Monday, August 10, 2020

Philippines: 6 killed in clashes between security forces and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels

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The death toll in the running gun battle between government security forces and suspected communist rebels in northern Philippines on Saturday climbed to six, the military said on Sunday.

A military report said that the clashes that started around 2:00 p.m. local time on Saturday and ended early Sunday morning in Santa Lucia town near Candon City in Ilocos Sur province resulted in the killing of five New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and an army soldier.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims car bomb at a military base in Mogadishu

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At least seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded at an army base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, military and emergency services said.

The attack, claimed by the al-Shabaab militant group, targeted a compound near Somalia’s national stadium where soldiers from the Somali National Army (SNA) are stationed.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Nigeria: Fulani militia armed attack kills more than 20 people in north

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More than 20 people were killed and several others wounded in fresh armed attacks by a suspected militia targeting three Nigerian communities in the northern Kaduna State, local media reported on Thursday.

The attack which took place in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area targeted the communities of Kurmin Masara, Apyia Shyim, and Takmawai, according to local Daily Post website.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Afghanistan: Clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban resume after cease-fire ends

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At least 10 insurgents were killed in clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, the first time authorities have confirmed direct fighting since a recent cease-fire expired.

According to defense ministry spokesman Fawad Aman, two clashes broke out Wednesday in the eastern province of Ghazni. Aman told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that 10 Taliban insurgents had been killed.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Somalia: Al-Shabaab attack kills at least 8 soldiers

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At least eight Somali government soldiers were killed and several wounded on Wednesday when al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a military base in the southwestern Bay province.

Somali government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo told Anadolu Agency over the phone that al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a Somali national army base in Daynuney.

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