BUJUMBURA — Unidentified gunmen Sunday night ambushed a car and abducted its passengers before burning it on the road Bujumbura-Cibitoke at Gihanga, 15 km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, Radio Isanganiro reported Monday.
The Burundi-based private radio reported that gunmen forced the car to stop and took all valuable objects that three passengers had including money and mobile phones before burning the car. (Burundi-Security)
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LAGOS — Nigerian troops operating in parts of the restive northeast Borno state successfully repelled and killed 16 Boko Haram insurgents and recovered several items, the Nigerian Army said Monday.
The attack was launched in Kangarwa area of the state by the suspected terrorists at about 5:30 p.m. (0430 GMT), local time on Sunday, the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement made available to Xinhua, noting that the alert troops rose to the occasion and dealt a decisive blow on the insurgents. (Nigeria-Boko Haram)
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BRUSSELS — A shooting took place in Belgian city of Ghent Monday evening between police and an unidentified man, who is now being neutralized, according to local media reports.
The gunman is shot by police after opening fire in the city center of Ghent at around 18:00 (1900 GMT). Seriously injured, the gunman has been taken to the hospital, according to Belgian newspaper HLN. (Belgium-Gunman)
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MILWAUKEE — A nighttime curfew was imposed for teenagers in the U.S. city of Milwaukee starting on Monday following two nights of violence over the fatal police shooting of a black man.
The mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, imposed the 10 p.m. curfew in the city located in the north-central U.S. state of Wisconsin in a bid to deter further escalation between protesters and police. (US-Unrest)
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ADEN — Four pro-government Yemeni soldiers were killed and six others injured in a suicide car bombing that rocked the country’s southern province of Abyan on Monday, a security official told Xinhua.
According to the local security source, the suicide car bomb targeted pro-government soldiers who gathered in the eastern outskirts of coastal Shoqra town in Abyan province, leaving at least four soldiers killed and six others injured at the scene. (Yemen-Bomb)
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana