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13 Nigerian troops, policeman killed in Boko Haram attack

ABUJA: Boko Haram militants ambushed a military convoy in northeastern Nigeria, killing 13 soldiers and a policeman, the army said Wednesday. But an officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militants had overrun an army base, and put the death toll at 18. An army statement said the attackers ambushed a military convoy late Monday on a highway linking Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, with Damaturu in neighbouring Yobe state. "Sadly, 13 military and a police personnel... paid the supreme price while…

At least 13 killed in Mogadishu car bomb

MOGADISHU: At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president’s residence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday. A second explosion followed nearby. Al Shabaab, in comments broadcast on its Radio Andalus, claimed responsibility for both blasts and said the second was also a car bomb. “The death toll has risen to 13 people including civilians and soldiers. Seventeen others were injured. The casualties are from the two…