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At least 14 people died and several others were wounded Thursday when a car packed with explosives detonated in front of a Mogadishu hotel, a government spokesman and witnesses said.Read More
Mogadishu (AFP) At least 14 people were killed and several others wounded on Thursday when a car bomb blew up outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab group said it was responsible for the blast in front of the Weheliye hotel in the city centre, claiming it had targeted a gathering of government officials, army and intelligence officers. A government spokesman said 14 people had died but the toll could rise as rescuers search through the debris. “There was a heavy blast here and theRead More
Twenty-four people were killed on Thursday when their vehicle was blown up by a landmine near the town of Boni in central Mali, local residents said.Read More
Thirteen civilians travelling from Burkina Faso were killed on Thursday when their vehicle ran over a landmine in central Mali, local officials and a security source said, giving a provisional toll.Read More
Bamako (AFP) Twenty-four people including mothers and babies were killed on Thursday when their vehicle ran over a landmine in central Mali, local residents said. The deaths brought the number of fatalities linked to Mali’s jihadist insurgency to 33 in 24 hours, most of them civilians. The victims had been travelling from neighbouring Burkina Faso for a weekly market in Boni, local officials said. The blast occurred nine kilometres (five miles) from the town. “The final toll is 24, including four babies with their mothers. There are no survivors,” saidRead More
Four Somali men charged over an explosion at a coffee shop at Nairobi's international airport in 2014 were acquitted Monday due to lack of evidence.Read More

Posted On January 3, 2018By In None

Suicide blast kills 14 in Nigeria mosque

Fourteen worshippers were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque on Nigeria's border with Cameroon, civilian vigilantes told AFP.Read More
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) Fourteen worshippers were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, civilian vigilantes told AFP. The suspected Boko Haram jihadist blew himself up amid worshippers inside the mosque in Gamboru around 5:00 am (0400 GMT), shortly before morning prayers. “Fourteen bodies have been pulled out of the rubble,” said Umar Kachalla, a civilian militiaman, who said the mosque had been completely destroyed. “Only the muezzin has survived and we believe more bodies are buried under the debris,” said Kachalla. “The deathRead More

Posted On November 6, 2017By In None

At least four dead in Mali as bus hits mine

A bus travelling in northern Mali was blown by a mine on Monday, killing at least four people, police and administrative officials told AFP.Read More
Ghana's government has promised the immediate closure of high-risk fuel stations after a tanker carrying natural gas caught fire and caused an explosion that killed seven.Read More