Our website use cookies to improve and personalize your experience and to display advertisements (if any). Our website may also include cookies from third parties like Google Adsense, Google Analytics, and Youtube. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies.

Three U.N. peacekeepers killed, three injured in Mali attack

Three U.N. peacekeepers killed, three injured in Mali attack

THREE United Nations peacekeepers were killed and three others seriously injured when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali, a U.N. spokesperson said. Islamist militants, some with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, have been waging an insurgency in northern Mali for the last decade. The peacekeepers were on a mine search and detection patrol in the northern commune of Tessalit, in the Kidal region, when they were hit, spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters. "We send our deepest condolences to the families of the peacekeepers, to our colleagues in the mission and we wish a speedy…
Read More
Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

Cameroon government says seven killed in separatist ambush

SEVEN people including a senior Cameroon government administrator and a mayor were killed in an ambush that involved an improvised explosive device (IED) in the country's restive southwest, the region's governor said. Bernard Okalia Bilai, governor of the South West Region, said the Sub-prefect of Ekondo Titi was on a tour of his jurisdiction when his convoy hit an IED and was then attacked by separatist fighters. "It was a terrorist attack. It was an ambush," Bilai told journalists, adding that the situation was under control. The region is one of two English-speaking regions in the Central African nation, where…
Read More
Cameroon separatists kill 15 soldiers in attacks using explosives

Cameroon separatists kill 15 soldiers in attacks using explosives

SEPARATIST rebels have killed 15 Cameroonian soldiers and several civilians in two bomb attacks this month, according to the government, marking a new phase of a conflict that has dragged on for nearly five years and cost more than 3,000 lives. Insurgents are seeking to form a breakaway state called Ambazonia in western Cameroon. They began fighting the military in 2017 after civilian protests calling for greater representation of the French-speaking country's Anglophone minority were violently repressed. What began with occasional raids by secessionists on police and army outposts has turned into a protracted fight that has sucked the life…
Read More
IED kills four Tunisian soldiers

IED kills four Tunisian soldiers

AN improvised explosive device killed four Tunisian soldiers patrolling in a mountain region near the Algerian border, Defence Ministry spokesman Mohammed Zekri said. The mountainous Moghila area, near the impoverished city of Kasserine, is home to an Islamist militant group that the Tunisian army has been fighting for years. Tunisia faces a small but persistent militant threat, foreign diplomats focused on security say. As well as jihadist cells holed up in remote mountain regions, who have not made successful forays beyond their strongholds in recent years, there is also a threat from militants radicalised online. Last year militants tried to…
Read More
Al Qaeda branch claims responsibility for killing two French soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda branch claims responsibility for killing two French soldiers in Mali

AL QAEDA’S branch in North Africa has claimed responsibility for killing two French soldiers who died when their armoured vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in eastern Mali, Site Intelligence Group has reported. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering mission in the eastern region of Menaka when the blast occurred. The group, known as Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin or JNIM, condemned the "indiscriminate" killing of 100 civilians in western Niger over the weekend, SITE Intel said.
Read More