Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill 37 in ambush on mining firm convoy

At least 37 people have been killed and 60 wounded in an attack on a mining company convoy in Burkina Faso, authorities say. Five buses carrying staff of Canadian firm Semafo were ambushed on Wednesday about 40km (24 miles) from Read More …

Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city

Afghan security forces “repelled” a coordinated Taliban assault on the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said, even as the insurgents claimed to have captured important city buildings. The multi-pronged Taliban offensive on Kunduz, which has come Read More …

Islamists claim double attack in Somali capital Mogadishu

A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left eight people dead, the director of an ambulance service said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 16 people were wounded, some of them seriously, Dr. Abdiqadir Aden Read More …

As Taliban Fight for Ghazni City in Afghanistan, Nearby Districts Fall

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have taken over most of the rural areas in Ghazni Province, even as they continue to battle the government for control of the provincial capital, according to local officials and residents. While attention in the past Read More …