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3 dead in Maguindanao bomb blast as troops, BIFF clash

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Authorities say Muslim rebels booby-trapped a highway to target military convoys, but it detonated when a van with 6 civilians drove through it late Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 17, 2016) — Three civilians were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Maguindanao where the army and Muslim rebels have engaged in sporadic fighting for days, police said Wednesday, February 17.

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Child suicide bomber kills 10 in Nigeria market

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A huge blast erupted at around midday in the crowded market in Gombi in Adamawa state, one of the worst-hit in the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast

KANO, Nigeria (Jan. 30, 2016) — A child suicide bomber blew himself up in a market in northeast Nigeria Friday, January 29, killing at least 10 people, witnesses said, the latest bloodshed to hit the region, which is plagued by Islamist violence.

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Jokowi on Jakarta blasts, We condemn this act of terror

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EXPLOSIONS. Indonesian police take position behind a vehicle as they pursue suspects after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on January 14, 2016.Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP
‘We don’t have to be afraid. We will not be defeated by acts of terror like this’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Jan. 14, 2016) — President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo condemned the explosions throughout Jakarta on Thursday, January 14, calling the blasts an “act of terror.”

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