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Shannon M. Kent

Shannon M. Kent was a United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer and Cryptologic Technician, who was deployed to Syria and killed in the 2019 Manbij bombing. Early life and family Kent's maiden name was Smith, and her father, Col. Stephen Smith, was the 3rd-ranked police officer in the New York State Police.[2][3] Her mother was an elementary school teacher.[3][4] She grew up in Pine Plains, New York, attending Stissing Mountain J/S High School, where she was an honors student and an athlete, graduating in 2001.[2] Kent was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2016 and was successfully cured following surgery.[5] Her husband, Joe Kent, served 20 years in the U.S. Special Forces.[1] They lived in Crownsville, Maryland with their two young sons, who were aged 3 years and 18 months in January 2019.[1] Kent was 35 years old at the time of her death.[1] Navy service Kent enlisted in the Navy on December 11, 2003, and graduated from boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, in February 2004

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2019 Loralai attack

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2019 Loralai attack

2019 Loralai attack took place on January 29, 2019 in Loralai, Pakistan. 9 people including 8 policemen and a civilian were killed while 22 others were injured when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Deputy Inspector General's (DIG) office. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.[1][2][3] The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement protested against the attack and held sit-ins in Quetta and Loralai. However, when the police launched a crackdown against the nonviolent protesters, Arman Loni, one of the leaders of PTM, was killed in Loralai.[4] References "Nine persons killed, 22 others injured in attack on DIG office in Balochistan's Loralai". Samaa.tv. Retrieved 2019-01-29. "Nine martyred in gun-and-suicide attack on DIG office in Loralai". tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2019-01-29. "Loralai attack death toll mounts to 9". The News. Anwar, Madeeha (February 7, 2019). "Alleged Killing by Police Angers Pashtuns in Pakistan". Voice of America. Retrieved February 15, 2019.

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2019 Khash–Zahedan suicide bombing

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2019 Khash–Zahedan suicide bombing

On February 13, 2019, a suicide bombing on the Khash–Zahedan road in Sistan and Baluchestan Province of Iran killed at least 27 Revolutionary Guards and wounded another 13.[1][2][3] It was one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Iran in years.[3] Sunni extremist militant group Jaish al-Adl ("Army of Justice") said it carried out the bombing.[4] Bombing The bomber targeted a bus transporting military personnel on the Khash–Zahedan road (Road 95) in Sistan and Baluchestan province, near the border with Pakistan. The area is a refuge for militant separatist groups and drug smugglers. The bomber detonated a car full of explosives near the bus,[3] killing 27 Revolutionary Guards and injuring 13.[4] The soldiers were coming back to their cities after carrying out the border mission by the bus.[3][5] Jaish al-Adl, a group connected to Al-Qaeda and involved in some of the recent terrorist activities in southeast Iran took responsibility for the suicide bombing.[3] In October 2018, 11 Iranian border Guards were

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Nairobi DusitD2 complex attack

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Nairobi DusitD2 complex attack

[Full screen] OpenStreetMap view of attack location The 2019 DusitD2 complex attack was a terrorist attack that occurred from 15 to 16 January 2019 in the Westlands area of Nairobi, Kenya, which left more than 20 people dead.[7][8][9][10] Background The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has been opposed to Kenyan involvement in the Somali Civil War. The terrorist group had previously attacked the suburb of Westlands during the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack, which left 67 people dead.[11] In 2015, Al-shabaab terrorists were involved in mass shooting of Garissa University College students leaving 147 dead and many others injured.[12] This incident was the country's worst terrorist attack since the 1998 United States embassy bombings , which left over 200 people dead.[13] Location The attack occurred at the 14 Riverside Drive complex in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.[14] This is an upscale hotel and office complex which hosts the DusitD2 Hotel and the Commission on Revenue Allocation.[7][8] Other clien

