militants in ground and air raids in North Sinai conducted over the past four days, the military said in a statement on Friday. Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by the Islamic State group…

Nine men beheaded by militants in Kenya

Suspected Islamist militants beheaded nine men in an overnight attack on a village in the Kenyan coastal district of Lamu, police said, days after Somali militants killed three policemen in an attack on a nearby village. Police said there…

Five militants involved in Mali hotel attack killed

The security minister of Mali on Monday confirmed the killing of five militants involved in an attack at the weekend on a luxury resort popular with Western expatriates outside Mali's capital Bamako.  The militants were killed by Malian…

Kenya foils terror attack planned by Somali militants

Kenya has seized six men suspected of planning an attack sponsored by the al Shabaab militant group from neighbouring Somalia, the head of Kenyan police said late on Sunday. In recent weeks, the East African nation has lost 20 officers in…

Militants kill 7 soldiers in attack in north Mali

Unidentified militants killed seven Malian soldiers in the north at the weekend, the defence ministry said on Monday, days after the West African country extended a state of emergency. The strike is the second on Malian security forces in a…

Somali militants kill two men accused of rape

Somali Islamist militants said they publicly stoned one man to death and shot dead another on Monday after both were accused of raping a girl in central Somalia. A senior militant spokesman said the group had picked up both men in the town…

More than 20 militants on Mali, Burkina border killed

France has killed more than 20 militants hiding in a forest near the border between the West African countries of Mali and Burkina Faso this weekend, its regional force said in a statement. The operation followed the death of a French…