Monthly Archives: March 2010

Nigeria

Police are on high alert in Maiduguri in the state of Borno after suspected Boko Haram members sent text messages threatening an attack. Authorities are watching the movement of suspicious people in the Nigerian states bordering Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.






Taliban reading the papers, offering wish list?

The latest statement/commentary on the Taliban’s Voice of Jihad English-language web site [click here for copy at Scribd.com] shows that the Taliban info-machine is reading the papers. In painting the US as the bully in the neighborhood, not just in Afghanistan, the Taliban draw the eye to current news stories such as concerns about how […]


Pakistan

Six Frontier Corps troops and more than 20 Taliban fighters were killed after the Taliban attacked an outpost in Khyber. Maulvi Noor Jamal, the Taliban leader in Kurram, survived an IED attack in Arakzai; four Taliban fighters were killed. The Taliban bombed a school in Arakzai.


Somalia

The government appointed a Shabaab sympathizer as envoy to the US. Shabaab reportedly sent 2,000 fighters with armored vehicles to the central town of Dhusamareb, where the pro-government militia Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama™a has imposed a curfew. At least 16 people were killed in clashes between rival clans in central Somalia. Pirates hijacked an Indian […]