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.