News – November 2019


  • Kenya: Police intensify search for most wanted terror suspect

    November 3, 2019

    Police have zeroed in on most wanted terror suspect Abdullahi Banati as the mastermind of a group targeting security forces in parts of the North Eastern region. According to a security brief seen by the Sunday Nation, the group’s operations include an intelligence wing that shares information on potential targets. Mr Banati is not a new name to ...

  • Six people wounded in blast in southern Somali town of Qoryoley

    November 3, 2019

    At least six people have been injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted in an NGO-run centre in the southern Somalia town of Qoryoley. According to locals in the town, the IED exploded as the NGO staffers were providing farming seeds and other assistance to the farmers in the town. The victims were rushed ...

  • IED Kills Two Soldiers In Bandiagara, Mali

    November 3, 2019

    Two Malian soldiers were killed and another six injured when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the army said Sunday. “A vehicle of the Malian armed forces hit an improvised explosive device” near the central town of Bandiagara, the military said in a tweet. It was the latest in a string of attacks underscoring the ...

  • French soldier killed by IED as ISIS claim deadly attack on Malian troops

    November 3, 2019

    ISIS has claimed an attack in Mali’s volatile east nera the border with Niger that killed a French soldier on Saturday, a day after 53 Malian troops were massacred in the same area. Militants “detonated an explosive device on a French army convoy in the Indelimane area”, ISIS said on its Telegram channel. The recent wave of ...

  • Mali: At least 54 killed in one of deadliest attacks on soldiers for 10 years

    November 2, 2019

    The attack on Malian soldiers in Indelimane in the Menaka region near the Niger border is one of the deadliest in the last decade. At least 54 people have been killed in Mali following a jihadist attack on Friday. The Malian army were targeted on a military post in Indelimane, in the Menaka region near the border with Niger, ...

  • Car bomb explodes in Syrian town captured by Turkey from Kurds

    November 2, 2019

    A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing 13 people. Turkey’s defence ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which forces backed by Ankara captured from Kurdish-led fighters last month. The ministry harshly condemned the attack, which it blamed on Syrian ...

  • Afghanistan: Blast kills nine children as they walk to school

    November 2, 2019

    Nine children have been killed in a roadside blast in north-eastern Afghanistan as they made their way to school. The children – eight boys and a girl aged between seven and 10 – accidentally stepped on a deliberately-planted mine, officials said. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the bomb. Last month, the UN said 1,174 Afghan ...

  • Explosive device hidden in book discovered in Gaza border community

    November 2, 2019

    An explosive device hidden in a book was found in an Israeli community bordering the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The device was discovered by holidaymakers near a local river at Kibbutz Re’im. Police sappers were called to the scene and neutralized the device. Police estimate the device made its way from the Hamas-controlled enclave via a ...

  • YPG/PKK plants explosives in glass bottles in Northern Syria

    November 1, 2019

    Large number of explosives, mines defused during sweep and clear activities in Ras al-Ayn YPG/PKK terrorists have planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in glass bottles in areas they fled in northern Syria, said Turkish forces, who continue sweep and clear efforts in the region. Turkish Armed Forces and the Syrian National Army (SNA), a rebel group which ...