The UN has warned of a rise in trafficking of the synthetic opioid tramadol across West Africa, as one official revealed it is being found in the pockets of suicide bombers. Seizures of the drug have skyrocketed since 2013, from 300kg (660lb) to more than three tonnes a year, the[…]
Suicide bombers killed 17 people and injured 21 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the police commissioner of Borno state said on Wednesday. It is the latest in a spate of suicide bomb attacks on the city in the last few weeks. Borno, of which Maiduguri is the capital,[…]
Multiple suicide bomb blasts have killed at least six people and wounded 18 others in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, security sources told Al Jazeera. The attacks happened around 03:30 GMT on Wednesday at the Muna Garage area on the outskirts of the city. Two suicide bombers blew themselves[…]
A pair of suicide bombers detonated themselves near two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside – killing 15 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. In the tense aftermath of the blasts, an[…]
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