Weeping families await bodies of murdered Kenyan students

Quietly weeping, families desperate for news of sons and daughters feared killed at the Kenya university massacre by Islamist gunmen wait for hours at a morgue in the capital Nairobi.

Islamist gunmen attack African Union base in Somalia

Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in Mogadishu on Thursday and killed three peacekeepers and a civilian contractor, the AU mission in Somalia said.

Militants attack bus on Kenyan coast, no injuries

Islamist gunmen on Saturday opened fire on a passenger bus along the Kenyan coast but fled without injuring anyone, witnesses and officials said, nearly a month after Shebab militants executed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the country.

Islamist gunmen kill two soldiers in western Algeria

Islamist gunmen have killed two soldiers in western Algeria less than a week after jihadist-linked militants beheaded a French hostage they abducted east of the capital, press reports said Monday.

Four girls escape Boko Haram, 219 still missing: Official

Four more girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month have escaped their captors, the education commissioner for Nigeria`s Borno state said on Wednesday, leaving 219 still missing.

Suspected Islamist gunmen raze Nigeria town, kill 2: Residents

Scores of suspected Boko Haram Islamists armed with grenade launchers and explosives razed a town in Nigeria`s embattled northeast, killing two people, including a child, witnesses said on Thursday.

Kenya searches for missing week after mall attack

Kenyans on Saturday marked a week since Islamist gunmen stormed a Nairobi mall in an attack that shocked the nation, but confusion remained over the fate of 61 people still reported missing.

Troops kill two Islamist gunmen near Algiers: Army

Algerian troops have killed two armed Islamists east of the capital, the defence ministry said on Monday, as media reported an attack on a military convoy left two soldiers dead.

Five Islamist gunmen dead in Philippine clash: Army

The Abu Sayyaf is a 300-strong gang of self-styled Islamic militants.

Taliban kill 16 Afghan policemen in 2 attacks: Officials

Taliban fighters attacked checkpoints in northern and southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing a total of 16 members of the Afghan National police, officials said.