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  • Wilayat Sinai claim responsibility for attack in Egypt's North Sinai

    The Islamic State in Sinai claimed responsibility for an attack a day earlier on a North Sinai army checkpoint in which at least 12 soldiers died.

  • Hoax attack at elementary school in the US' Alabama

    A HOAX device was emplaced on a vehicle at Magnolia Elementary School in Trussville in the state of Alabama in the United States on 16 November, the Associated Press reported. Two suspects - identified as 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard - were charged by authorities on

  • SVBIED attack kills at least 97 people in Iraq's Babil

    AT LEAST 97 people - reported to mostly be Iranian Shia Muslim pilgrims - were killed and an unspecified number of others were wounded when an Islamic State militant detonated a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED), described in reports as a truck bomb containing 500 litres of

  • Wilayat Sinai attack kills 12 soldiers in Egypt's North Sinai

    AT LEAST 12 soldiers were killed and 12 others were wounded when suspected Wilayat Sinai militants attacked a checkpoint with four vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) in an unspecified location in Egypt's North Sinai governorate on 24 November, Reuters reported. A military statement

  • VBIED attack kills two people in Turkey's Adana

    Two people were killed and 33 others were wounded when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated outside the governor's office in the city of Adana in Turkey's Adana province on 24 November, Hurriyet reported. There was no immediate claim of

  • Army forces kill would-be suicide bomber in Cameroon's Extreme-Nord

    A FEMALE would-be suicide bomber was killed by army forces before she could detonate her explosives as she attempted to target a military post at a displaced persons camp in the Kolofata area of Cameroon's Extreme-Nord region on 21 November, Reuters reported. No other casualties were reported.

  • IED attack kills three police officers in Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa

    THREE police officers were killed and eight others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar militants, detonated targeting their vehicle in the Bashirabad area of the city of Peshawar in Pakistan's Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa on 22 November, the Express Tribune

  • Explosion kills at least three civilians in Libya's Cyrenaica

    AT LEAST three civilians were killed and 20 others were wounded in an explosion near the Jala hospital in the city of Benghazi in Libya's Cyrenaica region on 21 November, Reuters reported. There were conflicting reports regarding the nature of the explosion, with varying reports of a vehicle-borne

  • RCIED attack kills a man in Pakistan's Balochistan

    A MAN was killed and three others, including two security force personnel, were wounded in a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) attack targeting a military vehicle near Boghara Road in the town of Chaman, close to the border with Afghanistan, in Pakistan's Balochistan province on

  • Suicide attack kills at least 32 people in Afghanistan's Kabul

    AT LEAST 32 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated their explosives targeting Shia Muslim worshippers inside the Baqir-ul-Olum mosque in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on 21 November, during Arbaeen commemorations, Reuters reported. The attack was

  • Rebel coalition launches attacks near Myanmar's border with China

    In a calculated rebuff to an already flailing government-sponsored peace process, an alliance of four insurgent factions in the north of Myanmar's Shan State has launched a co-ordinated offensive aimed at trade centres and key logistics arteries along the country's border with China. The wave of

  • Anglophone protests in Cameroon to be met with repression and few concessions without government compromise over federalism

    Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Bamenda, capital of Cameroon's North West region, on 22 November against poor road infrastructure and perceived marginalisation of Anglophones in the country. The protest coincides with the beginning of an indefinite strike by teachers in Cameroon's

  • China seeks to counter militancy in Central Asia

    Key Points The militaries of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and Tajikistan reached an agreement in 2016 to promote co-operation on counter-terrorism. Beijing was the principal driver behind the initiative to tackle the threat of Uighur militancy. Specifics on the nature of the co-operation

  • SVBIED attack kills at least 40 people in Iraq's Anbar

    AT LEAST 40 people were killed and 60 others were wounded in a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack targeting a police officer's wedding in the town of Amiriyat al-Fallujah in Iraq's Anbar province on 17 November, Al-Jazeera reported. The Islamic State claimed

  • Turkey's proxies' advance on al-Bab to be contested by Syrian government with support from SDF and Iran

    Key Points The Syrian government, the US-backed and predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) share an interest in preventing Turkey from controlling al-Bab, and they are likely to co-operate militarily against Turkey, even in the event

  • VBIED attack kills at least 13 people in Syria's Aleppo

    ACCORDING to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 13 people were killed and dozens of others were wounded in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack targeting a Harakat Nur al-Din al-Zinki security office in the town of Azaz, close to the border with Turkey, in

  • Hate crime targets Jewish girls' school in UK's North London

    NAZI symbols of swastikas were sprayed on vans parked outside the entrance of Beis Malka Jewish Girls School by an unidentified assailant in Alkham Road in Stamford Hill in United Kingdom's North London on 15 November, The Standard reported. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • Security forces detain a man on terrorism charges in UK' West Midlands

    AN UNNAMED 32-year-old man from Coventry, suspected of financing terrorism, was detained by Counter Terrorism Unit forces at the Birmingham International Airport in the West Midlands in the United Kingdom on 27 October, the BBC reported.

  • Security forces detain Islamic State supporters in Russia's Tatarstan

    IN A STATEMENT released on 20 October, a spokeswoman for the Investigative Committee in Tatarstan announced that an unidentified 36-year-old Kazan resident had been detained on charges of planning a terrorist attack and supporting an international terrorist organization in the city of Kazan in

  • Suspected Al-Shabaab militants preach to mosques in Kenya's Garissa

    ALLEGED Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants forced worshippers for one hour to listen to their ideology and read out names of alleged spies and traitors at a mosque in the village of Kabasalo in Ijara in Kenya's Garissa Country on 15 November, The Standard reported. Al Shabaab militants

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