Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts of West Africa, Burkinabe Security Minister Maxime Kone said on Tuesday. Over 5,700 troops were deployed in the borderlands between Burkina Faso and the other three countries under a security cooperation… Read More Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Three dead, dozens injured following suicide bombings in Ugandan capital of Kampala

Islamic State claimed an attack in the heart of Uganda’s capital on Tuesday after three suicide bombers killed three people and sent members of parliament running for cover, in the latest in a wave of bombings. The blasts in Kampala, which forced the evacuation of parliament, shocked a nation known as a bulwark against violent… Read More Three dead, dozens injured following suicide bombings in Ugandan capital of Kampala

Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed 11 people including a woman on Tuesday in an attack on a village in Diyala province, east of Iraq, the country’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement. The attack that targeted “defenseless civilians” in the village of Al-Hawasha, near the town of Muqdadiya, injured others, it added. Security and medical… Read More Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

Iraqi forces capture Islamic State finance chief Sami Jasim

Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of Islamic State in charge of the group’s finance and a deputy of slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Twitter on Monday. “While our [Iraqi security forces] heroes focused on securing the elections, their [Iraqi national intelligence services] colleagues were conducting a… Read More Iraqi forces capture Islamic State finance chief Sami Jasim

Several dead, injured following blast at mosque in northeastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country’s third attack this week on a religious institution. Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that state-run Bakhtar news agency said had killed 46 people and wounded 143. Two health officials said the death toll… Read More Several dead, injured following blast at mosque in northeastern Afghanistan

Taliban forces destroy Islamic State cell following Kabul bomb blast

Taliban government forces destroyed an Islamic State cell in the north of Kabul late on Sunday in a prolonged assault that broke the calm of a normally quiet area of the capital with hours of explosions and gunfire, officials and local residents said. With Afghanistan’s economy close to collapse and large areas of the country… Read More Taliban forces destroy Islamic State cell following Kabul bomb blast

Several dead following explosion at mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul

A blast killed several civilians at a mosque in Kabul where people were holding prayers for the mother of the Taliban’s spokesperson, officials in the movement said on Sunday, and gunfire was later reported on the outskirts of the city. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, apparently the most serious in the Afghan capital… Read More Several dead following explosion at mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul

International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday said he was seeking approval to resume a war crimes investigation of Afghanistan, focusing on the actions of the Taliban and the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) militia. A statement said the request was being made to the court’s judges in light of developments since the Taliban militants seized… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation