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Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said they were behind suicide bombings near the Nigerian capital Abuja which killed at least 15 people, a statement on Twitter said on Oct.4.
YAOUND - Agence France-Presse
Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol Wednesday, massacring civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's military fought Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri on Jan. 25, as US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in to discuss fears about election-related violence.
KANO - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's military on Feb. 1 repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections.
LAGOS - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's top security official on Friday ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram, saying the country and its partners could handle the threat.
Six Bulgarian U.N. aid workers who were detained by rebels in Sudan’s strife-torn South Kordofan region have been released, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Jan. 31
Five Somalis died in a suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting, a day ahead of a visit by Erdoğan. 'If they do it in the name of Islam, there is nothing like that in our religion. We are against terror whatever mask it hides itself behind,' the Turkish president said.
ADDIS ABABA - Agence France-Presse
The African Union called Jan. 30 for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants
YAOUNDE - Agence France-Presse
The head of Boko Haram -- the enigmatic Abubakar Shekau -- has openly taunted the countries being menaced by the armed Islamist group as they call for a united effort to crush it.
At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Hundreds of people from four villages near the devastated Nigerian town of Baga have been forced to flee after a warning from Boko Haram militants, witnesses and community leaders said Jan. 20.
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