Benin: Two soldiers killed by homemade bomb in the north

Two soldiers on motorcycle patrol in northern Benin were killed on Tuesday by an improvised explosive device, military and police sources said on Wednesday (13 December). While on motorcycle patrol Tuesday morning in the commune of Karimama, near the border Read More …

Benin: Two soldiers killed in IED explosion in Alibori

Two soldiers of Benin’s armed forces died Tuesday December 12 in the explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in the commune of Karimama, north of the country reeling with terrorism activities. The incident reportedly occurred at Bako Moko in Read More …

Who are the partners of the Beninese in the fight against terrorists?

Northern Benin faces the terrorist threat as jihadist groups based in the Sahel try to expand their actions to the Gulf of Guinea countries. To counter this threat and secure the borders, the Beninese army launched Operation Mirador in early Read More …

North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers partner with Togo, Benin soldiers to counter IEDs

Two U.S. Army Soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard visited African countries Togo and Benin Feb. 6-17, 2023, to exchange best practices in countering improvised explosive devices with Togalese Armed Forces and Benin Armed Forces. U.S. Army Staff Sgts. Read More …

Togo: Eight soldiers killed in the Kpendjal prefecture, raising spectre of first deadly Islamist attack

Eight soldiers were killed and 13 wounded in an attack in northern Togo on Wednesday, the government said, marking potentially the first deadly raid on its territory by Islamist militants who have killed thousands in neighbouring countries. Before dawn, a Read More …

AQIM’s Imperial Playbook: Understanding al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb’s Expansion into West Africa

In 2021, the United Nations noted the newfound threats of the Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), a branch of al-Qa`ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), that extended into Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast, stretching farther yet Read More …

Benin: Five soldiers killed in IED attack in north west

Five soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected an armed group possibly linked to ISIL or al-Qaeda in a national park in the north of Benin Republic, two military sources have said. The attack on Monday also wounded several Read More …

Benin: Death toll in national park attacks in the north rises as France opens terror probe

Nine people including a Frenchman were killed this week in attacks in a national park in Benin’s remote north bordering troubled Niger and Burkina Faso, according to a government update. The toll was the deadliest in recent attacks Benin has Read More …

Benin army vehicle strikes land mine as security fears in north grow

A Benin army vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in a national park near the border with Burkina Faso on Thursday, the park’s management said, the latest in a series of security incidents as fears rise about widening Islamist violence. Read More …

Selected Police personnel in Africa trained in explosives combat

Selected Police personnel from 11 African countries have undergone explosive recognition and awareness training to combat explosive-related threats by terrorists and extremists. The two-week training dubbed: “Explosives Hazards Awareness Training (EHAT) of Trainers,” drew participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Read More …