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Taliban abduct 60 coal truck drivers for refusing to pay “toll”

Date of Occurrence: 1st December 2018 Location: Samangan, Afghanistan Event: Kidnapping Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 60

60 truck drivers were taken hostage by the Taliban after refusing to pay a “toll”. The drivers were relesased  a day later.

 

Source

1TV News

Khaama News

Suicide bombers target market in Cameroon, injuring 29

Date of Occurrence: 28th November 2018 Location: Amchide, Cameroon Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 29

Two suicide bombers targeted a market in Amchide, Cameroon, injuring at least 29 people. The second attacker was shot and killed by security forces in the town before detonating. Amchide is in a red zone due to heavy fighting in the area with Boko Haram.

 

Source

Africa News

Garda

Taliban attack British security contractors’ compound in Kabul

Date of Occurrence: 28th November 2018 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: Complex Attack Fatalities: 10 Injuries/Displaced: 19

Taliban gunmen attacked a British security contractors’ compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 10 people and injuring at least 19. A car bomb was detonated outside the G4S compound before the attackers began to storm inside . The attack occured on the same day as  a meeting between the Taliban, Afghan and international governments to negotiate a peace deal after 17 years of war. G4S is the UK’s largest private security company.

 

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Reuters

Guardian

Independent