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2019 Manbij bombing

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2019 Manbij bombing

The Manbij bombing occurred on 16 January 2019 when a suicide bomber targeted a busy market street in Manbij known to be frequented by American soldiers. Background In the Syrian Civil War, the city of Manbij was taken by the Free Syrian Army in 2012, and then by ISIS in 2014.[2] In 2016, the city was taken by the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the Manbij offensive.[2][3] The Palace of the Princes restaurant was popular with Americans, located on a crowded downtown street in Manbij.[3] U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jeanne Shaheen ate there when they visited Syria in July 2018.[3] The attack Several American military personnel were inside the Palace of Princes restaurant when a suicide bomber triggered an explosion outside the restaurant around midday on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.[4] The bomber mixed into a crowd of people visiting a nearby vegetable market and detonated his explosive vest near the restaurant entrance, igniting a fireball that left the dead and wounded scattered in the st

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Patikul, Sulu shootout

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Patikul, Sulu shootout

Five soldiers were killed and five others were injured in a shootout with the ISIL-linked group, Abu Sayyaf, in Patikul, Sulu. Three terrorists were killed and 15 others were injured.[1] This attack happened a week after a bombing that killed 20 people in a cathedral in the neighboring city of Jolo.[2] References "Philippine army in deadly battle with Abu Sayyaf after Jolo blast". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-02-02. "Eight killed in 'fierce firefight' in Philippines' south". South China Morning Post. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-02-02.

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2019 Pulwama attack

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2019 Pulwama attack

On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)[a] personnel and the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. The attacker was Adil Ahmad Dar, a local from Pulwama district, and a member of Jaish-e-Mohammed.[2][3][4] India has blamed Pakistan for the attack. Pakistan condemned the attack and denied any connection to it.[5] Background Kashmir is a disputed territory, claimed both by India and Pakistan with both countries administering part of the territory.[6] Pakistan has sought to gain control of Indian-administered Kashmir.[7][8] An insurgency began to proliferate in Indian-administered Kashmir in the late 1980s. Pakistan provided the insurgency with material support.

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2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings

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2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings

On the morning of January 27, 2019, two bombs exploded at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, in the Philippines. Twenty people were killed and 102 others injured.[3] The bombings took place a week after the autonomy plebiscite held on January 21 for the creation of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. It is believed that the attacks were carried out by the Abu Sayyaf, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte responded by issuing an "all-out war" directive against the Abu Sayyaf. The bombings were widely condemned by neighboring and distant countries, local and foreign organizations all issuing condemnations and condolences to the victims of the cathedral attack. Background The bombings took place a week after the first part of an autonomous plebiscite held on January 21 for the creation of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR). This region will include all of Sulu Province, including the capital city of Jolo. Jolo is known to be a strongho

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2019 Mogadishu bombing

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2019 Mogadishu bombing

2019 Mogadishu bombing may refer to: 4 February 2019 Mogadishu bombing 28 February 2019 Mogadishu bombings 22 July 2019 Mogadishu bombing 24 July 2019 Mogadishu bombing December 2019 Mogadishu bombing

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4 February 2019 Mogadishu bombing

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4 February 2019 Mogadishu bombing

On 4 February 2019, at least 11 people were killed and 10 others injured in a car bombing attack at a shopping mall in Mogadishu, Somalia.[1] The car was parked near the mall at the time of the explosion. The attack happened in Hamar Weyne District, which was very busy at the time. Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.[2][3][4] References "Car bomb attack in Somalia's Mogadishu kills at least 11 people". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-02-04. Omar Nor and Aanu Adeoye, for. "Car bomb explodes in Somalia, killing at least 10 people". CNN. Retrieved 2019-02-04. "Deadly car bomb blast in Somalia's capital, say police". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-02-04. "Al-Shabab claims Mogadishu blast despite relentless U.S. air war in Somalia". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2019-02-04.

