Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers died in an operation in Mali on Saturday and a third was injured when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle, the French presidency said. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering mission in the eastern region of Menaka when the blast occurred late Saturday morning, the joint chiefs of… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Afghan security forces kill al Qaeda leader, accuse Taliban of harbouring him

Afghanistan’s intelligence agency said on Tuesday they had killed a senior regional Al Qaeda member in southwestern Afghanistan, accusing the insurgent Taliban of harbouring him. Under a deal with the United States, signed in February, the Taliban agreed to cut ties with international militant groups including Al Qaeda. Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security said in… Read More Afghan security forces kill al Qaeda leader, accuse Taliban of harbouring him

Indian security forces arrest nine al Qaeda militants planning terror attacks

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Saturday it has arrested nine al Qaeda militants who were planning attacks in several locations including the capital New Delhi. “The group was planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations in India with an aim to kill innocent people and strike terror in their minds,” the country’s… Read More Indian security forces arrest nine al Qaeda militants planning terror attacks

Hamza, son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed in U.S. anti-terrorism operation

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on Saturday. In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said the operation took place in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, but he… Read More Hamza, son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed in U.S. anti-terrorism operation

Twelve dead as suspected al-Qaeda militants attack army camp in southeast Yemen

Suspected al Qaeda militants launched a car-bomb and gun attack on an army camp in southeastern Yemen early on Monday, leaving at least 10 militants and two soldiers dead, a military official and residents said. The assault near the town of Baddah in oil-producing Hadramout province came after a lull in attacks by the Islamist… Read More Twelve dead as suspected al-Qaeda militants attack army camp in southeast Yemen

Six soldiers, civilian killed as al-Qaeda militants attack Yemeni military checkpoint

Suspected al Qaeda militants opened fired on a Yemeni military checkpoint in the southern province of Abyan on Sunday, a security official and residents said, killing six troops and a civilian. The attack comes after the United States launched several days of air strikes against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the… Read More Six soldiers, civilian killed as al-Qaeda militants attack Yemeni military checkpoint

Al-Qaeda affiliate, Nusra Front, release photograph and ransom plea of Japanese hostage

The Japanese government said on Monday it was doing all it could to secure the release of a Japanese journalist being held hostage by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, after an apparent photograph of the man was posted on the internet. The photograph, apparently uploaded to the Internet late on Sunday, showed a bearded… Read More Al-Qaeda affiliate, Nusra Front, release photograph and ransom plea of Japanese hostage