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Somali militants holed up as battle rages in Mogadishu

Somalia's security forces are battling gunmen holed up in a building in Mogadishu, hours after a suicide car bomb attack on a busy street left at least five people dead, police say.
This image taken from an AFP TV footage shows people in a street as a gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood on January 15, 2019. – A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from AFP’s offices some five kilometres (three miles) away. (Photo by Raphael AMBASU / AFP)

Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel and office complex

A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, an AFP reporter and a witness said.

Shooting at toddler’s birthday party leaves four dead

A dispute between members of two families at a toddler’s first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth wounded, police confirmed on Sunday.

Eight killed in Cameroon’s anglophone region

Six civilians and two police officers were killed in Cameroon’s volatile English-speaking South West Region, where violence has mounted ahead of next month’s presidential vote, sources close to security services and locals said.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Death toll from clashes in Libya’s Tripoli climbs to 96

Fighting between rival groups in Libya's capital has killed at least 96 people since August 26, with civilians among the casualties, authorities have said.
Smoke shrouded the headquarters of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya: National Oil Corporation’s Tripoli offices under attack

Several armed men attacked the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the Libyan capital and several blasts could be heard, witnesses said.
Emergency personnel and police respond to reports of an active shooter situation near Fountain Square, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in downtown Cincinnati. (AP Photo-John Minchillo) The Associated Press

Shooting at bank in Ohio kills four people, including gunman

A shooting at a bank in the US state of Ohio has killed four people, including the gunman, police have said.
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UK calls for calm after post-election violence in Zimbabwe

UK has called on Zimbabwe’s political leaders to ensure calm and restraint after three opposition protesters were killed in post-election clashes in Harare.

Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

Gunfire erupted at YouTube's offices in California Tuesday, leaving three people wounded and sparking a panicked escape before the suspected shooter -- a woman -- apparently committed suicide.

Double bombing rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

A double suicide car bomb blast followed by gunfire has been heard in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to police.

One killed, scores injured in bloody clash in Bayelsa

A 26 years old man identified as Iruo Ayebatonyo Jnr, was Monday shot dead while scores of others sustained various degrees of injuries in a bloody clash among youths of the Okpoama Community in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger – report

Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.

Zimbabwe: From VP Emmerson Mnangagwa sacking to Robert Mugabe house arrest

Here is a timeline of the recent crisis in Zimbabwe, which has seen the military take control of the country with President Robert Mugabe saying he is under house arrest.

Gunmen ‘storm Shamshad TV’ in Afghanistan’s Kabul

A private television station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has come under attack by gunmen, according to local media.

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