Protesters attack US embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

By Kareem Khadder, Arwa Damon and Angela Dewan, CNN Protesters attacked the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, scaling the walls and forcing the gates of the compound, as hundreds demonstrated against American airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq. Two sources at the demonstration witnessed the attempt to break into the premises adding that security personnel fired tear … Continue reading Protesters attack US embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Zimbabwe: ‘Mashurugwi’ Kill Armed Police Officer During Kadoma Mine Invasion

By Anna Chibamu A JUNIOR police officer was killed when a machete wielding gang, commonly referred to as Mashurugwi, attacked some armed police details who were guarding a Kadoma mine owned by an ally to President Emmerson Mnangagwa Saturday afternoon. In a memorandum, police have reported the death of Constable Wonder Hokoyo (27) after a … Continue reading Zimbabwe: ‘Mashurugwi’ Kill Armed Police Officer During Kadoma Mine Invasion

US civilian contractor killed, multiple servicemen injured in rocket attack on Iraqi base near Kirkuk – reports

FILE PHOTO ©  Reuters / Ahmed Jadallah An American civilian contractor was killed and several service members lightly wounded when several rockets struck an Iraqi military base near Kirkuk, US officials confirmed on condition of anonymity. The Iraqi military confirmed earlier that multiple service members, including a US contractor and an Iraqi federal police officer, were … Continue reading US civilian contractor killed, multiple servicemen injured in rocket attack on Iraqi base near Kirkuk – reports

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

There were conflicting reports about the number of casualties from a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu [Feisal Omar/Reuters] MORE ON AFRICA Central African Republic clashes: UN adds more troopstoday Al-Shabab claims deadly attack in Somalia's Mogadishutoday Rebels 'hack civilians to death' in eastern DRC attacktoday Guinea-Bissau: As Embalo claims victory, Pereira urges cautiontoday At least 78 … Continue reading Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

Fourteen troops killed in Niger ambush

MORE ON NIGER Burkina Faso mourns dozens of victims after double attack6 days ago What's behind the upsurge in violence in the Sahel?last week Niger struggles to combat armed groups in the Sahellast week Niger attack: Thousands flee increasing violence in Sahel region2 weeks ago Fourteen members of security forces in Niger have been killed after "heavily armed … Continue reading Fourteen troops killed in Niger ambush