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8 killed in attack on French drilling firm camp in Niger

Date of Occurrence: 22nd November 2018 Location: Toumour, NigerToumour, Niger Event: Shooting Fatalities: 8 Injuries/Displaced: 7

A suspected Boko Haram attack on a French drilling companies water well site in Niger has left at least 8 people dead. The crew was drilling 2 wells to improve water access for displaced people at a nearby refugee camp.

 

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Reuters

News24

Tribune Express

Man stabs police officers near the Grand Place in Brussels 

Date of Occurrence: 20th November 2018 Location: Brussels, Belgium Event: Knife attack Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 1

A man outside of the Grand Place, a UNESCO world heritage site in Brussels, stabbed a police officer in the neck before being shot. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are trying to determine whether the attacker has any links to terrorist groups.

 

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NY Times

ABC News

Independent

Suicide bomber attacks gathering of Islamic scholars on birthday of the Prophet Muhammad in Kabul,  killing at least 55 people and injuring nearly 100

Date of Occurrence: Suicide Bomber Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: 55 Fatalities: 55 Injuries/Displaced: 94

A gathering of up to 1,000 Islamic scholars in Kabul to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad was targeted by a suicide bomber, killing at least 55 people and injuring close to 100 others.

 

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AP News

NY Times

BBC