At least 12 soldiers killed in Eastern Region administrative area, security sources say – the sixth attack of its kind in the African country in 10 days.
Gunmen kill at least 13 gendarmes in Taparko, a northern mining town, says AFP, citing sources, while search continues for eight missing soldiers.
Decades after the bloody Hama massacre, Syrian regime head Bashar al Assad has managed to cling to power, like his father, under the averted gaze of world powers.
Angry villagers burned army vehicles in protest after at least 14 protesters were killed by soldiers in the northeastern state of Nagaland.
Nine people killed, 23 others wounded in Yobe State in aerial strike carried out by Nigerian air force. In neighbouring Borno province, 16 government troops killed in militant ambush.
The insurgents have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in an offensive less than three weeks before the US is set to withdraw its last troops.
The Taliban now control vast swathes of rural Afghanistan and are challenging government forces in several cities, including Herat, near the western border with Iran, and Lashkar Gah and Kandahar in the south.
"Amid ongoing efforts in pursuing and defeating terrorist elements ... during the previous period, the armed forces ... carried out operations that killed 89 dangerous takfiris (militants) ... in northern Sinai," the army spokesperson says.
General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says more than 200 of Afghanistan's 419 district centres are under Taliban control, up from district centers under the insurgents' control last month.
The suicide car bomb blast near a military base in Pul-e-Khumri was followed by a gunfight, killing at least six security force members, according to a spokesperson for the Afghan National Army.
The attack came a week after two Spanish journalists and an Irish conservationist were killed in an ambush by militants in the same region.
UN refugee agency said up to 65,000 people had fled the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak following the latest militant attack on an army base, which left more than 20 people dead.
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