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5 troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid – army

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The fighting occurs in Mohmand, one of Pakistan’s so-called tribal districts that form a buffer zone between Pakistan and Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Mar. 7, 2017) — Five Pakistani soldiers and 10 militants were killed in a coordinated overnight raid at several border posts on the frontier with Afghanistan, the military said Monday. Continue reading 5 troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid – army

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

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Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in northeast Nigeria since it began in 2009 and has displaced more than 2.6 million others

KANO, Nigeria (Mar 2, 2017) — Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday, March 1. Continue reading Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

Abu Sayyaf kills Canadian hostage

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KIDNAPPED IN 2015. John Ridsdel, right, is beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf on April 25 after ransom talks failed. He was one of 3 foreigners kidnapped on Samal Island in Davao in September 2015. Left photo is fellow Canadian Robert Hall and middle is Norweigan Kjartan Sekkingstad. Photos from the PNP

Police and military forces vow to ‘bring the criminals to justice,’ following the beheading of one of two Canadians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in September 2015

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — The Abu Sayyaf group has beheaded a Canadian hostage, sparking fears for more than 20 others they are holding on remote islands, with security forces vowing Tuesday, April 26, to hunt down the kidnappers.  Continue reading Abu Sayyaf kills Canadian hostage