Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer widely blamed on Islamic State. The suspects, which included foreign and Saudi citizens, were detained in the Western port city of Jeddah,… Read More Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of militants involved in Medina suicide bomb attack
Militants struck overnight at Woodland Estate area, Ishawo in Ikorodu local government of Lagos State killing two soldiers and five policemen. Some residents of Isawo had earlier lamented that militants who terrorised the areas in 2016 were returning to the area.
Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf has killed a Canadian man who was held hostage since last year. The murdered man, identified as John Ridsdel, has been described as a “kind and gregarious person who touched everyone he knew with his enthusiasm and generosity.” John Ridsdel was beheaded by the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf, which… Read More Filipino militant group, Abu Sayyaf beheads Canadian hostage
Suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, local officials and residents said. The soldiers were detained while travelling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under al Qaeda control. The… Read More Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants
At least 200 people are reported missing after an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) on a cement factory near Damascus. Workers were reportedly taken from a dormitory where they were staying on the outskirts of the town of Dumeir. A factory administrator said no-one had been able to contact the workers since the assault… Read More Hundreds of workers abducted in Syria
Two female militants who attacked police with gunfire and a grenade before hiding in a building in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been killed, the city’s governor has said. A statement on a website close to the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) said it carried out the attack. The two women died in… Read More Two female militants shot dead by police in Turkey
Al-Shabab militants have attacked an African Union peacekeepers base in southern Somalia, with the group claiming to have killed dozens of soldiers. A military officer said a car bomb exploded on Friday at the gate of the base and their fighters went in and that heavy gunfire was going on inside the base. Residents said… Read More Al-Shabab militants seize AU base in Somalia
Afghan forces have been battling militants to flush them out from a building near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Explosions and gunfire have been heard near the building on Monday. Officials said the attackers had unsuccessfully tried to enter the consulate compound and were now in an adjacent building. Security forces… Read More Afghan forces, militants engage in gun battle in northern India