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Carnage in Nigeria's Jos adds pressure on Buhari

Jos - At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the emergency services said on Monday, after a wave of mass casualty attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants.

'High risk of terror attack' in Spain: Minister

Madrid - Spain is facing its highest level of terror threat since 2004 because of the danger posed by jihadists, said the country's Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz on Sunday.

'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers

Kano - Several female suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria blew themselves up amid panicked villagers fleeing a Boko Haram attack, killing scores, the army and witnesses said Saturday.

Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter

Kano - 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".

Female suicide bomber kills 12 in Nigeria mosque: Witnesses

Kano - A young female suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a witness and a vigilante aiding the military against Boko Haram said Friday.

Nearly 150 killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed nearly 150 people in northeastern Nigerian villages, mowing down men and children while they prayed in mosques and shooting women preparing food at home, witnesses said Thursday.

Niger army says it killed 15 Boko Haram militants

Niamey - Niger's army killed 15 Boko Haram militants in the course of land and air operations against the armed Islamist group, the defence ministry announced Wednesday.

'Boko Haram' attacks kill over 40 in Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have shot dead at least 42 people in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, with no let-up in sight to the Islamist group's targeting of civilians.

Chad warplanes bomb Boko Haram after attacks

Ndjame - Chad said Thursday its warplanes bombed Boko Haram positions in neighbouring Nigeria to avenge twin suicide bombings in the capital this week blamed on the jihadists.

NE Nigeria blasts 'kill 10'

Kano - Ten people were killed in twin suicide bombings in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, a police source and a civilian vigilante assisting the military against Boko Haram told AFP on Monday.

Chad blames Boko Haram for deadly suicide attacks

Ndjame - The government of Chad accused Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram of carrying out a double suicide attack against police in the capital on Monday, killing 23 people."Boko Haram chose the wrong target.

Nigeria's Buhari plans Cameroon trip for Boko Haram force

Johanesburg - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to visit Cameroon to cement a regional fighting force against Boko Haram, he told AFP on Monday.

British jihadist Thomas Evans believed killed in Kenya

Nairobi - A British jihadist fighting for Somalia's Shebab militia, is believed to have been killed in a thwarted attack on a Kenyan army base on Sunday, a Kenyan defence spokesman said.

Nigeria's Buhari draws red line for anti-Boko Haram force

Abuja - Nigeria on Thursday called for one of its commanders to be put in charge of a new regional fighting force until Boko Haram was crushed, as coalition partners met to discuss military strategy.

Nigeria, regional leaders meet to discuss new Boko Haram force

Abuja - Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday holds talks with regional leaders on Boko Haram, with hopes a new fighting force will help crush the Islamists after six years of violence.

Boko Haram fight HQ shifting to Maiduguri: Nigeria military

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Monday said it had begun shifting the command centre for its battle against Boko Haram from the capital to the northeastern city of Maiduguri, following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Belgium charges two linked to Syria jihadist recruitment

Brussels - Belgian authorities on Monday charged two people in connection with a probe into a Chechen extremist group suspected of seeking to recruit jihadists to fight in Syria, federal prosecutors said.

Blasts rock Nigeria, Buhari pushes regional fight against Boko Haram

Kano - Two blasts rocked northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing at least six, after new President Muhammadu Buhari urged closer regional cooperation to defeat Boko Haram.

UN condemns Boko Haram abuse of children in Cameroon

Ginebra - Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists are behind horrendous violence in neighbouring Cameroon, where they have kidnapped more than 1,000 children and used some youngsters as human shields, a top UN official said.

Over 4,000 foreign jihadists on Interpol radar

Barcelona - Interpol has identified over 4,000 foreign fighters who have joined jihadists groups in conflict zones, mainly in Syria and Iraq, Interpol head Jurgen Stock said Wednesday in Barcelona.

Probe Nigeria military top brass for war crimes: Amnesty

Abuja - Amnesty International said Wednesday there was sufficient evidence for the International Criminal Court to probe senior Nigerian officers for war crimes in the battle against Boko Haram, prompting an angry rejection by the country's military.

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases new video as suicide blast kills 13

Maiduguri - Boko Haram released a new video on Tuesday rejecting claims they have been routed in a four-nation offensive, while a suicide bomber killed 13 people in the Islamists' northeast stronghold.

Deadly violence hits northeast as Nigeria president starts term

Maiduguri - A suicide bombing killed 26 people inside a mosque in northeast Nigeria's city of Maiduguri on Saturday, hours after Boko Haram launched a separate attack, on the first full day of President Muhammadu Buhari's term.

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram as new president starts term

Maiduguri - Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush the Islamist group.

Boko Haram clash 'kills 4 Chad soldiers, 33 Islamists'

Ndjame - A clash between Chad's army and Boko Haram on a Lake Chad island has killed four soldiers and 33 Islamists, a military spokesman said Friday.

Spain judge opens terrorism probe into Boko Haram

Madrid - A Spanish High Court judge said Thursday he is opening a probe into Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for suspected crimes against humanity and terrorism.

Niger journalist and human rights activist released on bail

Niamey - Niger courts released a journalist and human rights activist on bail after he was arrested for "collaborating" with Boko Haram Islamists earlier in the week, his lawyer told AFP.

Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in NE Nigeria: local official

Kano - Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP.

Hundreds pay tribute to Brussels Jewish Museum dead

Brussels - The mayor of Brussels led tributes Sunday to the four people murdered at the Jewish Museum a year ago as he sought to reassure Jews about their future in the Belgian capital.

Nigeria military says 'scores' of Islamists killed, 20 hostages rescued

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.
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