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Nairobi (AFP) At least six police officers were killed and four injured in Laikipia in Kenya’s central highlands on Wednesday in the latest violent incident to hit the area. Police said the officers were killed in a shoot-out with suspected ethnic Pokot “bandits” in the Kamwenje area of Laikipia West. “Six police officers have been killed, while four have been injured,” said a senior police officer who asked to remain anonymous as he was not authorised to talk to the press. Violence has spiked in Laikipia this year with smallholderRead More
An Indian businessman who was seized in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo 19 days ago by a kidnapping ring has been freed, Kinshasa police said Monday..Read More
Egyptian police killed six militants who allegedly adhered to the Islamic State group's beliefs when a gunfight erupted Monday during a raid on their Nile valley hideout, the government said.Read More
Egyptian authorities have arrested "dozens" of students from China's Uighur Muslim ethnic minority "apparently to deport them" following a request from Beijing, Human Rights Watch said.Read More
Three policemen were killed Wednesday in seven hours of fighting with suspected Shabaab militants who attacked their post in southeastern Kenya, police said.Read More
An unidentified gunman killed two retired military officers and a soldier at a highway toll station south of the Egyptian capital, the military said Wednesday.Read More
Moroccan security forces have begun withdrawing from the restive northern cities of Al-Hoceima and Imzouren, which have been rocked by weeks of social unrest, officials and residents said.Read More
Moroccan security forces have begun withdrawing from the restive northern cities of Al-Hoceima and Imzouren, which have been rocked by weeks of social unrest, officials and residents said.Read More
Rabat (AFP) Moroccan security forces have begun withdrawing from the restive northern cities of Al-Hoceima and Imzouren, which have been rocked by weeks of social unrest, officials and residents said. A “gradual” pullback from both cities began on Monday at the request of King Mohammed VI, the governor of Al-Hoceima province, Fouad Chourak, told reporters. A resident of Al-Hoceima, who spoke to AFP by telephone Tuesday, confirmed the pullback. “Policemen have withdrawn from the central square in Al-Hoceima,” the resident said. “Only a few policemen in civilian clothes are left.”Read More