(NIGERIA) LATEST: Armed men killed 15 people in raids in Sokoto state, government officials said, despite a military effort to stamp out a tide of violence in the northwest #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: The attacks took place from Sunday night into the early hours of Monday morning, he said in a statement. Thirteen people were killed in Illela, a town bordering Niger republic, and two were killed in Goronyo, 76 km (50 miles) east of the state capital…..

#AceDailyNews says according to Report: Gunmen have killed at least 15 in northwest Nigeria says officials…

November 16, 20212:05 PM GMT:

Last month, gunmen killed at least 43 people in an attack in the state. read more

Sokoto state Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal described the attackers as “bandits graduating into terrorists”.

Groups of armed men operating for profit have killed or kidnapped hundreds of people across northwestern Nigeria this year. There is a telecommunications blackout in place across large swathes of the northwest to aid an armed forces crackdown. read more 

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack and said the military is deploying advanced technology to track down attackers.

“This persistent and unprovoked violence against unarmed civilians must be met with fierce response by the government,” Buhari said in a statement.

Reporting By Tife Owolabi and Felix Onuah, writing by Libby George, editing by Angus MacSwan

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.17: 2021:

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(MALI) JUST IN: Chinese Embassy issues ‘Security Alert’ on Saturday as ‘Three Chinese Nationals Kidnapped’ by gunmen #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.19: The Chinese Embassy in Mali said in a notice on Saturday that as Eid al-Adha Day approaches, the security situation in Mali has become more complicated. Robberies and attacks are frequent in border areas especially those with Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

#AceDailyNews says that the notice and the kidnap, which came three days after the bus blast in Pakistan that killed nine Chinese nationals on July 14, put further spotlight on the security situation of Chinese nationals and enterprises in foreign countries.

By Global Times

Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020, shows normal traffic after Mali reopened land and air borders in Bamako, capital of Mali. Photo:Xinhua
Global Times

Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020, shows normal traffic after Mali reopened land and air borders in Bamako, capital of Mali. Photo:XinhuaThe Chinese Embassy in Mali warned Chinese citizens and enterprises in the country to be on the alert as three Chinese nationals were kidnapped in a latest attack in war-torn southwest Mali on Saturday.

Chinese citizens and enterprises in Mali should enhance their safety awareness, strictly abide by local laws, regulations and customs and ensure personal and property safety, the embassy said. 

The embassy statement did not specifically mention the attack. 

The AFP reported that an attack occurred at a construction site and three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were kidnapped. 

The bus blast in Pakistan on July 14 was confirmed to be a terrorist attack, in which nine Chinese and four Pakistanis were killed. 

All the victims worked at the China-invested Dasu hydropower project. A joint team sent to investigate the attack has asked Pakistan to tighten up their security measures, to ensure the safety of all Chinese employees in the country.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: July.19: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) ICN REPORT: That kidnappings of Christians are on the increase and just recently more than 140-children have been snatched by gunmen as soldiers and suicide bombers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.09: ICN reports that the children who were kidnapped were Christians. For over a decade, Boko Haram has “ravaged the northeastern part of Nigeria and around Lake Chad.” Last year, Boko Haram kidnapped over 300 boys in Western Nigeria. So far this year, Boko Haram has committed seven mass kidnappings in Nigeria.

#AceDailyNews reports that in NIGERIA: 140 more Christian children kidnapped from ‘Bethel Baptist Boarding School’ and last year alone Boko #Haram kidnapped over 300-boys and committed 7-mass-killings with recruitment of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as aid organisations complain about not allowing amnesty in the west for unaccompanied children according to an ICN report

Jul 6th, 2021

Source: Release International:

Jihadists have not only been recruiting children as soldiers and suicide bombers in Nigeria, but also in Cameroon, Niger and Chad and the seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves finds a pattern with jihadists taking sex slaves, and it’s consistent with Islamic history everywhere:

“Nigerian gunmen kidnap 150 children from boarding school in Kaduna state,” ITV News, July 5, 2021:

Gunmen have kidnapped around 150 schoolchildren from a boarding school in north-west Nigeria.

The gunmen stormed Bethel Baptist High School in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically as they kidnapped the students, police spokesperson Mohammed Jalije has said.

Heavily armed criminal gangs in the country often attack villages to loot, steal cattle and abduct people for ransom – but since the start of the year they have increasingly targeted schools.

John Hayab, whose son narrowly escaped the abduction, said about 180 students attend the high school.

“We cannot give the exact figure of those abducted for now, until those who ran into hiding for safety are back and a census of the students is taken, but we know they took a lot of students,” he said.

Mr Hayab added: “I am just speechless, I don’t know what to say. My son was among the students who narrowly escaped.”

“I am part of this unfortunate incident because it is my church,” he said, before adding: “This is a very, very sad situation for us.”

Mr Hayab, who is the chair of Christian Association of Nigeria, told The Associated Press that so far, 26 students had returned and he was hopeful more would escape from their kidnappers.

This is the fourth abduction of students in Kaduna state in the past six months and there have been seven mass kidnappings of students in Nigeria so far this year.

The abductions are being carried out by armed groups who want ransoms. Many schools have been forced to close as authorities are unable to adequately protect them….

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.09: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Gunmen in Nigeria have kidnapped at least 140 schoolchildren in the north-west of the country, police say #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.06: At least eight people were also abducted from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria early on Sunday morning.

#AceDailyNews says that BBC Africa is reported that Gunmen have seized at least 140-schoolchildren in Kaduna state the students were seized in the middle of the night, on Thursday leaving belongings behind them

BBC Africa

Two nurses and a 12-month-old child were among those seized, said a hospital worker.

There has been a recent spate of abductions from schools and universities for ransom. 

On Monday, reports emerged of another mass kidnapping from a school near Kaduna city, about 80km (50 miles) south-west of Zaria.

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Bethel Baptist School told the BBC that 140 schoolchildren had been seized by a large group of armed men who arrived on motorbikes and broke down the fence.

In a statement, police said gunmen “overpowered the school’s security guards and made their way into the students’ hostel where they abducted an unspecified number of students into the forest”.

A total of 26 people – including a female teacher – had been rescued, the statement said.

A local Christian leader said there were 180 students in the school, only 20 of whom had been accounted for so far. However, he said some of them may have escaped: but why are schoolchildren are being abducted in Nigeria

Police said gunmen involved in the hospital attack in Zaria, thought to be from local criminal groups, opened fire on a police station in the city. While they were engaged in the shootout, another group attacked the hospital as motorcycle bandits keep terrorising northern Nigeria

“The attack on the police station was a distraction whilst another group attacked the dormitories of the health centre workers,” a local resident told AFP news agency. 

The group escaped with the victims into a nearby forest. 

A hospital worker, who asked not to be named, told BBC Hausa that the gunmen had abducted at least 12 people, including three children under the age of three and a teenager. 

A local government official said troops were stepping up efforts to find the victims. 

More than 1,000 students have been taken since December and nine have been killed. More than 200 students are still missing, some of them as young as three.

Authorities say recent attacks on schools in the north-west have been carried out by bandits, a loose term for kidnappers, armed robbers, cattle rustlers and other armed militia operating in the region who are largely motivated by money. 

Since the well-publicised abduction in 2014 of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok secondary school by Boko Haram Islamist militants in Borno state, more armed groups have resorted to mass abduction of students.Nigeria child abduction: Kidnappers demand millions for a child’s life and there is NO end in sight to wave of kidnappings

Analysis by Mayeni Jones, BBC News, LagosOnce again the northern state of Kaduna finds itself in the eye of Nigeria’s kidnapping storm.These latest attacks are shocking, particularly the hospital one as it involves at least one infant, but this is not the first time a hospital has been targeted.

In late April, armed gunmen took two female nurses from a hospital in Kajuru area of Kaduna state. Schools and universities in the state have also been repeatedly targeted by kidnappers since March. The Baptist school attacked on Monday morning is the fourth educational institution that’s been stormed by armed gunmen in the state in five months. State Governor Nasir El Rufai told the BBC that he believes kidnappers have come to Kaduna from other states, because he’s been vocal about his decision not to engage with kidnappers in any way.But now even he has succumbed to pressure from the kidnappers – he recently withdrew his son from a local school where he had enrolled him to promote confidence in public schools.

He told the BBC that he’d decided to take his son out to protect other pupils. This latest move will embolden his critics who say his tough stance is counter-productive.However, kidnappings continue to take place, both in states where governors engage with kidnappers, and in states where they don’t.With few economic prospects for many young Nigerians, and with security forces struggling to stop the wave of abductions, it’s hard to see how this kidnapping crisis will stop.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.06: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Nigerian officials say gunmen have kidnapped many students from an Islamic school in the latest in a series of such attacks on schools #AceNewsDesk report

NIGERIA: School Abduction: Gunmen kidnap students in Niger state according to authorities in Niger state that confirmed to the BBC that gunmen had seized an unknown number of students from the school in the town of Tegina on Sunday’ SO Why schoolchildren are being abducted in Nigeria

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A teacher told the BBC that 150 students were missing, while other reports put the figure at about 200.

Abductions carried out for ransom are increasingly common in northern states.

In February nearly 300 girls were taken by armed men from a boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara state. Most were later freed.

In the latest incident, witnesses quoted by This Day news website said gunmen riding on motorcycles stormed the town and opened fire indiscriminately. As people fled the attackers went to the Islamic school and seized the children. The school is attended by boys and girls, aged six to 18.

Authorities said two people were shot during the attack and one had since died. A number of people travelling in a car were also reportedly kidnapped.

BBC Nigeria correspondent Mayeni Jones says kidnapping for ransom has become more common across Nigeria in recent months.

The attack in Tegina comes a day after 14 people kidnapped from a university in the neighbouring state of Kaduna were released.

AFPStudents kidnapped from a private university in Kaduna in April were freed on Saturday

Tegina is also not far from the town of Kagara, where 27 students were abducted in February.

There have been at least six kidnappings of students in north-west and central Nigeria since December, our correspondent says, and more than 800 students and staff have been abducted.

The 2014 kidnap of 276 schoolgirls in the north-eastern town of Chibok by Islamist militants Boko Haram brought global attention to the scourge of raids on schools in Nigeria, but more recent attacks are suspected to be the work of criminal gangs.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.31: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: A number of bandits have invaded the Ungwan Gaida community near Kurmin Kaso in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna, killing eight persons #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.27: The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, identified those killed as Samaila Gajere, Bawa Gajere, Bitrus Baba, Umaru Baba, Solomon Samaila, Sambo Kasuwa and Samuila Kasuwa, as well as Gideon Bitrus.

NIGERIA: Unknown Jihadists murder 11 people, tear down church and homes: “Gunmen kill 11, raze church, houses in fresh Kaduna attacks,” by Godwin Isenyo, Punch, May 20, 2021: Several houses, including the Assemblies of God Churchm [sic] were razed by the bandits who came in large number

Aruwan said, “Security agencies have reported that bandits attacked Ungwan Gaida community, near Kurmin Kaso, Chikun LGA.

“As of the time of this update, eight residents have been confirmed killed in this attack.

“A building belonging to the Assemblies of God Church was razed by the bandits, along with several houses.”

Similarly, the commissioner said the Nigerian Navy troops stationed in the Kujama general area neutralized three bandits and arrested two accomplices after repelling an attack on Wakwodna community, near Kasso village, Chikun local government area….

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: May.27: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Gunmen have killed at least nine people and their livestock in the early hours of Monday morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.27: Unknown gunmen have attacked Ukpomachi Village, Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state, killing about nine residents and 23 cows:

NIGERIA: Gunmen kill 9 persons, 23 cows in Anambra: ‘DAILY POST gathered that the assailants launched the attack in the early hours of Monday’

Ochogwu Sunday April: 26, 2021:

It was also gathered that the incident erupted tension at the Igbariam campus of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University located in the area: The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident in a statement.

According to the PPRO, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Monday Kuryas, urged residents to remain calm stressing that the command had deployed officers to the affected area: He said: “The Commissioner has ordered the immediate deployment of the command’s operational and intelligence assets to identify and apprehend the unknown armed men, who violently attacked Ukpomachi Village, Awkuzu in Oyi LGA of the state in the early hours of 26th, April 2021.

“Meanwhile, a crack team of police operatives of the command led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, had visited the scene and conducted on- the- spot-assessment of the incident In the meantime, the command has successfully restored normalcy in the area.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.27: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Some gunmen suspected to be terrorists have stormed Gurmana community in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, SaharaReporters has learnt #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.12: The suspected terrorists were said to have invaded the community in broad daylight on Friday, killing people and burning houses and properties:

Nigeria: Militants storm community, murder one, burn houses and crops, abduct six: ‘As at the time of filing this report, one person had been killed and six persons had been abducted, Sahara Reporters also learnt’

“Suspected Terrorists Storm Niger Community, Kill One, Abduct Six,” Sahara Reporters, April 9, 2021:

A source in the community also told SaharaReporters that “yams worth millions of naira were set ablaze”.

“It is so sad that people are getting killed every day and the government does not appear to be concerned or doing anything about it. It is a shame that we cannot sleep with our eyes closed,” the source said….

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.12: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a prison in the south-eastern city of Owerri after an attack by gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, explosives and rifles, the prisons authority said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.07: The secessionist movement in the south-east is one of several serious security challenges facing President Muhammadu Buhari, including a decade-long Islamist insurgency in the north-east, a spate of school kidnappings in the north-west and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Gunmen attack Nigerian prison, leading to escape of 1,800 inmates in Owerri police said it believed a banned separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the attack, but a spokesman for the group denied involvement according to Reuters

Posted 3h ago, updated 3h ago

Nigerian prison escape
Police say the prison was hit by gunmen in an early morning attack.(Reuters: David Dosunmu/Handout)

“The Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo state has been attacked by unknown gunmen and forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody,” a Nigerian Correctional Service spokesman said in a statement.

The attackers stormed the facility at around 2:15am local time on Monday, he said.

The attackers used explosives to blast the administrative block of the prison and entered the prison yard, police said in a separate statement.

Tensions have increased in the south-east in recent months in the wake of accusations that a paramilitary wing of IPOB, known as the Eastern Security Network, have been involved in clashes with the military.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers … are members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),” said Frank Mba, a spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force.

But a spokesman for IPOB told Reuters in a phone call that the group was not involved. 

Several police stations have been attacked in south-eastern Nigeria since January, with large amounts of ammunition stolen.

No groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.07: 2021:

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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

#ANS2014

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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.

#ANS2014 

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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”.

Source:

#ANS2014  

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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.

#ANS2014 

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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.

Source: 

#ANS2014 

#gunmen, #killing, #sectarian, #shot, #wounding

` 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.

#ANS2014

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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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