FRANCE: ‘ ELEVEN PEOPLE KILLED WHEN GUNMEN OPEN FIRE IN PARIS HQ OF CHARLIE HEBDO NEWSPAPER ‘

#AceNewsServices – FRANCE:Jan.07: Eleven people have been killed after two gunmen opened fire in the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in central Paris, Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed.

Police so far confirm the death of one journalist, AP reports. Three officers have been wounded.

About a half an hour ago two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs. A few minutes later we heard lots of shots,” a witness told local TV station iTele, adding that the men were then seen fleeing the building.

About thirty shots were fired, according to Reuters.

According to some sources, there were three armed men involved in the shooting.

A manhunt is currently underway in Paris, Le Point reported, with the anti-crime brigade (BAC) chasing two armed men in the eleventh district of Paris.

A witness told France Info media outlet that the assailants said “We will avenge the Prophet.”

It’s a massacre. There are dead! an employee of the newspaper told French media outlet 20minutes, and then the call disconnected.

Charlie Hebdo is a controversial French satirical newspaper that was under attack over the publication of caricatures of Muslim leaders and Prophet Mohammed in 2011.

READ MORE: French magazine sparks another controversy over Mohammed cartoons

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PORTLAND: ‘ SHOOTING REPORTED AT HIGH SCHOOL TWO PEOPLE SHOT ‘

#AceWorldNews – PORTLAND:Dec.12 –  A shooting at a Portland, Oregon high school on Friday has left at least two people injured, according to the Associated Press.

Portland’s KPTV-News reported on Friday afternoon that at least two people were shot by a gunman or gunmen at the city’s Rosemary Anderson High School.

According to The Oregonian, a 17-year-old was shot in back and a female student was shot in the chest. Their condition is not immediately known.

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NIGERIA: ‘ TERROR ATTACK BY GUNMEN KILL 120 IN MOSQUE DURING FRIDAYS PRAYERS ‘

#AceBreakingNews – NIGERIA – Nov.29 – At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded on Friday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria’s top leaders.

' TERROR ATTACK BY GUNMEN KILL 120 IN MOSQUE DURING FRIDAYS PRAYERS '

‘ TERROR ATTACK BY GUNMEN KILL 120 IN MOSQUE DURING FRIDAYS PRAYERS ‘    

The attack at the Grand Mosque in Kano came just as Friday prayers had started.

The mosque is attached to the palace of the Amir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, Nigeria’s second most senior cleric, who last week urged civilians to take up arms against Boko Haram.

The blasts came after a bomb attack was foiled against a mosque in the northeastern city of Maiduguri earlier on Friday, five days after two female suicide bombers killed over 45 people in the city.

National police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu told AFP that the bombers blew themselves up in quick succession then “gunmen opened fire on those who were trying to escape”.

Ojukwu said he did not know whether the suicide bombers were male or female, after a spate of attacks by women in recent months, and did not give an exact figure on the number of gunmen.

But he said an angry mob killed four of the shooters in the chaotic aftermath.

Witnesses in the city said they were set on fire.

An AFP reporter at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital morgue counted 92 bodies, most of them men and boys with blast injuries and severe burns.

As night fell, hundreds of people were desperately trying to use the lights on their mobile phones to identify loved ones.

But a senior rescue official said later that there were at least 120 dead and 270 wounded. Emergency workers were still trying to visit all hospitals, he added.

The “horrendous” attack was condemned by the US who said it “stands with the Nigerian people in their struggle against violent extremism”.

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‘ POLICEMEN AND SOLDIERS KILLED BY ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN ATTACKS IN SINAI ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.13 – Five policemen and soldiers have been killed in two attacks by Islamic militants in restive northern Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.

'Militants kill 5 Egyptian police, soldiers in Sinai '

‘Militants kill 5 Egyptian police, soldiers in Sinai ‘

The attackers had set up roadblocks and stopped vehicles with troops or policemen.

Near town of Sheikh Zuweyid, gunmen dragged three soldiers out of their car and killed them.

