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4 women suicide bombers kill one, injure 10 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 24, (Agencies): Four women suicide bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Nigeria Saturday, killing one other person and wounding 10, when civilian guards prevented them from entering the city of Maiduguri, said an official. The women blew themselves up when they were stopped for a body search …

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US defence chief speaks of more raids similar to Iraq op – IS purportedly releases video of raid aftermath

WASHINGTON, Oct 24, (Agencies): US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday he expected more raids targeting the Islamic State group similar to the mission that freed dozens of captives but left an American commando dead in Iraq. Carter’s comments came as President Barack Obama tapped veteran Iraq expert Brett McGurk …

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One dead in IS-claimed attack – Blast on Shiite shrine hits Ashura mourners

DHAKA, Oct 24, (Agencies): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing of the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital Saturday that killed one person and wounded nearly 80, as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession. The rare attack on Bangladesh’s tiny Shiite Muslim community comes just …

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Militants kill Islamist election candidate – IS claims blast that wounds 4 in Egypt

CAIRO, Oct 24, (Agencies): Gunmen shot dead an Islamist candidate in Egypt’s parliamentary elections in North Sinai on Saturday, officials said, where jihadists are waging an insurgency against the government. Mostafa Abdel Rahman, a candidate for ultraconservative Salafist Al-Nur party which is seen as progovernment, was gunned down by two …

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Russia says kills IS-linked militant

MOSCOW, Oct 24, (RTRS): Russian security forces killed a militant linked to Islamic State in the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan early on Saturday, the government’s Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) said, according to news agencies. Special forces and police found Abdula Nustafaev in a house in the village of Gimry and …

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Hostages faced ‘mass execution’ – ID on ‘Delta’

ERBIL/BAGHDAD, Oct 23, (Agencies): US special forces who raided a prison compound in northern Iraq were acting on intelligence that Kurdish fighters were being held there by Islamic State, a source in the Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Friday. A US serviceman died of wounds sustained in the predawn …

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Data of millions of Britons put at risk – TALKTALK GETS RANSOM DEMAND AFTER CYBER ATTACK

LONDON, Oct 23, (Agencies): The personal data of millions of Britons could be at risk after telephone and broadband provider TalkTalk was hit by a “significant and sustained” cyberattack, the company said Friday. TalkTalk said information including customer names, addresses and bank details could have been compromised, and that it …

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Suicide bombing kills at least 55 in northeast Nigeria mosque – Boko Haram using iPads, laptops, phones for bombs

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 23, (Agencies): At least 55 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on Friday, raising fresh security concerns after a wave of similar attacks. The attack happened shortly after 5:00 am (0400 GMT) in the Jidari area of the Borno …

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Police kill suspected Islamist in shootout

BISHKEK, Oct 23, (RTRS): Kyrgyz police killed a suspected Islamist militant escapee from prison on Thursday in a shootout in which a policeman and two civilians also died on the outskirts of the capital Bishkek, the Interior Ministry said. The incident followed two similar gunbattles between police and militants in …

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Suicide bomber kills 11 – 6 children among dead in mosque blast

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 23, (AFP): A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque killing at least 11 Shiite minority Muslims, including six children, and wounded at least a dozen others in a remote southwestern Pakistani town on Thursday, officials said. The attack took place as Shiites gathered at the …

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