Attacks were carried out in two villages close to Mali border, Niger's local media reports say.
According to security and medical officials, the security forces were patrolling in the town of Bir al Abd when their armoured vehicle was hit by a remotely-detonated bomb.
Pakistan's army reports at least seven dead in an attack by a group of militants at a paramilitary checkpoint in southern Balochistan province.
Israeli forces fired rubber bullets as well as tear gas canisters to disperse dozens of Palestinians marching in protest against Israeli illegal settlements in Deir Jarir in Ramallah city.
Authorities are waiting for court approval to put 26-year-old Austrian of Afghan descent into investigative custody.
Kabul has been hit by a wave of deadly violence in recent months despite the Taliban and government engaging in peace talks to end the country's long conflict.
The UN deployed forces on Friday following an offensive by the 3R, Patriotic Movement for Central Africa and anti-Balaka militias.
At least six people have been killed and 24 civilians abducted in the overnight attack in Beni, North Kivu province, officials said.
An armed group with AK-47s, stormed the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district which led to a shootout between the gunmen and security forces.
Around 100 cattle thieves open fire on Muslim congregation in remote Dutsen Gari village of Zamfara state, killing five and kidnapping 18 others, police say.
A sticky bomb attached to radio journalist Elyas Dayee’s vehicle exploded, killing him and injuring three others. The attack follows a similar blast that killed a former news presenter.
An initial assault killed seven people, territorial administrator Donat Kibwana has said, adding that "the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF", which originated in the 1990s as an Ugandan rebel group.
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