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Niger and US soldiers ‘killed’ in an ambush

There was an ambush on some soldiers from a joint US-Niger patrol team in Niger on Wednesday close to the country’s border town with Mali. Many of the soldiers belonging to the patrol team have been reported dead in the ambush, according to…

Al Shabaab kills at least 10 soldiers in Somalia

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al Qaeda-linked group told Reuters.

Egypt: Police kill 10 militants in Cairo

Egyptian police on Sunday raided two adjacent apartments used as hideouts by members of a splinter faction of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, killing 10 of them in a shootout, according to security officials.

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…