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This photo taken Saturday, June 13, 2020 shows the aftermath of an attack by Islamic extremists in Monguno, northeastern Nigeria. Three attacks by Islamic extremists, including an assault on Monguno, a military garrison town, killed more than 40 people in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state. (UNDSS via OCHA, via AP)

In Nigeria, an Islamic State-linked group steps up attacks

Jun. 26, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An Islamic State-linked group appears to be regaining strength in northeastern Nigeria and is now warning it will target civilians who help the military or even humanitarian organizations. The Islamic State in West Africa Province, which broke away from Boko Haram in 2016, had...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 81 in Nigeria's northeast

Jun. 10, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have killed at least 81 people in Nigeria’s northeast, the state governor and residents said Wednesday. Tuesday’s attack in Foduma Kolomaiya village in the Gubio area of Borno state likely was in...

Authorities: Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village, killing 20

May. 18, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists stormed a village just as people were preparing to break their Ramadan fast after sundown, killing at least 20 people in the first attack of its kind in northeastern Nigeria since the Muslim holy month began, authorities said Monday. Witnesses said fighters...

Extremists step up violence in gas-rich northern Mozambique

May. 15, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique’s armed forces have killed 50 Islamic extremist fighters this week in two battles in the country's north where the insurgents have launched 11 attacks this month, the government said Thursday. The attacks show a marked increase in extremist violence in gas-rich...

Niger says 75 Boko Haram extremists killed this week

May. 13, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger’s defense ministry says 75 fighters with the Boko Haram extremist group have been killed in two operations this week. Niger’s forces killed at least 25 on Monday after launching an offensive against Boko Haram fighters who attacked military positions over the...