Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nigeria

The military is planning on deploying troops to Kano as Boko Haram attacks rise. Police detonated two bombs in the city of Jos.







Mali

Fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group Ansar Dine attacked ancient Sufi shrines with shovels and pickaxes in Timbuktu. An Ansar Dine spokesman said all of the shrines in the UNESCO-designated city would be destroyed. UNESCO is concerned about damage to world heritage sites in Timbuktu and Gao, which also is under Islamist control.