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Gunmen kill Nigerian army general Ahmed Hassan

Gunmen kill Nigerian army general Ahmed Hassan

AFRICA, ARMY, ATTACK, Nigeria, West Africa
Former army provost Marshal, General Ahmed Hassan has been shot dead by gunmen along Lokoja -Abuja road. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu who confirmed it noted that “With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, Officers and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army regret to announce the passing on of Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army. “The sad incident occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja-Abuja road yesterday 15 July 2021. “A delegation from the Army Headquarters led by the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj Gen Anthony Omozoje has visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family. “Members of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA...
Haiti names new suspects in Moise assassination plot

Haiti names new suspects in Moise assassination plot

ASSASSINATION, ATTACK, HAITI, INTERNATIONAL, POLICE, PRESIDENT
A fired anti-corruption official, a former senator and a businessman previously tried for drug charges in the US are the latest suspects of killing Haiti's president. Haitian police on Tuesday issued warrants for new suspects allegedly linked to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. While uncertainty reigns Haiti's political future, confusion still surrounds the circumstances of the killing of Moise. Police said they arrested 18 Colombians and three Haitians, including two who also hold dual US citizenship, linked to the July 7 killing. A Florida-based Haitian doctor, who was also arrested, is believed to have led the group, according to police. Who are the newly identified suspects? Police on Tuesday said they were searching for a former official, a former s...
Eight killed, 39 injured in Pakistan bus explosion

Eight killed, 39 injured in Pakistan bus explosion

ATTACK, INTERNATIONAL, PAKISTAN, TERRORISM
TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) – At least eight people, including four China nationals, were killed and 39 others injured on Wednesday morning when a blast hit a bus in Pakistan. The incident took place in the Upper Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Pakistan Today reported. “There is a huge explosion in the bus carrying the Chinese engineers […] in Upper Kohistan. Eight people lost their lives,” a senior administrative officer of the Hazara division told Reuters. He said the bus was carrying over 30 Chinese engineers to the site of Dasu Dam when it was hit. Two paramilitary troops with the engineers also died, he said. Security forces, police, and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to a nearby hospital. RHM/PR
James DeGale’s Olympic gold medal and MBE stolen during Euro 2020 final

James DeGale’s Olympic gold medal and MBE stolen during Euro 2020 final

ATTACK, Boxing, ENGLAND, EURO 2020, Sports
‘They are worthless to anyone other than me’ James DeGale has appealed for help after revealing the Olympic gold medal he won at the 2008 Beijing Games and his MBE were stolen from his parents’ house during the Euro 2020 final on Sunday evening. DeGale overcame Emilio Correa in the middleweight final, having previously defeated Mohamed Hikal, Shawn Estrada, Bakhtiyar Artayev and Darren Sutherland, to capture Britain’s only boxing gold of the Games 13 years ago. The Londoner was appointed MBE in the 2009 New Year Honours, but he posted images and a video on Instagram of someone dressed in black approaching the door of his parents’ house before obscuring the CCTV camera. The former two-time super-middleweight champion revealed the incident happened as England were playing It...
Norris ‘unharmed but shaken’ say McLaren, after he was mugged at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley

Norris ‘unharmed but shaken’ say McLaren, after he was mugged at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley

ATTACK, CELEBRITY, ENGLAND, EURO 2020, Motorsport, Sports
Lando Norris was mugged after watching the Euro 2020 football final between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, his McLaren Formula 1 team have said. The Briton, who has scored in every race this year and taken three podiums, posted pictures of himself at the game, which was won by Italy on penalties. It then emerged his watch was stolen after the conclusion of the game. “McLaren Racing can confirm that Lando Norris was involved in an incident, after the Euro 2020 final match at Wembley, during which the watch he was wearing was taken,” said a team statement. Thankfully, Lando was unharmed but he is understandably shakenMcLaren statement “Thankfully, Lando was unharmed but he is understandably shaken. The team is supporting Lando and we are sure that racing ...
49 Killed in Niger Armed Attack

