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Death toll from suspected militant attacks in Niger rises to 100, PM says

Death toll from suspected militant attacks in Niger rises to 100, PM says

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At least 100 people are now known to have been killed in attacks by suspected jihadists on two villages in Niger, the country's prime minister has said.Brigi Rafini said 70 people were killed in the village of Tchombangou and 30 others in Zaroumdareye, both near Niger's western border with Mali, on Saturday. During remarks aired on national television during a visit to the area, Mr Rafini did not say who was behind one of the deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by ethnic violence and Islamist militancy. Image: Niger's prime minister, Brigi Rafini, announced the rise in the number of dead as he visited the area Niger has suffered repeated attacks by militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State near its borders with ...

Israel says it uncovers deep militant tunnel dug from Gaza

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The Israeli military says militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of meters (yards) deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensorsByThe Associated PressOctober 20, 2020, 9:14 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJERUSALEM -- The Israeli military said Tuesday that militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of meters (yards) deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors.Hours after the announcement, a rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted by Israeli missile defenses, the military said. Late Tuesday, the army said fighter jets and attack helicopters “struck an underground infrastructure” for the militant Hamas group. There wer...