Tag Archives: Islamic terrorism

01Apr/15

Boko Haram uses children as human bombs, commits “horrific abuse” – UN

Boko Haram Islamist militants are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for “horrific abuse”, the United Nations human rights chief says.

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31Mar/15

Senior Ugandan public prosecutor shot and killed in Kampala suburb

Uganda chief prosecutor in a bombing trial Joan Kagezi is shot dead in what police suspect is a targeted assassination.

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22Mar/15

Africa’s largest country prepares to go to polls amid security threats

Nigeria prepares to go to the polls amid threats by Sunni militant group Boko Haram to disrupt the March 28 vote.
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15Mar/15

Twin blasts at churches in Pakistan kill 14, wound 78

Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore kill 14 people and wound nearly 80 during Sunday services.
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08Mar/15

Nigerians react to Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State

Residents in Nigeria’s capital Abuja react to an audio clip released by Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Islamic State

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27Feb/15

Washington Post reporter describes process to name “Jihadi John”

In an interview with Reuters at the offices of the Washington Post, reporter Adam Goldman describes the reporting process that helped reveal the identity of “Jihadi John.”

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22Feb/15

U.S. homeland security chief worried about al Shabaab mall threat

U.S. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson urges vigilance following a threat made by Somali-based Islamist militants against shopping malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota.
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16Feb/15

Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya

A video released by Islamic State purportedly shows Egyptian Christians being marched along a beach, before being forced to their knees and beheaded.

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11Feb/15

Obama seeks war authorization from Congress to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama sends Congress a letter seeking the authorization of military force against Islamic State militants, limiting operations to three years.
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