27 Aug 2011

Nigeria president avoids naming suspects at bomb site

“Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited on Saturday the site of a bomb attack at the U.N. building in Abuja, refusing to be drawn on who was to blame but recognizing the threat posed by a radical Islamist sect.” Source: Nigeria president avoids naming suspects at bomb site | Reuters

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26 Aug 2011

Brazilian gunmen attack van carrying oil employees

“Police say four gunmen intercepted a van and a microbus carrying seven U.S. citizens, one Canadian and 10 Brazilians working for a company that provides services to Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras. “ Source: Brazilian gunmen attack van carrying oil employees – El Paso Times

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26 Aug 2011

Somali Islamists behead 11 civilians in capital

“Residents say Somali Islamist rebels have beheaded at least 11 civilians in the capital in the past two weeks. They said Friday the attacks are designed to show the insurgency can still act in Mogadishu after withdrawing from their bases there earlier this month. The al-Shabab rebels said the retreat

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24 Aug 2011

South Sudan Says 14 Soldiers Killed in Militia Attack

“Fourteen South Sudanese army soldiers were killed in attacks by militia gunmen on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 in Upper Nile state close to the border with Sudan, army spokesman Philip Aguer said today by phone from the capital, Juba.” (Source: South Sudan Says 14 Soldiers Killed in Militia Attack.)

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23 Aug 2011

Trinidad declares state of emergency in crime hot-spots

“A limited state of emergency is in force in several areas of Trinidad and Tobago, as the government moves to tackle a recent spike in violent crime. “ (Source: BBC News – Trinidad declares state of emergency in crime hot-spots.)

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05 Aug 2011

Mexican town’s entire police force quits after attack

“An entire police force of 26 officers quit their posts in a northern Mexican town after two of their colleagues were killed in an armed attack, local authorities said Thursday.” (Source: Mexican town’s entire police force quits after attack | News | National Post.)

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30 Jul 2011

Security forces, protesters clash in Syrian city

“Security forces clashed with anti-government groups on Saturday in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, the state-run SANA news agency and eyewitnesses said.” (Source: Security forces, protesters clash in Syrian city – CNN.com.)

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11 Jul 2011

Gunmen abduct 2 US citizens, Filipino relative in Zamboanga

“A mother and son, both US citizens, and their Filipino relative were abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in an island village in Zamboanga City, before dawn today. Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, city police chief, identified the victims as Gerfayeatths Lunsmann, 50; her 14-year old son Kevin Erick Lunsmann,

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11 Jul 2011

Colombia to destroy houses used by rebels for attacks

“Colombian troops have been given the order to destroy houses used by rebels to attack civilians or government, President Juan Manual Santos says.” (Source: BBC News – Colombia to destroy houses used by rebels for attacks.)

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10 Jul 2011

Colombia rebels kill 2 police, set off horse bomb

“Colombian rebels shot dead two policemen in one attack and wounded two soldiers with a horse packed with explosives in another Sunday as Bogota vowed to beef up security in a violence-hit southwestern state.” (Source: Colombia rebels kill 2 police, set off horse bomb | Top News | Reuters.)

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