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Agents: 44 gunned down in Nigeria mosque

Agents: 44 gunned down in Nigeria mosque

Maiduguri, AP—Suspected Islamic militants wearing army fatigues gunned down 44 people praying at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, while another 12 civilians died in an apparently simultaneous attack, security agents said Monday. Sunday’s attacks were the latest in...
Mali Conflict in Bloodiest Phase Yet

Mali Conflict in Bloodiest Phase Yet

Paris, AFP—France said Tuesday that dozens of Islamist militants have been killed in the bloodiest phase of the Mali conflict to date, but it remained unclear if key commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar was among them. Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno on Monday reiterated...
Chad Says Islamist Leader Belmokhtar Killed in Mali

Chad Says Islamist Leader Belmokhtar Killed in Mali

N’Djamena, AFP—Chad says its troops in northern Mali have killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the one-eyed Islamist leader who masterminded an assault on an Algerian gas plant in January that left 37 foreign hostages dead. The announcement came amid continued fighting in...