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India ranked 3 among countries hit most by terror attacks in 2016; Pakistan follows at rank 4: Report
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India ranked 3 among countries hit most by terror attacks in 2016; Pakistan follows at rank 4: Report

The total number of terror attacks in 2016 decreased by 9 percent, and total deaths due to terrorist attacks decreased by 13 percent compared to 2015.

Cameroon army vessel capsizes: 34 soldiers missing says security source
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Cameroon army vessel capsizes: 34 soldiers missing says security source

"dozens" of troops go missing after a boat carrying Rapid Intervention Brigade capsized off the country's southwestern coast

Cameroon bombings: 14 dead, 30 injured in twin suicide attacks likely by Boko Haram
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Cameroon bombings: 14 dead, 30 injured in twin suicide attacks likely by Boko Haram

Cameroon's Far North region, which borders Nigeria, has seen a resurgence in attacks blamed on Boko Haram after months of relative calm.

Nigeria: 19 killed, 23 wounded by Boko Haram suicide bombers in Maiduguri
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Nigeria: 19 killed, 23 wounded by Boko Haram suicide bombers in Maiduguri

Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said on Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.

Niger army kills 14 civilians mistaking them for Boko Haram fighters: Official
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Niger army kills 14 civilians mistaking them for Boko Haram fighters: Official

Niger's army has killed 14 displaced people who were mistaken for jihadists in the restive southeast where Boko Haram Islamists have staged regular attacks

Multiple suicide bombings in Nigeria's University of Maiduguri kill nine, 13 injured
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Multiple suicide bombings in Nigeria's University of Maiduguri kill nine, 13 injured

Suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri, police said on Monday.

After fears of Boko Haram attack, Nigerian intelligence thwarts plan targeting Muslims
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After fears of Boko Haram attack, Nigerian intelligence thwarts plan targeting Muslims

Nigeria's intelligence service on Saturday said it had thwarted a plan to target Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan after fears that Boko Haram was planning a major attack.

Double suicide attack in Cameroon's Far North region of Kolofata kills six
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Double suicide attack in Cameroon's Far North region of Kolofata kills six

A double suicide attack killed six civilians in Cameroon's restive far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists

Boko Haram leader killed, nine children rescued from secret camp, says Nigerian Army
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Boko Haram leader killed, nine children rescued from secret camp, says Nigerian Army

A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a secret camp, a Nigerian official said on Monday.

North Cameroon suicide bombing: 11 killed in attack on camp for those displaced by Boko Haram
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North Cameroon suicide bombing: 11 killed in attack on camp for those displaced by Boko Haram

Authorities in northern Cameroon say 11 people are dead after two suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram extremist violence in the region.

Italian coastguard rescue 480 migrants from Mediterranean, recover seven bodies
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Italian coastguard rescue 480 migrants from Mediterranean, recover seven bodies

Rome: Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they attempted the perilous crossing from north Africa, with seven bodies also recovered, Italy's coastguard said. Some 484 migrants were plucked from dinghies in four operations involving coastguard boats, an Italian navy ship, the German NGO Sea Eye and the OHIO mercantile ship.

Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls
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Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

Nigeria's presidency released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists which parents anxiously scoured to see if their daughters were released three years after their capture.

Chibok missing schoolgirls : A timeline of events after the Boko Haram abduction
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Chibok missing schoolgirls : A timeline of events after the Boko Haram abduction

Following is a timeline of events since the Boko Haram jihadist group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in the remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in 2014.

At least 80 Chibok girls released from Boko Haram after three years
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At least 80 Chibok girls released from Boko Haram after three years

Scores of Nigerian schoolgirls who were among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released, multiple sources told AFP on Saturday, with unconfirmed reports that at least 80 have been freed.

US, UK say Boko Haram wants to kidnap foreigners in Nigeria
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US, UK say Boko Haram wants to kidnap foreigners in Nigeria

Abuja: The United States and British governments are warning that the Boko Haram extremist group is actively planning to kidnap foreigners in northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram increasingly using children in suicide attacks, says UNICEF report
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Boko Haram increasingly using children in suicide attacks, says UNICEF report

The abduction of 276 Chibok girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago marked a defining feature in the conflict in the Lake Chad region which has since witnessed an increasing use of children in so-called 'suicide' attacks, says a UNICEF report.

Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in Northeast Nigeria
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Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in Northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram's eight-year insurrection in northeast Nigeria, especially in Borno state, has left over 20,000 people dead and displaced 2.6 million.

Nigerian air force kills 52 in strike on refugee camp
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Nigerian air force kills 52 in strike on refugee camp

Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants

Boko Haram leader rubbishes Nigerian president's claims, says group safe, not crushed
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Boko Haram leader rubbishes Nigerian president's claims, says group safe, not crushed

Boko Haram, which last year pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, has been in the grip of a power struggle.

Nigeria: Two girls stage suicide attack in market, 17 people injured
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Nigeria: Two girls stage suicide attack in market, 17 people injured

Two girls approximately seven or eight years old blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian market on Sunday, killing themselves and wounding at least 17 others, witnesses said.