05 Jul 2011

Nigerian Security Police Says It Holds 100 Islamic Militants

“Nigeria’s State Security Service said it has arrested more than 100 members of a militant Islamic sect blamed for a spate of bombings and gun attacks in the north and the capital, Abuja. “Successful security operations have led to the arrest of some identified key cell commanders and members of

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04 Jul 2011

Nigeria steps up security after attacks

“Authorities stepped up security as they launched a probe into multiple attacks that killed 20 people in northeastern Nigeria, including a bomb blast at a police barracks. The police barracks bombing killed at least 10 people on Sunday evening in the troubled city of Maiduguri where Islamists are active.” Source:

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02 Jul 2011

Puerto Rico police chief quits amid crime concerns

“Puerto Rico’s police chief resigned Saturday amid sharp criticism over a rising homicide rate in the U.S. territory and allegations of police abuse. Jose Figueroa Sancha stepped down after less than three years overseeing a 19,000-strong force. “You, my fellow police officers … represent the hope of a society that

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29 Jun 2011

Nigeria imposes curfew on Abuja nightclubs and pubs

“A curfew has been imposed on Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, following recent attacks by Islamist militants, meaning nightclubs, beer parlours and cinemas must close early. They must shut by 2200 local time (2100 GMT) and public parks that admit children should close by 1800.” Source: BBC News – Nigeria imposes curfew

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28 Jun 2011

Nigerian Sect Targets Security Forces, Non-Muslim Civilians

“Islamic militants in Nigeria belonging to the Boko Haram group are being blamed for a series of attacks in the city of Maiduguri including bombings on Sunday and Monday that killed at least 28 people. Boko Haram began in 2004 as a gathering of fundamentalist, middle-class university students united behind

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27 Jun 2011

Nigeria Islamist group Boko Haram blamed for escalating violence

“At least 25 Nigerians were killed Sunday night when motorcyclists threw bombs into outdoor beer gardens in the northeastern city of Maiduguri (see map). No group has claimed responsibility yet, but local police say the attack bore the hallmark of the Islamist group Boko Haram.” (Source: Nigeria Islamist group Boko

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26 Jun 2011

25 killed in attacks in northern Nigeria

“Suspected Islamists hurled bombs and fired on a beer garden in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, killing at least 25 people and injuring about 30, police and witnesses said. The two men came on motorbikes and sped away after the shock attack, they told AFP on telephone

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20 Jun 2011

Bomb hits French embassy convoy in Baghdad

“Seven people were wounded on Monday when a French embassy convoy was hit by a make-shift bomb in Baghdad in the second attack on the mission’s vehicles in a month, an embassy official and local police said. The attack in Baghdad’s al-Mesbah neighborhood underscored the still shaky security situation in

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15 Jun 2011

U.S. issues terror-related travel warning for Philippines

“U.S. citizens should “exercise extreme caution” when traveling to the Philippines, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday in a statement. “Targeted sites may be public gathering places including, but not limited to, airports, shopping malls, conference centers, and other public venues,” said the statement. The warning, which is an update

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31 May 2011

Three pro-government soldiers killed in Mogadishu terrorist attack

“Two African Union peacekeepers and a Somali government soldier have been confirmed dead and four others injured Monday afternoon after an Al Qaeda-inspired group attacked a military base in the capital Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said. clearpxl In an interview with VOA Somali Service, Capt. Prosper Hakizimana, a spokesman for

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