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DAKAR, Senegal | Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

DAKAR, Senegal— Jan 21, 2019—SITE Intelligence Group says Mali’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded 25 others in northern Mali’s Kidal region. The U.S.-based monitoring group says Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam Muslimeen, known as JNIM and formed in 2017, says … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

WASHINGTON | Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—President Donald Trump is heading to Dover Air Force Base to pay tribute to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week. He tweets: “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

NAIROBI, Kenya | Son of Kenyan military officer identified as attack suspect

NAIROBI, Kenya —Jan 18, 2019—Kenyan investigators have identified a Kenyan military officer as the father of one of the extremists involved in the attack on a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week. There were conflicting reports on Friday about whether the extremist was among the five attackers who died in the assault, or … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Son of Kenyan military officer identified as attack suspect

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan —Jan 12, 2019— At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar, according to a provincial official. Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said that two other police were wounded in Saturday’s attack took place in the Spin Bolduk … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KARACHI, Pakistan | Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Pakistani city of Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan  — Three gunmen stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense, hour-long shootout during which two police officers and all the assailants were killed, officials said. All the Chinese diplomats and staff at the consulate were safe and were not harmed during the assault or … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Pakistani city of Karachi

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians launch dozens of rockets into Israel after raid

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants on Monday fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel, critically wounding an Israeli teen in what appeared to be an act of revenge after a deadly undercover Israeli military raid the day before. The Israeli military responded by dispatching fighter jets to strike “terror targets” … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians launch dozens of rockets into Israel after raid

PARIS | The Latest: Queen leads Britain’s national WWI remembrance

PARIS— The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has led a national act of remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The black-clad queen watched from a balcony in central London on Sunday as her … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Queen leads Britain’s national WWI remembrance

SYDNEY | The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack

SYDNEY— The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Australia that police say was linked to terrorism. Police say the driver of a pickup truck got out of his vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: IS claims responsibility for Australia attack

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, says seven soldiers and six policemen were killed. Four soldiers were also wounded in the early Monday attack at the joint army and police checkpoint … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

CAIRO | Egypt says perpetrators of attack against Christians killed

CAIRO— Egypt said Sunday that security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing seven Christians in an attack on pilgrims traveling to a remote desert monastery. The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said the militants were tracked to a hideout in the desert west of the central … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt says perpetrators of attack against Christians killed

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board

KABUL, Afghanistan  — An Afghan army helicopter crashed Wednesday in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 people on board, including the deputy corps commander of the western zone, a provincial spokesman said. Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the Farah governor, said the helicopter crashed around 9:10 a.m. (0440 GMT), shortly after … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board

BAMAKO, Mali | Attacks in Mali kill 2 UN peacekeepers, wound more than 12

BAMAKO, Mali — The United Nations mission in Mali says armed men attacked a U.N. camp outside of Timbuktu killing at least two peacekeepers and wounding at least a dozen others. U.N. Mali mission spokeswoman Myriam Dessables said men in heavily armed vehicles drove up to the camp in the town of Ber, about 60 … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Attacks in Mali kill 2 UN peacekeepers, wound more than 12

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officials

KABUL, Afghanistan— The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country’s parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Afghan officials say three top Kandahar province officials have been killed by their own guards in an attack at a security meeting that also wounded three Americans. A Taliban spokesman who claimed responsibility … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officials

PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems

PARIS — The Latest on a knife attack in France (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The French interior minister says a man who killed his mother and sister in a knife attack west of Paris had “serious psychiatric problems.” Gerard Collomb said the attack in the town of Trappes on Thursday is not being treated … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Knife attacker had psychiatric problems

PARIS | The Latest: Officials say victims were attacker’s relatives

PARIS  — The Latest on a knife attack in France (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Two French officials say the two people killed in a knife attack west of Paris were the mother and sister of the attacker, who was subsequently killed by police. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Officials say victims were attacker’s relatives