Gunmen have opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan, killing at least seven worshippers and wounding five others, officials said. Parwan province’s police chief Haroon Mubarez said on Tuesday the gunmen stormed the mosque when worshippers were offering evening prayers after breaking their Ramadan fast. “Seven people have been[…]
Gunmen and suicide bombers have stormed a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital Kabul and were locked in an ongoing battle with security forces, the interior ministry said. Security forces had cordoned off the area, located in old Kabul, and are trying to counter the attack, which began at[…]
Authorities say they have stopped an attack claimed by extremist group Al-Shabaab on a popular hotel in the Somali port of Kismayo, but prominent public figures are among those killed. “The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed,” Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, told[…]
Gunmen have opened fire at mosques in Christchurch, with reports of between nine and 27 people killed. Four people are in custody – three men and one woman. The Police Commissioner Mike Bush said “there have been some absolute acts of bravery” in the arrests of the four attackers. A[…]
Gunmen have stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital, setting off loud blasts and sending people fleeing for their lives following a coordinated assault claimed by the Somalia-based al-Shabab armed group. More than 16 hours after the attack began at Nairobi’s Dusit hotel complex, which also[…]
Armed security staff employed by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to escort train drivers were attacked and shot at by a group of unknown armed men in Philippi, Samora Machel, in Cape Town on Sunday, Prasa said. The driver of the vehicle was shot in the shoulder,[…]
Gunmen have occupied a school after storming a village on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, according to police. Suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group were engaged in a gun battle with security forces at Malagakit, close to Pigcawayan town, Chief Inspector Realan Mamon[…]
At least six people – and eight attackers – were killed when al-Shabab suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a seafront hotel and restaurant in the Somali capital, the intelligence agency said. A car laden with explosives rammed into the Beach View Hotel on Lido beach on Thursday evening, after which[…]
Four gunmen and two guards were killed when unidentified militants attacked an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border on Saturday in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Officials said the gunmen, wearing army fatigues, managed to enter the Pathankot air base[…]
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 37 people in raids on five villages around Maiduguri, the capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, a military source and a local village defense group said on Friday. The radicals, who arrived on motorcycles and in four-wheel drive vehicles, fired into houses and shot fleeing[…]
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