Posts Tagged ‘ casualties ’

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks town, killing 11

March 20, 2015
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KVVU TV    

"Boko Haram extremists have attacked on a Nigerian border town, killing 11 people who had recently come home after military forces ousted the insurgents, witnesses said. Resident Mohammed Umara said Cameroonian forces immediately crossed the border when gunfire erupted Wednesday evening and drove the militants from Gamboru-Ngala." (03/20/15)

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Kashmir: Five killed in attack on police station

March 20, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Militants attacked a police station in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three people in the first major attack since a new coalition government took over power in the state this month. The two attackers were killed after a gun battle that lasted four hours, officials said. Nine others, including a senior police official, were injured in the attack." (03/20/15)

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Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomber kills regional police chief

March 20, 2015
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"A suicide bomber killed an Afghan provincial police chief in Kabul, a regional official said on Thursday, the latest killing to be claimed by Taliban insurgents in a wave of attacks coinciding with the sharp drawdown of foreign troops. Matiullah Khan, the head of police in the central province of Uruzgan, was visiting the Afghan capital when he was killed in the western part of the city." (03/19/15)

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Yemen: Three dead in Aden airport attack

March 19, 2015
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Houston Chronicle    

"Forces loyal to Yemen's former president stormed a section of the international airport in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday, triggering an hours-long gunbattle before security forces loyal to the current president repelled them and secured the hub. The fighting forced the airport's closure and passengers on a flight to Cairo were scuttled off the plane and into the terminal building. Sporadic clashes between rival units in Aden erupted later in the day in various locations inside the city itself." (03/19/15)

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Pakistan: At least 34 killed in Tirah air strikes

March 18, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least 34 suspected militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by military jets in Khyber tribal regions Tirah Valley area, according to a statement issued by the army on Wednesday. Pakistan Air Force jets bombed several suspected militant hideouts in the remote Tirah Valley area of Khyber tribal region, an army statement said." (03/19/15)

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Afghanistan: Truck bomb kills seven, injures 41

March 18, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A truck bomb set off by a Taliban suicide attacker targeting senior provincial officials killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, Deputy Provincial Governor Mohammad Jan Rasolyar told AFP." (03/18/15)

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Syria: Rebels say army kills six in gas attack; regime denies

March 17, 2015
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euronews [EU]    

"A [pro-rebel group in England] monitoring the Syrian civil war said on Tuesday government forces carried out a poison gas attack that killed six people in the northwest, and medics posted videos of children suffering what they said was suffocation. A Syrian military source described the report of an attack in the village of Sarmin in Idlib province as propaganda. 'We confirm that we would not use this type of weapon, and we don't need to use it,' the source said. ... The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which [promotes the rebel viewpoint of] the conflict through a network of sources, said the six dead included a man, his wife and their three children. It cited medical sources as saying they died as a result of gas from barrel bombs dropped late on Monday and that the chemical used was likely chlorine." (03/17/15)

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Pakistan: 14 killed, 70 injured as blasts target Lahore churches

March 16, 2015
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Twin blasts targeted the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church during Sunday mass in Youhanabad area of the provincial capital, killing 14 people including two policemen and injuring at least 70 others. According to initial reports, two suicide bombers attacked the churches located in the Christian locality. Eye witnesses told Geo News that a man blew himself up outside one of the churches as a police guard stopped him from entering, while the other blast took place inside the church during Sunday mass. However, police have yet to confirm the nature of the blast. Two suspected men were caught from the venue but the enraged mob burnt them alive after subjecting them to severe torture in the presence of police." (03/15/15)

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Somalia: Islamists kill six in Baidoa attack

March 12, 2015
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"Six Somali police officers were killed on Thursday when al Shabaab Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa and then stormed inside the compound, police said. The attack is the latest in a series launched by the group, which often targets official sites and politicians in the capital Mogadishu in its bid to topple the Western-backed government and impose its strict interpretation of Islam." (03/12/15)

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Iraq: 226 killed in fighting, 300 found in mass graves

March 12, 2015
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Security forces have made their way into Tikrit and claim to be in control of as much as 90 percent of the city. Seven snipers were killed by security forces. Over 300 bodies were found in two mass graves near Abu Ajil. They may belong to soldiers massacred at Camp Speicher last summer. At least 17 suicide bombers were part of a 21-bomb attack on Ramadi army targets that left at least 17 dead and 30 wounded. Security forces killed another 26 militants." (03/11/15)

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Egypt: Sinai roadside bomb kills three regime troops

March 10, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"Three Egyptian soldiers were killed Monday and three others critically wounded in a roadside bomb attack in the restive Sinai Peninsula, police and medical officials said. Egyptian security forces have been battling an Islamist insurgency in North Sinai since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013." (03/09/15)

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Syria: German woman killed fighting Islamic State

March 9, 2015
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euronews [EU]    

"A young German woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria was killed over the weekend in clashes with Islamic State fighters, Kurdish officials and a Turkey-based communist group said on Monday. The Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. air strikes and local rebel fighters, have been battling Islamic State in northern Syria since the al Qaeda offshoot captured large tracts of land along the border with Turkey. The woman, Ivana Hoffmann, was killed in a village near the town of Tel Tamr in northeastern Syria, Kurdish official Nasir Haj Mansour said. She had joined female Kurdish fighting units, known as the YPJ, two to three months ago, he said." (03/09/15)

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Egypt: One dead, six wounded in Alexandria blast

March 8, 2015
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Melbourne Herald Sun    

"A bomb has exploded outside a supermarket in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, killing one person and wounding six. Sunday's blast took place at a branch of the French supermarket chain Carrefour in Alexandria's eastern district of Seyouf. It is the latest in a bombing campaign blamed on Islamic militants who are targeting foreign and local economic and financial establishments." (03/08/15)

