Suicide attack

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 9th, 2013
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AFP – A major explosion was heard late Saturday from the northern Malian city of Gao, which French-led forces recently recaptured from the Islamists, an AFP correspondent reported. The blast went off at around 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) and a French military source said it had happened some 10 kilomet...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Feb 9th, 2013
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By RFI Villagers in north Mali arrested two young men with explosives strapped to their bodies on Saturday, witnesses report. On Friday a man blew himself up in the main city of Gao, the first suicide attack of the conflict in Mali. “We arrested two young men early this morning. They had explos...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 19th, 2013
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18 year old Ibrahim Mohammed Alilullah of Ilobu village in Ilobu LGA of Osun state and 50 year old yam hawker from Jalingo in Taraba state, Mohammed Ibrahim Idris, were on Friday paraded by the Department of State Security Service, SSS, as being part of the masterminds of the bomb attack at St. Andre...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 22nd, 2012
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Kano – Two suspected suicide car bombers attacked the offices of two major telecoms companies in the volatile northern Nigerian city of Kano on Saturday, police and the army said. One of the attackers blew himself up when he rammed his car into the office gate of the Airtel mobile phone company...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 26th, 2012
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Abuja: Gunmen on Monday attempted to attack a special police unit in the Nigerian capital Abuja, but police claimed to have repelled it and details were still emerging, a police spokesman said. “I can confirm that there was an attempted attack on the [special anti-robbery squad] this morning which wa...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Oct 28th, 2012
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Two suicide bombers drove vehicles packed with explosives into a Catholic church in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing and wounding several, witnesses said. The bombers both managed to get inside the packed St Monica’s church, in volatile ethnically and religiously mixed Kaduna, said witness L...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 5th, 2012
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Police authority have confirmed that six soldiers and two civilians died during a suicide bomb attack Sunday on a military post in the Nigeria northeast city of Damaturu by suspected Boko Haram bomber. Yobe state commissioner of police Patrick Egbuniwe said a man driving a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Aug 5th, 2012
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The death toll from a suspected al-Qaida suicide bombing in southern Yemen rose to 45 Sunday, officials said, in the latest attack against militias allied with the army. The bomber struck a funeral late Saturday, attended by civilian militia fighters who aided the government’s push to recapture the t...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 3rd, 2012
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A top Muslim traditional leader in northeastern Nigeria escaped a suicide attack on Friday, when the bomber was thwarted by local people before blowing himself up, residents said. Several people were wounded in the blast outside the main mosque after Friday prayers ended in the town of Potiskum, one ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 1st, 2012
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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A gathering of leaders in Somalia has approved a new constitution for the struggling country. The Wednesday vote – 621 for, 13 against with 11 abstentions – came shortly after two suicide bombers tried to attack the Mogadishu meeting. A police officer said security forces shot th...