Afghanistan: Explosions and gunfire heard at Kabul military hospital

The Afghan capital Kabul has been rocked by two explosions and gunfire at the site of a military hospital. A Taliban spokesman said the first blast happened in front of the 400-bed Sardar Daud Khan hospital and the second was Read More …

Pakistan: At Least Four Dead In Grenade Attack On Shi’ite Ashura Procession In Eastern Punjab

At least four people have been killed in a grenade attack on an Ashura mourning procession of Shi’ite Muslims in eastern Pakistan. A spokesman for the Shi’ite organization Majlis-e-Wahdat Muslimeen told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal that several people were also injured Read More …

Niger: Fifteen soldiers killed in ambush in Tillaberi Region

Fifteen soldiers were killed as a result of an ambush in southwestern Niger on Saturday, the country’s defence ministry said, blaming the attack on “armed terrorist groups.” The assailants ambushed a supply mission at 1100 local time in Torodi commune Read More …

UN condemns ‘horrendous attack’ on demining partner HALO Trust in Afghanistan

Ten people were killed, and 16 others injured, when gunmen burst into a demining camp in Baghlan-e-Markazi district and opened fire. HALO Trust said the attack occurred around 9:50 pm Tuesday, local time, when some 110 men, from local communities Read More …

Nigeria: Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Imo state prison

Nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped from a prison in southeastern Nigeria after heavily armed gunmen attacked the facility, authorities said. The massive jailbreak occurred before dawn on Monday in Owerri, the capital of Imo state. Attackers wielding machine guns, rocket-propelled Read More …

Iraq: Rocket attack on coalition base in Erbil kills contractor, injures US service member

A rocket attack targeting the American-led military coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil killed a civilian contractor and wounded nine others on Monday night, according to a coalition spokesman. More than a dozen rockets were fired toward the Read More …

Mali: Around 20 UN Peacekeepers Injured In Major Attack On MINUSMA Base

Some 20 UN peacekeepers serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were injured on Wednesday, after their temporary base came under attack in the restive central region of the country. In a statement, MINUSMA said that the ‘blue Read More …

Yemen: ‘At least 12 killed’ in large explosion at Aden airport as government officials land

At least 12 people have been killed after several large explosions and gunfire rocked Aden airport in Yemen as the country’s newly appointed government arrived by plane from Saudi Arabia. Sources within the government told The Independent there were more Read More …