At least 18 people were killed and several others injured following an attack by gunmen at a cafe in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.
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Algerian security force have reportedly killed an Islamist militant, wearing a suicide vest, before the explosives could be detonated, east of the capital, Algiers.
Algerian troops have reportedly killed six Islamist militants, recovering weapons and munitions, during an operation near the country’s border with Tunisia.
French forces have reportedly killed a Spanish al-Qaeda commander, during an operation in northern Mali.
At least three soldiers have been killed, and a further two wounded, after gunmen opened fire on a military checkpoint, in Mali.
At least four soldiers have been killed, in two separate attacks, in northern Mali.
Burkina Faso troops have retaken control of a hotel, in the country’s capital, Ouagadougou, after a terrorist attack in the city killed two dozen people, including foreigners, and took over 150 hostages.
At least 10 suspected Islamist militants have been ‘neutralised’, following an operation, against a known Islamist group, by French forces, in Mali.
France has warned its citizens against travel to a national park, in eastern Burkina Faso, due to reports of Malian jihadists threatening to kidnap foreigners.
At least five Islamist militants have been killed, following an operation by Algerian forces, in the country’s eastern region.