Category: attacks

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Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in a couple of attacks

Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers and three others have been killed in multiple attacks across the country. At least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed on Saturday in the Bala Boluk district of western Farah province when Taliban fighters stormed an army checkpoint. Meanwhile, two suicide car bombers killed at least two soldiers and wounded dozen others…

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Philippines: Indigenous folks perceive peace after attacks

Davao Del Norte, Philippines – Up on the verdant mountains of Talaingod, a young swine squeals as four men grab its legs and a freshly sharpened bolo readies to slash its throat. Dahosay Ansam-on, 77, utters a prayer to the magbabaya, or the “supreme being” in Ata Manobo language. As they return to their homes, the villagers…

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Deaths as suicide bomb assaults hit market in Biu

At least 17 people have been killed in two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombings on a market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Biu, officials have told Al Jazeera. Forty-seven others were wounded in Saturday’s explosions, and many were in criticial condition, said Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris, reporting from the capital, Abuja. “Biu has been…