Nigerian army rescued 180 people in the early hours of Friday, but around 30 male and female students remain unaccounted for after gunmen attacked a forestry college in northwestern Kaduna state overnight.
Authorities initially said hundreds of gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe village on Friday. But according to the governor of Zamfara, a total of 279 female students were taken.
Nigerian police and a local official said that a suspected criminal gang attacked the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, a village in Zamfara state, kidnapping at least 300 schoolgirls.
Gunmen shoot dead two Afghan women judges working for Supreme Court, officials say, as fear grows in restive city following several targeted killings of high-profile figures recently.
Following the Daesh-claimed attack, members of the Hazara minority in Quetta blocked the western bypass and set fire to tyres to protest against the killings.
Pakistan's army reports at least seven dead in an attack by a group of militants at a paramilitary checkpoint in southern Balochistan province.
Dawn attack on the Security Belt separatist force near Lawdar city blamed on suspected Al Qaeda gunmen.
Ahmadi community spokesperson believes gunmen targeted 82-year-old Mahmoob Khan because of his faith.
Ten Turkish sailors were abducted off Nigeria in mid-July and released on Friday.
Another 10 people were wounded in the hours-long assault that ended with four attackers killed, interior ministry spokesman said.
The unidentified men, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked the town of Chakama in the coastal region of Kilifi and injured five people before abducting a 23-year old Italian woman who works for an NGO, police said.
It is the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the violence.
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