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Syria: Regime says it killed military leader of al Qaeda group

March 6, 2015
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Altoona Mirror    

"The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters. State-run news agency SANA said Abu Hommam al-Shami was killed in a military operation carried out by the Syrian army that targeted a Nusra Front meeting in the village of Habeet, in the northern Idlib province." (03/05/15)

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Iraq: 128 killed in battles, attacks

March 4, 2015
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Iraq forces are making slow progress in their battles to liberate Salah ad-Din province. At least 128 were killed in fighting and other violence. At least six were wounded. The Iraqi army, Shi'ite militias, and volunteer fighters are seeking to seal off Tikrit. The town of Dour is effectively surrounded. But, the only complete victories appear to be Albu Rayash and Hamrin. Roadside bombs and snipers are making it difficult for the troops to arrive at their destinations let alone fight for them." (03/03/15)

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Egypt: Nine injured in central Cairo blast

March 2, 2015
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allAfrica    

"A bomb exploded in front of Egypt's High Court where Egypt's top prosecutor's office lies, in central Cairo on Monday resulting in nine injuries, one of whom is critically injured, a health official told state television. ... This is the second blast in Greater Cairo in less than a week. A man was killed and seven others were injured in several explosions which occurred in Greater Cairo on Thursday." (03/02/15)

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Yemen: US drone strike kills two

March 2, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Tribesmen and witnesses say a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen. The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, say the suspected militants were traveling in a car when the strike took place at dawn on Monday in the Shabwa province, in an area called Markha." (03/02/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on Turkish embassy car in Kabul kills one

February 26, 2015
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"A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into a Turkish embassy car in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least one person inside, the ministry of interior said. The explosion struck in the heart of the heavily fortified diplomatic quarter, close to the German, Iranian and Turkish embassies, rattling windows and putting embassy staff on high alert." (02/26/15)

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Nigeria: Child bomber kills herself, four others at market

February 23, 2015
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Maclean's [Canada]    

"A girl suicide bomber as young as 10 blew herself up at a busy market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, killing four others and seriously wounding 46 people, a witness and hospital records show. The girl who appeared no more than 10 years old got out of a tricycle taxi in front of the cellphone market and detonated her explosives on Potiskum’s main market day, according to survivor Anazumi Saleh, who suffered injuries to his head." (02/23/15)

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Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bombers target police station, killing at least 20

February 18, 2015
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"Taliban suicide bombers dressed as police officers attacked a police station Tuesday in Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people in the latest assault targeting local security forces, officials said. The attack in Pul-i-Alam, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Kabul and the capital of Logar province, started when the first bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the police headquarters, said Din Mohammad Darwesh, a spokesman for the provincial governor." (02/17/15)

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Nigeria: Multiple bombs kill eight in northeast town

February 18, 2015
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euronews [EU]    

"At least three bomb explosions killed eight people at a military checkpoint in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu on Tuesday, witnesses and a hospital source said. The military fired back on the attackers and killed 17 insurgents, a security source told Reuters. Witness Auwalu Ibrahim, a local pro-government vigilante, said there were children around the checkpoint when the blasts went off. 'Everyone has been told to go home due to apprehension about the blasts,' he said. Biu has been repeatedly attacked by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the use of multiple bombs planned to go off in quick succession is a trademark tactic of the jihadists." (02/17/15)

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Pakistan: Taliban attack on police HQ kills six

February 17, 2015
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"A Taliban suicide bomber on Tuesday killed six people and himself in a brazen attack on police headquarters in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, in what militants called a revenge bid for the recent hangings of colleagues. It was the third in a series of high-profile attacks in the last month triggered by a government decision in December to begin hanging those convicted of terror attacks, reversing an informal six-year moratorium on the death penalty." (02/17/15)

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Yemen: Hadi supporters seize media buildings

February 16, 2015
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"upporters of Yemen's former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi have seized radio and television buildings in the southern city of Aden after they accused security forces of working for Shiite rebels who control the capital. Security officials say one soldier and two Hadi supporters were killed in clashes during the seizure. Hadi, a southerner, resigned in January after a prolonged power struggle with the rebels, known as Houthis, who have controlled Sanaa since September." (02/16/15)

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Libya: Egypt bombs Islamic State targets after killings of Christians

February 16, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"Egypt hit back Monday with airstrikes aimed at ISIS-affiliated jihadists in Libya who are believed to have beheaded more than a dozen Egyptian Coptic Christians. Egyptian F-16 jets took off in the early hours of Monday to bomb ISIS camps, training areas and weapons depots in Libya, the Egyptian military said. 'Avenging Egyptian blood and punishing criminals and murderers is our right and duty,' it said in a statement broadcast on state television. The Egyptian foreign ministry said that the airstrikes targeted ISIS locations in Derna." [editor's note: "Coptic Christian" is an annoying redundancy -- Copt MEANS Christian - TLK] (02/16/15)

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Denmark: Two dead in Copenhagen terror attacks, police kill gunman

February 16, 2015
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"Three people have died and five police officers were wounded after terrorist attacks on a synagogue and a cultural centre, and a later police shootout in Copenhagen. A 55-year-old man was killed and three police officers were wounded in the shooting attack at a cafe at the Krudttonden cultural centre on Saturday. ... A young Jewish man died after being shot in the head outside Copenhagen's main synagogue in Krystalgade. Two police officers were wounded in that attack. Hours later, police shot and killed a man near a train station. Police said video surveillance indicated the man was behind both shootings." (02/16/15)

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