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By the numbers: terrorism in Africa

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A United Nations peacekeeping mission battles al-Qaida-linked extremists and others in Mali. The African Union Mission in Somalia holds al-Shabaab militants at bay. Nigeria...

Islamic State claims it killed 28 Nigerien soldiers

Islamic State’s West African branch claimed responsibility for an ambush that killed 28 soldiers this week in Niger, as the militant group seeks to...

Islamic State Nigeria kill claims

Islamic State (IS) killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Gajiganna town, the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ. The Jihadist organisation said...

Islamic State claims ‘province’ in India for first time after clash...

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Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces...

IS Nigeria kill claim

Islamic State (IS) killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Magumeri, the group claimed via its news agency AMAQ. The jihadist organisation said the...

Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi

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Islamic State’s media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be...

Factbox – After ‘caliphate’ defeat, Islamic State is down but not...

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Driven from its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is down but not out. Where once they confronted armies, the extremist Islamist group’s...

Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage

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Details began to emerge in Sri Lanka on Wednesday of a band of nine, well-educated Islamist suicide bombers, including a woman, from well-to-do families...

Islamic State claims 15 Nigerian soldier kills

Jihadist group Islamic State said it killed 13 Nigerian soldiers and five troops from a West African anti-militant force in attacks over recent days. Islamic...

Islamic State claims killing of Canadian geologist in Burkina Faso

Islamic State carried out the kidnapping and killing of a Canadian in Burkina Faso in January, the group’s weekly newspaper Al-Naba said, claiming responsibility...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...