06 Aug 2021

Dawa Khan Menapal assassinated in Kabul

Dawa Khan Menapal, the director of Afghanistan’s media and information center, has been assassinated by Taliban militants in the capital city of Kabul. According to local officials, Mr. Menapal was killed by gunmen on Darul Aman Road in Kabul. The announcement of Mr. Menapal’s death comes as officials announced that

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06 Aug 2021

Powerful blast rocks Kabul after Afghan army urges civilians to leave Taliban-controlled areas of major city

On Tuesday evening, a car bomb exploded near the home of Afghanistan’s acting defense minister in Kabul, Minister Bismillah Mohammadi. This incident was previously reported on, but there have been some significant updates to the case. Mohammadi was not home at the time of the attack and four assailants were

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09 Jun 2021

Afghanistan mine clearance workers shot dead ‘in cold blood’

At least 10 Afghani mineworkers employed by Halo Trust have died after a shooting in the northern province of Baghlan. More than a dozen were wounded during the shooting. Afghan officials have pointed to the Taliban as the party responsible for the attack, stating that militants began to blindly shoot

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07 Jun 2021

Jihadists Massacre at Least 130 in Burkina Faso as West African Violence Surges

Over the weekend, jihadists surrounded a remote village located on Burkina Faso’s border with Niger and massacred at least 130 civilians, according to the government. The event marks the worst terrorist attack in the history of Burkina Faso despite a recent influx in extremist violence. The violence has prompted international

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02 Jun 2021

Israel-Gaza Conflict Spurs Bitcoin Donations to Hamas

The bloody conflict between Israel and Gaza has sparked an influx in Bitcoin donations to Hamas, according to senior Hamas officials. The Palestinian militant group has effectively used the bitcoin technology to circumvent international sanctions and fund its military operations. The international attention that was garnered by the recent fighting

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21 May 2021

Nigerian army investigating reports that Boko Haram leader died blowing himself up to avoid capture

The Nigerian army is allegedly investigating reports that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau died after blowing himself up to avoid capture by a rival group. Shekau has to lead the extremist group for years, waging an insurgency in northeast Nigeria for more than a decade. There were multiple reports across

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06 May 2021

French journalist kidnapped in Mali pleads for help in video

Last month, a French journalist named Olivier Dubois disappeared while traveling in Mali. In a video that emerged yesterday, Dubois stated that he had been kidnapped by a jihadist group affiliated with al Qaeda that calls themselves JNIM, which stands for the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims.

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28 Apr 2021

U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Orders Nonessential Staff to Leave Country

The US Embassy in Afghanistan announced on Tuesday that all nonessential staff should evacuate the country as concerns over an escalation in violence mount. The Taliban previously placed a deadline for all troops to withdraw from the country. This deadline is fast approaching, set to occur next week on May

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27 Apr 2021

Spanish and Irish nationals Seized in Burkina Faso Ambush

In Burkina Faso, two Spaniards, an Irish conservationist, and a local soldier were abducted by gunmen near a nature reserve in the region. The group was part of an anti-poaching patrol investigating instances of poaching near Pama reserve on Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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19 Feb 2021

Man sentenced over French tourist’s killing

Terrorist Abdelmalek Hamzaoui has been sentenced to death in an Algerian court for his role in the kidnap and murder of French tourist Hervé Gourdel. Mr. Gourdel, a mountaineer, was exploring Djurdjura National Park in 2014 when he was abducted and later killed. The Jund al-Khilafa terrorist group released a

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