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Nigerian civilians bear brunt of attacks by armed groups

Jun. 06, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, faces a myriad of security threats — from Islamic State-linked militants in the north to separatist movements in the south. Much of the violence is related to religious extremism, but some attacks are fueled by conflicts over natural...

Pakistan arrests woman allegedly targeting Chinese workers

May. 16, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces acting on intelligence arrested a woman who was allegedly planning attacks on Chinese working on construction projects in the southwest, authorities said Monday. The arrest was announced by the counter-terrorism department in...

Suicide bomber kills 6, gunmen kill 2 Sikhs in NW Pakistan

May. 15, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bombing near a security forces vehicle killed three soldiers and three children in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan on Sunday, while gunmen shot dead two minority Sikhs in Peshawar, officials said. A military statement said the...

Bombing targets Pakistani security forces, kills passerby

May. 12, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeted a van carrying Pakistani security forces in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing a passerby and wounding 13 people, police said. According to Sajjad Khan, a local police chief, the attack took place in the...

Police: 4 killed in Somalia blast ahead of presidential vote

May. 11, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali police say at least four people have been killed by a suicide explosion that targeted a checkpoint near the airport in the capital, Mogadishu. “I saw four people dead at the scene. Two of them were government soldiers who died immediately after...

Prince William gives personal tribute to bombing victims

May. 10, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William spoke of his own grief Tuesday as he gave a personal tribute to the families of 22 people who were killed when a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena five years ago. William and his wife. Kate, were attending the official...

Suicide blast in southern Pakistan kills 3 Chinese, driver

Apr. 26, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — An explosion ripped through a van inside a university campus in southern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing three Chinese nationals and their Pakistani driver, officials said. A separatist militant group claimed responsibility and said the attack was carried out by a woman...

Rights group demands probe into Sri Lanka police shooting

Apr. 21, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group urged Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a prompt and impartial probe into a police shooting that left one person dead and 13 others injured during protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades. New...

Palestinians in Jenin evoke painful past as violence flares

Apr. 16, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — The journey of the Palestinian who opened fire at a street-side bar in Tel Aviv last week, killing three young Israeli men and sending the city into lockdown, began a two-hour drive away in an impoverished refugee camp deep inside the occupied West Bank. ...

Islamic State morphs and grows in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Apr. 11, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Basheer was a young Taliban fighter barely out of his teens when the Islamic State group took over his village in eastern Afghanistan, nearly eight years ago. The militants rounded up villagers identified as Taliban and killed them, often beheading them, forcing...