49 Killed in Niger Armed Attack

AFRICA, ATTACK, NIGER, TERRORISM
Five civilians, four soldiers and 40 armed attackers were killed Sunday in a clash in Niger’s restive southwest region near the border with Mali, the government said.  Around 100 heavily armed “terrorists” riding motorcycles attacked the Tchoma Bangou village, striking around 3 p.m. Sunday, Niger’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement read on public television that did not identify who it suspected was behind the latest deadly incident.  The “prompt and vigorous reaction” by the Defense and Security Forces “made it possible to repel the attack and inflict heavy losses on the enemy,” the ministry said, adding that its soldiers had seized motorcycles and a cache of weapons, including AK47s and machine guns, from t...
Iran will not remain silent for long

Iran will not remain silent for long

ATTACK, INTERNATIONAL, IRAN, Middle East, WAR
Analysis: The cyberattacks on Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard-run transit system are an open act of war designed to make the Iranians vulnerable, but Tehran has already proven that it is very much capable of retaliating; how it chooses to do so remains to be see Members of Iran's paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps marching in Tehran(Photo: AP) Therefore, the cyberattacks that Iran's Transportation Ministry reported over the weekend were not only an open act of war meant to damage the IRGC's military and economic infrastructure, but also a symbolic act against the regime in Tehran.According to reports, the alleged attack did not cause any trains to crash or derail.Train services had been disrupted, with hackers posting fake delay notices on station boards.The sneak...
Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin he will take ‘any necessary action’ over Russia-based ransomware attacks

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin he will take ‘any necessary action’ over Russia-based ransomware attacks

ATTACK, CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, PRESIDENT, RUSSIA, Security, USA
US businesses have been plagued with ransomware attacks thought to be originating from within Russia US President Joe Biden (PHoto: Patrick Semansky/AP) Joe Biden has said the US could attack Russian servers used for ransomware following a phone call with Vladimir Putin. Ransomware is a malicious software which holds corporate data hostage until its owner pays hackers a large sum of money. One such attack this month hit 1,500 companies. “I made it very clear to him that the United States expects when a ransomware operation is coming from his soil, even though it’s not sponsored by the state, we expect them to act if we give them enough information to act on who that is,” the US president told journalists after the call with his Russian opposite number. Asked if the US could...
SOMALIA: At least 8 killed in police convoy bombing in Mogadishu

SOMALIA: At least 8 killed in police convoy bombing in Mogadishu

AFRICA, ATTACK, POLICE, Somalia, TERROR, TRAGEDY
A suicide bomber has attacked a convoy in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday in an attempt to assassinate a local police chief. At least eight people were killed, according to a witness report. Somalian media quoted the country’s police as saying that a vehicle rigged with explosives hit a convoy carrying Banaadir’s regional police chief, Colonel Farhan Qarole, who survived the attack. An eyewitness told Reuters that he has seen eight bodies, including the body of a woman, while another early report said that five were killed. News website All Banaadir reports that two police officers have died and two were injured. Several buildings were said to have been damaged, including a children’s hospital. No one has claimed the responsibility for the attack as yet, but Isla...
Iran: Israel is behind attack on atomic facility

Iran: Israel is behind attack on atomic facility

ATTACK, INTERNATIONAL, IRAN, Israel, Middle East
Iran blames Israel for drone attack on Iranian facility used to manufacture uranium centrifuges. The Iranian government has accused Israel of carrying out the drone attack on an Iranian nuclear facility last month. Ali Rabiei, a spokesman for the Iranian government, said Tuesday afternoon that Israel was behind the June 23rd drone attack on an Atomic Energy Organization of Iran building in the city of Karaj. “The Zionist regime carried out this action in order to signal that it is capable of stopping Iran and to say that there is no need to speak with Iran, but every time we’ve been attacked, our strength has only increased,” Rabiei said. The facility, which is used to manufacture uranium centrifuges, was targeted by an unmanned aircraft during the attack, which Iran initi...
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