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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Abu Sayyaf is a 300-strong gang of self-styled Islamic militants.
Taliban fighters attacked checkpoints in northern and southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing a total of 16 members of the Afghan National police, officials said.
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