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Burundi Forces Kill 18 Bandits During Clashes

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Burundi said Tuesday that security forces have killed at least 18 armed bandits, raising new fears of a return to conflict in the central African nation. A Burundian government official says troops carried out a raid on the group of gunmen on Monday after hearing reports of looting and violence in the eastern […]

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Bomb Targets Police Vehicle in Northern Nigeria

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in northeastern Nigeria say a bomb targeting a police vehicle exploded in the city of Maiduguri as a governor’s motorcade approached from the airport. The blast happened Monday after the governor of Borno state, Kasim Shettima, arrived from the capital, Abuja, where he won a legal challenge to his election. No one claimed responsibility […]

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Yemeni Forces Kill 9 Militants

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials said Sunday government troops and allied tribesmen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in overnight clashes in southern Abyan province. The officials said the clashes took place near the provincial capital, Zinjibar. They said five of the militants, including a Saudi national, were killed in shelling on the city’s northern edge, while […]

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Yemeni Forces Kill 6 Militants

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government troops have killed six suspected al-Qaida militants in overnight clashes in southern Abyan province. Local officials said Saturday at least three gunmen were wounded in the fighting in the provincial capital, Zinjibar. The killings came a day after Yemeni forces renewed shelling in the country’s second largest city of Taiz, leaving at least […]

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Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 65 Dead

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Mourners in northeastern Nigeria are making funeral arrangements for dozens of people killed in a series of coordinated bombings and shootings committed by a radical Islamic sect. Relief officials say at least 65 people died in Friday’s violence that targeted police stations, churches and a bank in the towns of Damaturu, Potiskum, and Maiduguri. Islamist […]

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Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 65 Dead

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Relief officials say at least 65 people have died in a wave of violence in northeast Nigeria after a series of bombings and shootings around the city of Damaturu. Armed gunmen rampaged through the town in Yobe state Friday night, bombing police stations, a bank, and several churches. Gunfire rang out through the night, and […]

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Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 63 Dead

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Red Cross says at least 63 people have died in a wave of violence in northeast Nigeria after a series of bombings and shootings around the city of Damaturu. Armed gunmen rampaged through the town in Yobe state Friday night, bombing police stations, a bank, and several churches. Gunfire rang out through the night, […]

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Attacks in Nigeria Leave at Least 63 Dead

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Red Cross says at least 63 people have died in a wave of violence in northeast Nigeria after a series of bombings and shootings around the city of Damaturu. Armed gunmen rampaged through the town Friday night, bombing police stations, a bank, and several churches. Gunfire rang out through the night, and in the […]

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Sudan Captures Rebel Stronghold in Blue Nile

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese government forces have captured a rebel stronghold in the restive border state of Blue Nile. Sudanese officials say the army has succeeded in pushing the rebels out of Kurmuk, a town located close to South Sudan, which broke away from Sudan in July. Officials said the town has been “totally liberated and secured” from […]

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Bombs Rock Restive Nigerian City

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say at least three bombs exploded in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday, and another in a nearby city. Witnesses say the blasts took place within a short period of time in Maiduguri, where the government has blamed increasing violence on the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. Authorities say one of the […]

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