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Rights Group: Human Rights Abuses on Both Sides in Boko Haram Conflict

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says both the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and Nigerian security forces trying to subdue them may have committed crimes against humanity. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday saying Boko Haram has committed “widespread and systematic murder and persecution” in its attacks on government agents, Christians, and moderate Muslims. […]

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Nigerian Task Force Denies Killings in Borno State

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian security forces are denying reports soldiers killed at least 30 people and burned shops and houses in the city of Maiduguri in revenge for a bomb attack. Residents of the northeastern city say soldiers went on a rampage Monday after a bomb went off near an army patrol, killing at least one soldier. A […]

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Witnesses Say Nigerian Soldiers Kill 30 After Blast

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northern Nigeria are accusing soldiers of firing on civilians in the troubled city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people. Reporters and hospital workers say many of the dead appear to be civilians. They say soldiers also set fire to homes and shops. Residents say the violence took place Monday after a bomb […]

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American Shot Dead in Israel After Killing Hotel Worker

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An American man has opened fire at an Israeli resort hotel, killing a hotel employee before being shot dead by Israeli police. Israeli authorities say a 23-year-old U.S. citizen from New York stole a gun Friday from a security guard before shooting and killing a hotel cook. The man later barricaded himself in a kitchen […]

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US Tourist Shot Dead in Israel After Killing 1

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police have shot dead a U.S. man after he opened fire at a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Eilat killing one person. Officials say the man, an American in his 20s, stole a gun from a security guard and shot a hotel worker who died at the scene. Police say the […]

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Witnesses Report Campus Slaughter in Northern Nigeria

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say at least 25 people have been killed at a college in northeastern Nigeria, in what appears to be a systematic slaughter by unidentified gunmen. Students at the Federal Polytechnic College in the Adamawa state town of Mubi tell VOA that gunshots were heard beginning at about 10 p.m. Monday and continuing for at […]

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26 Killed in Attack at Northern Nigeria College

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say gunmen have killed at least 25 people at a student housing area in northeastern Nigeria. The attack took place late Monday at Federal Polytechnic College in the town of Mubi. Police spokesman Mohammed Ibrahim, in the city of Bauchi, tells VOA that the dead include 19 Polytechnic students. The radical Islamist group known […]

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Gunmen Attack Northern Nigeria Students, 10 Dead

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say gunmen opened fire at a student housing area in the northeast Tuesday, killing at least 10 people. The attack took place at Federal Polytechnic college in the town of Mubi, in Adamawa state. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Yushau Shuaib, says the final casualty toll was not immediately clear. […]

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US Drone Strike Kills 2 in NW Pakistan

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least two people in northwestern Pakistan. Officials say the strike Monday hit a vehicle near Mir Ali in the North Waziristan tribal area close to the Afghan border. The identities of the men were not immediately known. North Waziristan is home to insurgent […]

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Violence Breaks Out on Anniversary of Guinea Massacre

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Reports from the capital of Guinea say violence broke out among mourners and security officers during a funeral procession, on the third anniversary of the Conakry stadium massacre. The reports say many people were wounded during Friday’s clashes and at least one person suffered a gunshot wound. The Associated Press reports police used tear gas […]

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