Three Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Three UN peacekeepers from Ivory Coast were killed in central Mali on Wednesday, the UN and Ivorian government said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn Sahel state. Peacekeepers travelling the road linking the central town of Douentza to Read More …

Afghanistan: Public Protection Force Spokesman Killed in Kabul IED Blast

Three people were killed, including Zia Wadan, a spokesman for the Public Protection Force, in an explosion in Kabul city on Sunday morning, the Interior Ministry confirmed. The blast occurred around 8:30am local time in the Kart-e-Naw area of PD8 Read More …

Somalia: Explosion targets Kenyan army convoy in Lower Juba region

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a convoy of Kenyan troops traveling on the Dhobley road. A statement from the Kenya Defense Forces confirmed the attack near the border between the two countries, which resulted in casualties. Read More …

Somalia: Danab Forces Destroy VBIED In Lower Shabelle

The elite trained Danab forces have destroyed vehicle laden with explosives during an operation in the Lower Shabelle province. “They were planning massive operations and suicide car bombings against the people of Somalia,’’ Ahmed Abdullahi Nur, commander of the US-trained Read More …

Trends in Terrorism: What’s on the Horizon in 2021?

The year 2020 was unprecedented in many ways. Just three days into the year, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander Qasem Soleimani. That news was soon eclipsed by the worldwide Read More …

Afghanistan: 2 killed in IED Blast in Nangarhar province

In a roadside IED in Nangarhar, two policemen were killed and three others were wounded in Nangarhar province, officials in the province confirmed. According to officials, the blast happened in the PD4 Sabzi market area of Jalalabad city, the IED Read More …

Afghanistan: 5 killed, top Kapisa cleric among 9 injured in blast

Five people were killed and nine others were wounded including the provincial Ulema Council head in a car bomb blast in central Kapisa province on Sunday. Abdul ShayiqShurash, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the dead included three religious Read More …

Two French soldiers killed during operation in Mali

Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in similar fashion. Their deaths brought to 50 the number of French soldiers killed in the Read More …