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Jihadists attack UN base in Borno, trapping 25 aid workers

Jihadists attack UN base in Borno, trapping 25 aid workers

Jihadists linked to the Islamic State have attacked a UN base and overrun a humanitarian hub in Borno, trapping 25 aid workers, security and humanitarian sources said. Scores of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters invaded the town of Dikwa in Borno state, dislodging troops from the military base and torching the humanitarian hub, a […]
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Jihadist attack leaves two civilians dead in eastern Burkina Faso

Jihadist attack leaves two civilians dead in eastern Burkina Faso

A jihadist attack on a gendarme base in eastern Burkina Faso left two civilians dead along with nine assailants, the police said Wednesday. The attack took place in Tanwalbougou on Monday, it said in a statement, praising “the determination and professionalism” of the gendarmes in repelling the attack. The two civilians who were killed, along […]

11 civilians killed in jihadist attacks in Niger ―Officials

11 civilians killed in jihadist attacks in Niger ―Officials

At least 11 civilians had been killed in two separate attacks in Niger, which is struggling to contain a wave of jihadist violence, officials said Saturday. In one attack on Friday, members of the Islamist group Boko Haram killed six civilians in Bosso district in the southeast region of Diffa bordering Chad and Nigeria, a local […]

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in an area targeted in the past by jihadist group Boko Haram, the army and officials said on Monday. Chad is one of the countries struggling with the jihadist violence that has spilt over from Nigeria’s decades-long Islamist insurgency. The attack […]

Jihadists attack United Nations’ facility in northeast Nigeria

Jihadists attack United Nations’ facility in northeast Nigeria

Heavily armed jihadists have carried out an “extremely violent” attack on a vital aid facility housing United Nations workers in northeast Nigeria, the UN said Monday. No aid workers were harmed in the assault, but a military source said that one soldier and four assailants died in the ensuing gunfight. Islamists in several trucks fitted with […]

Several killed in fight between Boko Haram, ISWAP members

Several killed in fight between Boko Haram, ISWAP members

Intense gunfire between two rival jihadist groups in northeast Nigeria has left several fighters dead, two sources with close knowledge of the incident told AFP on Monday. Fighters in pickup trucks from a Boko Haram faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau stormed a camp belonging to rival IS-aligned Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), resulting in […]