Two policemen were snatched from their vehicle near the border town of Rafah and shot to death, AP reported.

Victims in both attacks were off duty.

Northern Sinai has been under the state of emergency since militants attacked an army checkpoint last month, killing 31 soldiers.

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SAUDI ARABIA: ‘ MASKED GUNMEN KILL 5 AND INJURE 9 IN APPARENT SECTARIAN ATTACK ‘

#AceWorldNews – RIYADH – November 04 – Masked gunmen opened fire on a group of people in the east of Saudi Arabia, killing five and wounding nine others in an apparent sectarian attack directed at the kingdom’s Shiite minority, the state news agency and witnesses said Tuesday.

The official Saudi Press Agency said the attack happened late Monday evening in the village of al-Dalwah, which is located in the country’s al-Ahsa province. The area is one of the main centres for Saudi Arabia’s minority Shiite community.

The attackers shot the victims with pistols and machine-guns, according to the news agency. It provided no further details on the identities of the attackers or the victims, and said an investigation is under-way.

Witnesses said the attack happened inside a Shiite shrine as worshippers were marking Ashoura, which commemorates the 7th-century death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad who is revered by Shiites.

Sunni militants in neighbouring Iraq frequently target Shiites, whom they consider heretics, during the holiday.

The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals.

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` Iraq’s Day of Violence Includes Explosion in House, Clashes with Militants and Roadside Bomb ‘ Kills 18 Soldiers ‘

#AceWorldNews – IRAQ – April 05 – (ALBN) – An explosion at a booby-trapped house, ensuing clashes with militants and a roadside bombing killed 18 soldiers Saturday in Iraq, authorities said.

The blast happened Saturday afternoon when a group of soldiers searched a farmhouse in Garma, an area near the city of Fallujah, 65 kilometres (40 miles) west of the capital, police said.

Minutes later, police said gunmen opened fire on arriving soldiers.

The blast wounded 24 soldiers and levelled the home, officials said.

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#Yemen : ” Nine People were Reportedly Killed and 14 Soldiers Kidnapped after clash with Gun Men”

#AceWorldNews says nine people were reportedly killed and 14 soldiers kidnapped on Tuesday after a clash between gunmen and Yemeni troops in the southern city of Dalea.

Gunmen attacked a truck carrying food supplies, Reuters reported, citing defence ministry officials.

In the ensuing clash, four soldiers and one officer were killed and 14 others were abducted by the gunmen. Four civilians, including a child, were also killed in the incident, according to witnesses.

Dalea is considered a stronghold for separatists demanding restoration of the former state of South Yemen, which merged with the North in 1990.

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Afghanistan:”Taliban Suicide Bomber and Gunmen Attacked Restaurant Killing Twenty One People Including Three UN Staff”

#AceWorldNews says (Reuters) – A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul, killing 21 people including three United Nations staff and the IMF’s top representative in Afghanistan.

Gunmen burst into the Lebanese restaurant spraying diners with bullets after the bomber blew himself up near the entrance around 7.30 p.m. on Friday, just as people sat down to dinner.

Thirteen foreigners were among those killed, according to police, and details about the victims began to trickle through on Saturday.

The U.S. embassy said on Twitter at least two U.S. private citizens were killed. Britain and Canada confirmed they each lost two nationals. Denmark said one of its citizens also died.

The American University of Afghanistan said two of its U.S. employees died in the attack on La Taverna du Liban, a popular dining spot whose charismatic owner, Kamal Hamade, was also killed.

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Yemen: ” Iranian Diplomat Has Been Seriously Injured as Gunmen Fired Shot’s at his Car”

#AceWorldNews says an Iranian diplomat has been seriously injured as gunmen fired shots at a car belonging to the Iranian embassy near the ambassador’s residence in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, Reuters reported, citing security sources. The ambassador was not in the vehicle at the time of the attack. The attackers fled the scene and there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault. As sectarian violence spreads in the Arab world, Iranian diplomatic missions in the region have occasionally been targeted. The Islamic Republic is the leading Shiite power in the Middle East.

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