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Death toll from Pakistan attacks rises to 57

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 57, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month. Officials in Quetta said the …

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At least 10 killed in Mogadishu minibus attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  At least 10 people were killed when Shabaab Islamists drove an explosives-laden minibus into local government offices in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, according to the security ministry. The minibus was rammed through a security barrier outside offices in the southern district of Wadajir, …

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Egypt’s Sisi declares three-month state of emergency

State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent …

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Palm Sunday church bombing kills 22 in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass, officials said, in the latest apparent attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians. Some 71 people were wounded in the blast, which struck …

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Five dead in Mogadishu bombing as PM unveils new lineup

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | At least five people were killed when a vehicle laden with explosives blew up in Mogadishu on Tuesday, a local official said, the latest attack in the troubled Somali capital. The blast occurred at a checkpoint near the presidential palace just as the Horn of Africa …

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Iraq mourns 119 killed in Baghdad car bombing

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq begins three days of national mourning on Monday for almost 120 people killed by a suicide bombing in a busy Baghdad shopping district claimed by Islamic State jihadists, the deadliest attack in the capital this year. The blast hit the Karrada district early Sunday …

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