Insurgents assassinated the Director-General of Iraq’s Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research and killed his son in Baghdad. The Iraqi military wants to double the number of F-16s purchased from the US.
The US added Shabaab leaders Omar Hammami and Hassan Mahat Omar to the list of designated terrorists. Shabaab claimed it killed a US military officer who was training African Union forces in Mogadishu.
US citizen Omar Hammami is directly linked to al Qaeda, while Hassan Mahat Omar, a Kenyan cleric, is identified as a key ideological leader in Nairobi.
President Goodluck Jonathan has created a panel to negotiate with Boko Haram, the radical Islamist terror group behind multiple attacks, including suicide bombings. The panel will also ensure that security forces are acting with “professionalism.”
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The suicide bomber hit a police station in Helmand’s provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, killing 10 policemen and a child.
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