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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)

http://www.startribune.com/world/292057401.html  

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Libya: Egypt bombs Islamic State targets after killings of Christians

February 16, 2015
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"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)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/16/middleeast/isis-libya-egypt/  

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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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Nigeria: Teen suicide bomber kills at least 16 at bus station

February 15, 2015
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The Guardian [UK]    

"A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up at a crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 16 and wounding 30 others. Witnesses said most of the victims were children who had either been selling peanuts or begging for money at the time of the explosion. The bomber managed to get through the security check at the entrance to the bus station in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, and detonated herself at 1pm local time." (02/15/15)

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Myanmar: 47 regime troops reported dead in clashes with Kokang rebels

February 13, 2015
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"Days of clashes with rebels from a minority ethnic group in northern Myanmar have left 47 government soldiers dead and dozens more wounded, state media reported Friday. The fighting with the Kokang rebels began Monday in the town of Laukkai, near the border with China, the state-run newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar said. It reported that a total of 73 government troops had been wounded in the clashes between Monday and Thursday but didn't provide any information about casualties among the rebels or civilians." (02/13/15)

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/12/asia/myanmar-violence/  

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Pakistan: Taliban attack Shia mosque in Peshawar

February 13, 2015
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Taliban militants have attacked worshippers at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar with guns and grenades, killing at least 19. Police killed one of the militants in a gunfight around the mosque, in the wealthy Hayatabad district. Another of the militants blew himself up with a suicide vest, and a third was arrested, police said. Two weeks ago, another attack on a Shia mosque Sindh province's Shikarpur district left more than 60 people dead." (02/13/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-31451201  

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Fighting intensifies ahead of peace talks

February 11, 2015
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"Fighting intensified Tuesday in [Donetsk People's Republic] as [DPR forces and invading]Ukrainian troops sought to extend their gains ahead of crucial peace talks, and the [Ukrainian] government accused the [DPR forces] of shelling a town far behind the front lines, killing 12 people and wounding scores. Germany, which has joined with France to try to broker a peace deal, urged Russia and Ukraine to compromise and called on the warring parties to refrain from hostilities that could derail a four-way summit Wednesday in Minsk, Belarus." (02/11/15)

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American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller dead, White House says

February 11, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"President Obama confirmed today that American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller has been killed, days after the terror group claimed she had died in a Jordanian airstrike. ... ISIS claimed in a statement Friday Mueller had been killed, but no evidence of her death was presented, prompting doubts about ISIS's claim from former U.S. officials. A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council said that over the weekend, the Mueller family 'received a private message from Kayla's ISIL [ISIS] captors containing additional information.'" (02/10/15)

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Syria: Regime says rebel shelling of capital kills at least three

February 5, 2015
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Miami Herald    

"Syrian rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar shells that struck several neighborhoods in the capital Damascus on Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding around 30 others, Syria's state-run news agency said. Gray smoke billowed from several parts of the city, and the thud of shells and wailing ambulance sirens pierced the morning calm. The shelling followed threats by a rebel commander to shower the capital with mortar shells to avenge deadly government airstrikes on nearby rebel-held suburbs over the past week." (02/05/15)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article9328634.html  

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Donetsk People’s Republic: Rocket fire kills at least five near hospital

February 5, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Rocket salvoes hit a previously safe section of ... Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, [Donetsk People's Republic spokespersons] said. The fighting between [DPR forces] and [invading Ukrainian troops] escalated sharply in January, with more than 220 civilians killed in the past three weeks alone, according to the United Nations." (02/04/15)

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Cameroon: Boko Haram “kill 70″ in border town

February 4, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Boko Haram militants have reportedly killed at least 70 people in an attack on the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria. The Islamist militants attacked civilians in their homes and in the town's mosque, local officials said, setting many buildings on fire. The attack comes a day after a regional force said it had driven the militants from a Nigerian town near Fotokol. The Boko Haram insurgency has left thousands dead over the last six years." (02/04/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31141097  

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Libya: Gunmen attack oilfield, at least three killed

February 4, 2015
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CBC [Canadian state media]    

"Libyan officials say gunmen have attacked a French-operated oilfield and shot to death three guards. A security official says the attack took place Tuesday in al-Mabrouk oil field, 170 kilometres south of the coastal city of Sirte. No group claimed responsibility." (02/04/15)

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Jordan: Regime kills two prisoners in retaliation for pilot’s killing

February 4, 2015
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St. Augustine Record    

"A Jordanian government spokesman says Jordan has [killed] two prisoners, including a would-be female suicide bomber from al-Qaida. The [killings] at dawn Wednesday came just hours after Islamic State militants released a video that purportedly showed a captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive in a cage." (02/03/15)

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France: Assailant wounds three soldiers in Nice Jewish centre attack

