Jul 4, 2015

Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours in Nigeria

Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as “inhuman and barbaric.” The militants have staged multiple attacks across restive Borno state since ...

Jun 29, 2015

Suicide blast at Nigeria leprosy hospital claims five

At least five people have been killed and 10 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a leprosy hospital on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, emergency services said Sunday. The bomber, who tried to gain access to the ...

Jun 28, 2015

Suicide bombers kill at least three in northeast Nigeria

Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and injured 16 in the capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno on Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks by suspected Islamist militants. The two women tried to get into a hospital ...

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Jun 20, 2015

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. The attacks — largely by the Islamic State group and Boko Haram — raised the number of terrorist acts ...

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Jun 19, 2015

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border and attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people, a local government official said Thursday. The attack marks the latest attempt by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram ...

Chad suicide bombings targeting police laid to Boko Haram; 23 killed

Jun 16, 2015

Chad suicide bombings targeting police laid to Boko Haram; 23 killed

Twenty-three people were killed and over 100 injured in twin suicide bombings targeting police in the Chadian capital Monday, with the government blaming Boko Haram militants for the bloodshed. They were the first such attacks in the capital of the Central African nation, which ...