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Militants kill 13 police in attack near Mali border

“Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday” reports theguardian.com. They came in four vehicles each with about seven fighters,” said a security source on the scene.Reinforcements later arrived and stopped them as they tried to cross back over the border, another security source on the scene said, triggering a gun battle.The assailants crossed over the border from Mali and drove up to the village of Ayorou, about…

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Desert Ambush on Security Convoy in Egypt Kills at Least 59

“At least 59 Egyptian police officers and security officials were killed, security officials said” writes Declan Walsh for nytimes.com. CAIRO — Militants ambushed a convoy of Egyptian police and security officials deep inside the western desert late Friday in the deadliest attack on security forces in years, security officials said on Saturday. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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German police detain suspect in Munich knife attack

“Five men and one woman were attacked, Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins told reporters” writes Christof Stache Afp for cnbc.com. Police believe the man, who seemingly randomly attacked people at several different locations, acted alone.Martins added that police were not sure what the attacker’s motive was and that they would only name the detained suspect once they had determined that he was behind the attack. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Munich stabbing: Several injured in knife attack as ‘suspect arrested’

“Several people have been injured after a knife attack in central Munich, with the suspect at large according to German police” writes Our Foreign Staff for telegraph.co.uk. “We have arrested a person who very strongly resembles the description by witnesses, but we cannot confirm that he is the attacker,” Martins said.Residents in Rosenheimer Platz, where the attack unfolded at the underground station, have been told to stay indoors.Martins added that police were not sure what the attacker’s motive was and that they could only name the detained suspect once they had…

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The deadliest bombing in Somali history reveals flaws in intelligence-gathering efforts

“The Shabaab attacks are a symptom of the greater political dysfunction of the state.”” writes Katharine Houreld for businessinsider.com. A former top al Shabaab commander, Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur, condemned the attack and was photographed by local media donating blood. Three security sources told Reuters he identified himself as al Shabaab. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Death toll rises to 358 in Somalia truck bombing, the country’s worst-ever attack

“The U.S. military said it had resumed its fight against extremist group al-Shabab, which has been blamed for the attack, with a drone strike” writes Abdi Guled for sun-sentinel.com. Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the toll rose again to 358 and dozens remained missing. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Terrorism Insurance in Demand for Concerts Following Las Vegas Attack

“Read more: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & More CMT Artists of the Year Open Show with Las Vegas Tribute While no one could truly prepare for a tragedy like the one in Las Vegas, LaPolt says recent attacks have made terrorism insurance more common” writes Ashley Cullins for billboard.com. “If you get paid a million dollars, all of your tour costs come out of that million.And Orange Is the New Black showrunner Jenji Kohan told THR recently that she took out terrorism insurance on her office building because she expects a show she’s developing…

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US tourists may have been exposed to the Cuba sonic attack

“Reach Josh Lederman on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joshledermanAP. Follow the AP’s coverage of the Cuba attacks at http://apnews.com/tag/CubaHealthMystery” writes Josh Lederman for businessinsider.com. He stayed on the 14th floor of the same Havana hotel where US government workers have been attacked, including on an upper floor.The US has said the attacks started in 2016, two years after Allen’s Cuba visit. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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