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Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terror ops

Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terror ops

EIGHT Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in anti-terrorism operations, the armed forces said have announced. According to an armed forces statement, most of the fighting took place in the northern Sinai, where militants loyal to the Islamic State group operate, "during the last period". It was not clear whether all the soldiers were killed there or in various other regions. Eighty-nine "very dangerous Takfiris" were killed during the fighting in northern Sinai, the statement said, using a term it normally employs to refer to suspected militants. The army confiscated different types of arms and ammunition during the operations and…
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46 civilians feared killed in DRC

46 civilians feared killed in DRC

FORTY-SIX civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a  senior provincial official. Local security forces have been dispatched to the village in Irumu territory to investigate, provincial interior minister Adjio Gidi said by phone. "The death toll as of this afternoon is reported to be 46," Gidi said. He said the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) were behind the raid. The Ugandan armed group is believed to have carried out a string of massacres in eastern Congo, killing more than 1,000 civilians since…
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91 die as militant wreak havoc in Sahel region

91 die as militant wreak havoc in Sahel region

ISLAMIC militants continue to wreak havoc in the Sahel region, where they have, in separate attacks, killed over 91 people, abducted school children, teachers and displaced thousands. In separate recent incidents, the militants, linked to Al Qaeda and Islamic State, have launched attacks in Nigeria, Niger and Mali.  MALI On Tuesday, the militants ambushed an army convoy and killed 33 near the town of Tessit, in Mali’s northern Gao region, according to the Malian Defence Ministry. NIGERIA On Monday, gunmen on motorbikes stormed a primary school in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kaduna and kidnapped three teachers but no children,…
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Islamist militants behead more than 50 people in Mozambique

Islamist militants behead more than 50 people in Mozambique

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER IN one of the most gruesome killings, Islamic militants have attacked a village in northern Mozambique, beheaded more than 50 people, chopped up the bodies of victims and set their homes alight. According to reports, the victims were rounded up and taken to a football field where they were killed. Their dismembered bodies were found scattered across a forest not far from the field. According to the BBC, the militants' gunmen chanted 'Allahu Akbar' as they raided a village and abducted some of its women, while others slaughtered victims in nearby Muatide. The attack is the latest…
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