Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city

Afghan security forces “repelled” a coordinated Taliban assault on the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said, even as the insurgents claimed to have captured important city buildings. The multi-pronged Taliban offensive on Kunduz, which has come Read More …

Taliban militants kill dozens at Afghan intelligence base

Dozens of Afghan security personnel were killed by Taliban militants who overran a military intelligence base near Kabul, officials have confirmed. At least 43 people were killed and 54 injured in the attack, the NDS intelligence service told the BBC. Read More …

14 reported dead after Kenya hotel attack claimed by Somali Islamists

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab. Eight hours after the Read More …

43 killed, 25 wounded in coordinated Kabul attack

The sound of an explosion was heard close to a governmental compound amid reports several people have been killed or wounded in the blast and clashes between the security forces and assailant militants. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Read More …

Blast kills 25 in northern Pakistan as police repel assault on Chinese consulate in Karachi

A suicide bomber killed 25 people at a market in northern Pakistan just hours after gunmen assaulted the Chinese Consulate in the southern city of Karachi, killing four. The two attacks on opposite sides of the country were likely unconnected, Read More …

ISIL claims attacks on security forces in Russia’s Chechnya

A series of coordinated attacks against security forces hit Russia’s volatile autonomous republic of Chechnya on Monday with authorities claiming to have killed at least five assailants – all of them children. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the Read More …