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Pakistan university attackers vow to target schools in new video

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MORE ATTACKS? This still image taken from a video released by a faction within the Pakistani Taliban on January 22, 2016 shows their leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor (C) with militants delivering a statement from an undisclosed location. Photo by AFP
Khalifa Umar Mansoor, whose faction claimed responsibility for the attack on Bacha Khan University, says they will continue to attack schools across Pakistan as these are the ‘foundations that produce apostates’

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Jan. 22, 2016) — The Taliban faction behind a massacre at a university in northwest Pakistan this week issued a video message Friday, January 22, vowing to target schools Continue reading Pakistan university attackers vow to target schools in new video

At least 19 dead in Somalia Shebab restaurant attack

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Authorities call it a ‘barbaric and brutal attack against innocent civilians’

MOGADISHU, Somalia (Jan. 22, 2016) — Somalia’s Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when 5 gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, police said Friday, January 22.

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Tears, defiance after Taliban attack on Afghan TV workers

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AFTER THE ATTACK. Afghan mourners carry the coffin of Saeed Jawad Hossini, 29, who was killed in a suicide attack on a minibus carrying employees of Afghan TV channel TOLO in Kabul on January 21, 2016. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP
The attack comes after the Taliban declared TV stations Tolo and 1TV as legitimate ‘military targets’

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 21, 2016) —Mourners in the Afghan capital held emotionally charged funeral ceremonies Thursday, January 21, for 7 employees of popular TV channel Tolo who were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing, which rights groups denounced as a “war crime”.

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Pakistan mourns university massacre victims

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Students inspect the room of their fellows who were killed when gunmen attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, 20 January 2016. Bilawal Arbab/EPA
Sharif vows a ‘ruthless’ response to the massacre and orders security forces to hunt down the perpetrators

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (Jan. 21, 2016) — Pakistan observed a day of national mourning Thursday, January 21, for the 21 people killed when heavily armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism.

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