At least 10 people, including four Somali soldiers, were
killed in an attack by Al-Shabaab forces on an army
checkpoint near Baidoa, and two other people were killed
Friday in bomb attacks in the country, officials said.
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Several people were hurt when a suicide bomber struck
outside a church in the Nigerian city of Gombe, witnesses
said, hours after a separate botched attack.
At least 15 people were killed by Boko Haram fighters during
a raid on a village in northern Nigeria near Chibok, local
residents told CNN.
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The United States conducted an airstrike Monday in Somalia
against Al-Shabaab, said Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon
Somali government forces on Saturday captured a top
commander of the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, two of
the country's military officials said.
At least 23 people were killed in a Boko Haram attack in the
Mozogo district in Cameroon's Far North Region, an official
A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her father handed her over
to Islamist militants to become a suicide bomber but she
fled as two other girls set off bombs.
Al-Shabaab said it attacked an African Union military base
in Somalia on Thursday in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike
that killed their leader near Barawe in September.
Somalia's militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab raids the
country's largest military base for African Union troops.