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Tunisia

The Tunisian jihadist group Mujahidin of Kairouan has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State. The Tunisian government has taken a number of recent steps to fight radicalization.


Algeria

The defense ministry announced that the army ambushed and killed 22 jihadists affiliated with the Islamic State in Bouira province. Algeria and the US held security talks regarding Libya and North Africa.


Nigeria

A suicide bomber killed at least eight people at a market in Garkida village in Adamawa state. Boko Haram killed three and abducted seven women in the Madagali district of Adamawa. Former female captives of Boko Haram testified to mass rape by the jihadist group.


Mali

Malian government officials will sign a proposed peace deal without the cooperation of the main Tuareg-led rebel alliance. Pro-rebel demonstrators marched against the proposed peace deal in Kidal; fighting between the military, pro-governmet militias, and rebels has killed about 55 people in the past two weeks. The jihadist Al Mourabitoune group has pledged allegiance to […]


Nigeria

More than 60 people were killed during clashes between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military around Kayamula village, near Maiduguri. Maiduguri was placed under curfew after the city came under attack on May 12. A female suicide bomber detonated near a military base in the city; 11 are feared dead.


Egypt

Four people were wounded when “suspected militants” targeted a judge who had sentenced radicals to death with three bombs placed outside his home in Cairo. Tribes in the Sinai have pledged to work with the government against extremist groups.


Somalia

Government forces arrested 10 people during a security sweep in Mogadishu. A soldier was injured by a grenade attack in Marka town in southern Somalia. Two soldiers were killed by unidentified gunmen in Kismayo, also in the southern portion of the country.


Tunisia

The Interior Ministry announced that a special counter-terrorism unit arrested six individuals in possession of weapons and ammunition in Monastir. The Tunisian Foreign Minister “stressed … the importance of bolstering cooperation with Turkey, particularly with regards to military and security.” Tunisian forces increased security for an annual Jewish pilgrimage in Djerba in the wake of the terrorist attack in Bardo; […]