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Mozambique oil tank truck blast toll soars to 73

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  At least 73 people were killed and 110 others injured Thursday when a truck carrying petrol blew up in western Mozambique near Malawi, the government said in a statement. “The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from a truck” in the village of …

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French soldier killed in Mali blast claimed by Islamists

Paris, France | AFP | A French soldier deployed in a counter-terrorism force in Mali died overnight from injuries sustained in a mine blast, the defence ministry said Saturday. The jihadist group Ansar Dine, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed the attack on social media, saying it took place some …

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‘Intentional’ New York blast injures 29 people

New York, United States | AFP |  An explosion rocked one of the most fashionable neighborhoods of New York on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, one seriously, a week after America’s financial capital marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated the blast was not …

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Senior Somali commander killed in suicide car bomb attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A senior Somali military commander and four of his security guards were killed when a suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with explosives into a military vehicle, officials and witnesses said. “There was a heavy blast caused by a car loaded with explosives alongside the …

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TURKEY: 36 dead in Istanbul airport suicide attack

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | At least 36 people were killed and 88 wounded in a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Tuesday, the private Dogan news agency reported. Two police officers were among the dead, Dogan said. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday that early signs …

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