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Aid group facilities targeted in northeast Nigeria

Apr. 11, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked the offices of several international aid groups, setting them ablaze and renewing concerns Sunday about the safety of humanitarian workers in Nigeria's embattled northeast. There was no immediate claim of...

5 rebels, ex-policeman killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Apr. 11, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager, police said Sunday. A former police officer was also killed by unknown gunmen in a separate attack in the disputed Himalayan region. ...

Pakistani police say wanted militant killed in shootout

Apr. 11, 2021 03:28 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Counterterrorism police killed one of Pakistan's most wanted militants in a shootout in the garrison city of Rawalpindi overnight, a police official said Sunday. Officer Kashif Hussain said three of the militant's accomplices escaped during the...

Indian forces kill 7 suspected militants in Kashmir fighting

Apr. 09, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Seven suspected militants were killed and four soldiers wounded in two separate gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region Militants hid inside a mosque as...

Sudan official: Death toll in Darfur clashes rises to 132

Apr. 08, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s restive Darfur region has climbed to 132 as looting continued on Thursday, a local Sudanese local official said. The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end...

'Leave no Tigrayan': In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased

Apr. 07, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

HAMDAYET, Sudan (AP) — The atrocities have been seared into the skin and the minds of Tigrayans, who take shelter by the thousands within sight of the homeland they fled in northern Ethiopia. They arrive in heat that soars above 38 C (100 F), carrying the pain of...

Rockets hit near Iraq base housing US trainers, no one hurt

Apr. 04, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two rockets landed Sunday near an Iraqi air base just north of Baghdad where American trainers are present, causing no casualties or damage, an Iraqi official said. Maj. Gen. Tahseen al-Khafaji said the rockets landed outside Balad air base after midday....

Explosions in Somalia kill at least 15; army bases targeted

Apr. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Simultaneous large explosions were heard in and around two Somali army bases on Saturday, with the military confirming that at least nine staffers were killed but asserting the attackers had “heavy losses” of dozens of dead. The al-Shabab extremist group...

Syrian Kurdish forces end sweep in camp housing IS families

Apr. 02, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s Kurdish-led forces on Friday ended a five-day sweep inside a sprawling camp in the country's northeast housing families and supporters of the Islamic State group. The operation meant to curb relentless violence that had been going on for months in the camp. ...

Anti-India clashes erupt after troops kill 3 Kashmir rebels

Apr. 02, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India clashes erupted between government forces and residents of a village in disputed Kashmir on Friday following a gunbattle in which troops killed three suspected militants, police and residents said. The gunfight erupted shortly after...