February 4, 2015
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"A man wielding a knife has attacked three soldiers patrolling outside a Jewish community centre in Nice, in the south of France. The soldiers were wounded and police said the assailant was captured. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi told French TV that a second man had been arrested in connection with the stabbing. The attacker was expelled from Turkey last week and questioned upon his return, French media reported." (02/03/15)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31118020  

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Bangladesh: Firebombing of bus kills seven

February 3, 2015
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch    

"Attackers threw crude fire bombs at a packed bus in Bangladesh early Tuesday, setting it alight as it moved along a highway and leaving at least seven people dead and 16 injured during a nationwide strike called by the opposition. ... Political attacks -- mostly fire bombings of vehicles -- have killed at least 53 people since early January, when an opposition alliance led by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia ordered a nationwide transportation blockade in an attempt to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to step down. The two politicians have long battled for political supremacy in the South Asian nation." (02/03/15)

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Egypt: Alexandria blast kills one; other explosives target Cairo airport

February 3, 2015
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"A roadside bomb near Egypt's second-largest city, Alexandria, killed a bystander and injured two others Tuesday, and authorities defused two more explosives at Cairo International Airport, officials said. The latest reports are part of recent increase in small bombs being planted around Egypt. Many of the devices have been so-called flash-bang grenades, designed to sow panic but cause minimal damage or casualties. Larger and deadlier bombs have been targeted almost exclusively at members of the Egyptian police and army." (02/03/15)

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Donetsk People’s Republic: 23 dead in 24 hours as local troops fight Ukrainian invasion forces

February 2, 2015
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euronews [EU]    

"Authorities in Kyiv say 13 Ukrainian soldiers and ten civilians were killed in 24 hours between January 31 and February 1, in [neighboring Donetsk People's Republic]. Hopes of a ceasefire in the region evaporated on Saturday (January 31) when peace talks between Ukrainian and Russian authorities and [delegates from the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics] collapsed. ... The United Nations estimates more than 5,100 people have been killed since conflict in the region started in April 2014. Over 900,000 are thought to have been displaced across the [three countries]." (02/01/15)

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Syria: Bomb on bus in central Damascus kills seven

February 2, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"A bomb exploded on a bus near Damascus' medieval city center on Sunday, killing at least seven people, including Lebanese Shiite pilgrims, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media. Another 20 people were wounded in the blast, which occurred near the Damascus citadel and the centuries-old Hamidiyeh bazaar, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria. Rocket fire from nearby rebel-held towns routinely strikes Damascus, but bombings are rare in the heavily policed city center." (02/01/15)

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Egypt: At least 20 dead in Sinai attacks

January 30, 2015
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United Press International United Press International    

"At least 20 people died and dozens of others were injured Thursday in multiple militant attacks across Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ... The simultaneous attacks included car bombs and mortar rounds fired in the towns of al-Arish, Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafa. The North Sinai security directorate in al-Arish, a nearby army base, a hotel and other security checkpoints were targeted." (01/29/15)

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Afghanistan: Three US occupation contractors, one Afghan killed in airport shooting

January 30, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Three American contractors were killed in a shooting incident at the international airport in Kabul today that may have involved an Afghan security officer at the airport .... The three Defense Department contractors were Americans, a U.S. official said, noting that the shooter was wearing the uniform of an Afghan national policeman .... adding that it is also unclear if the Afghan listed as a fatality is someone other than the shooter who was shot dead by the security team at the airport." (01/29/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on funeral kills at least nine

January 29, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"At least nine people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a funeral for the victims of a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said. 'A suicide attacker detonated himself when he was identified by the police,' said Khawani, the deputy security chief of eastern Laghman province where the attack took place, who goes by one name. ... Laghman governor spokesman Sarhadi Zwak placed the death toll at 16, with another 39 wounded. No one has claimed responsiblity for the attack but suicide bombings are a hallmark of the Taliban's war against foreign and Afghan security forces, now in its fourteenth year." (01/29/15)

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Lebanon: Israel, Hezbollah exchange attacks; two soldiers dead

January 29, 2015
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USA Today    

"Israel fired a counterattack into Lebanon on Wednesday and promised more after a Hezbollah rocket strike killed two Israeli soldiers in the sharpest escalation between the two foes since their war in 2006. ... Hezbollah, an Iran-backed militant group, said the attack was carried out by the 'heroic martyrs of Quneitra' in apparent retaliation for an Israeli airstrike on the Golan Heights that killed six Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general Jan. 18. Israel said that strike targeted combatants plotting an attack on Israel." (01/28/15)

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Libya: At least eight killed as gunmen storm Tripoli hotel

January 28, 2015
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euronews [EU]    

"Two heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favoured by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least eight people including four foreigners before blowing themselves up with a grenade. Officials said shooting erupted inside the five-star Corinthia Hotel and security forces evacuated guests, including Tripoli’s prime minister and an American delegation, after the gunmen blasted through the building’s security and reception." (01/27/15)

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