27 May 2011

Nigeria Gunmen Kill Six People During Attack on Two Police Stations, Bank

“Gunmen in Nigeria suspected to be Islamic militants attacked two police stations and a bank today in the northeastern city of Maiduguri today, killing six people, police said. “ Source: Nigeria Gunmen Kill Six People During Attack on Two Police Stations, Bank – Bloomberg

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23 May 2011

Bloody Mexican Gangs Make It ‘Official,’ with Uniforms, Insignia

“There are places in Mexico where residents don’t know who the real police are. Shadowy kidnappers and men committing grisly crimes in broad daylight are often dressed in formal police or military gear, suggesting no difference between the good guys and the bad guys, between the drug cartels and the

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21 May 2011

Afghan hospital assaulted amid fears of ‘high-profile attacks’

“A suicide bombing ripped through a military hospital in Kabul on Saturday as a warning surfaced from the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan of increased ‘high-profile attacks’ over the summer. In a memorandum to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, Gen. David Petraeus said it likely that insurgents will pursue

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13 May 2011

850 people likely killed in clashes in Syria

“The two-month-long crackdown down by Syrian security forces on anti-government protesters may have left as many as 850 people dead, a U.N. official said on Friday. The rising death toll was announced as Syrian security forces braced for nationwide protests after Friday prayers. Activists are referring to the turnout as

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27 Apr 2011

Afghan officer opens fire, kills 9 Americans

“A veteran Afghan military pilot said to be distressed over his personal finances opened fire at Kabul airport after an argument Wednesday, killing eight U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor. Those killed were trainers and advisers for the nascent Afghan air force. The shooting was the deadliest attack by

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27 Apr 2011

U.S. broadens Mexico travel warning

“The U.S. State Department has broadened its travel warning for Mexico, advising citizens to avoid certain areas and steer clear of driving at night. The new alert, issued Friday, urges Americans to defer nonessential travel in regions where drug-related violence has surged, including the border state of Tamaulipas and the

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25 Apr 2011

U.S. expands travel warning for Mexico

“More violence over a wider area in Mexico has caused the U.S. State Department to expand a warning against travel to the country. The new warning includes the Gulf of California resort area known as Rocky Point, and the area in Mexico around the border crossing nearest Tucson. It also

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19 Apr 2011

‘More will die’: Mexico drug wars claim US lives

“While U.S. officials have long been concerned about the mindless violence bred by Mexico’s bloody and brutal drug wars, they have a new reason to worry: Americans are increasingly getting caught in the deadly crossfire. Some who have died were themselves working for the drug cartels. But more and more

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06 Apr 2011

Mexican cartels hiring common criminals

“Drug cartels are increasingly recruiting common criminals and quickly converting them into killers, the head of Mexico’s federal police said Wednesday. Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna said new drug cartel recruits can reach the position of hit man in a month, a process that used to take 15 years.

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01 Apr 2011

15 killed in two gun attacks in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez

“Fifteen people, including a 10-year-old child, died in two separate armed attacks in Mexico’s most violent city of Ciudad Juarez, local officials said Friday. Nine men and one woman died in a shootout in a busy bar near a border post with the United States overnight Thursday, according to a

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