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2019 Quetta bombing

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2019 Quetta bombing

The 2019 Quetta bombing was a suicide bomb attack on an open marketplace in Quetta, Pakistan on 12 April, killing 21 people.[5][6] The bombing took place near an area where many minority Shiite Muslims live. At least ten Hazara, including nine Shiites,[7] were among the dead. Two paramilitary soldiers were also killed in the bombing. PM Imran Khan expressed condolences for the lives lost, directed the authorities to ensure the best medical treatment for the injured, and ordered an increase in security for Shiites and Hazara people.[8][9] Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and ISIL later accepted responsibility for the attack,[10] stating that "their target were Hazara people."[11] Background Hazaras have been frequently targeted by Taliban and Islamic State militants and other Sunni Muslim militant groups in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. They have been heavily targeted in Afghanistan in attacks claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State.[12][9] 509 Hazara people has been killed in terror related incidents in the last 5 y

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28 February 2019 Mogadishu bombings

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28 February 2019 Mogadishu bombings

On 28 February 2019 at least 30 people were killed and 60 others injured in three car bombing attacks followed by a siege in Mogadishu. The cars exploded near the Maka al-Mukarama hotel. The attack happened in Makka Al-mukarama road which was very busy at the time. Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.[1][2][3] References "Somali forces end day-long siege". 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2019-03-04. "Somali Forces End Deadly Mogadishu Building Siege". VOA. Retrieved 2019-03-04. Omar Nor. "Siege ends after wave of deadly car bombings rocks Somali capital, security sources say". CNN. Retrieved 2019-03-04.

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2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings

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2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings

On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital, Colombo, were targeted in a series of coordinated Islamic terrorist suicide bombings. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala. Two hundred and fifty-nine people were killed,[2][3] including at least 45 foreign nationals[12] and three police officers, and at least 500 were injured.[a] The church bombings were carried out during Easter services in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo; the hotels that were bombed were the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, Kingsbury and Tropical Inn.[b] According to the State Intelligence Service a second wave of attacks was also planned but was stopped as a result of government raids.[22] According to Sri Lankan government officials, all seven of the suicide bombers in the attacks were Sri Lankan citizens associated with National Thowheeth Jama'ath, a local militant Islamist group with suspected foreign ties,

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January 2019 Loralai attack

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January 2019 Loralai attack

2019 Loralai attack took place on 29 January 2019 in Loralai, Balochistan, Pakistan. Nine people (eight policemen and a civilian) were killed while 22 others were injured when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Deputy Inspector General's (DIG) office. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.[1][2][3] The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement protested against the attack and held sit-ins in Balochistan's Quetta and Loralai. However, when the police launched a crackdown against the nonviolent protesters, Arman Loni, one of the leaders of PTM, was killed in Loralai.[4] Another attack occurred in Loralai on 16 February 2019. References "Nine persons killed, 22 others injured in attack on DIG office in Balochistan's Loralai". Samaa.tv. Retrieved 2019-01-29. "Nine martyred in gun-and-suicide attack on DIG office in Loralai". tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2019-01-29. "Loralai attack death toll mounts to 9". The News. Anwar, Madeeha (February 7, 2019). "Alleged Killing by Police Angers P

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2019 Lahore bombing

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2019 Lahore bombing

The 2019 Lahore bombing was a suicide bomb attack that occurred on the morning of 8 May 2019 outside Data Darbar in Lahore, Pakistan. It killed at least 13 people[1] (including five policemen)[2] and injured at least 24 others.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] CCTV footage of the blast showed the bomber targeted an Elite Police mobile parked outside the shrine.[11] Hizbul Ahrar - a splinter group of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan - claimed responsibility for the attack. On 9 May 2019, security forces arrested four suspects during a raid in Lahore's Garhi Shahu area.[12] On 10 May 2019, the provincial government formed a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the incident.[13] See also July 2010 Lahore bombings List of terrorist incidents in May 2019 Terrorist incidents in Lahore since 2000 References "Data Darbar blast death toll rises to 13". Samaa. May 10, 2019. "5 policemen martyred in explosion targeting Elite Force vehicle near Lahore's Data Darbar". Dawn. May 8, 2019. "Lahore at

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2019 Kabul mosque bombing

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2019 Kabul mosque bombing

The 2019 Kabul mosque bombing occurred around 01:20pm (08:50 GMT) on 24 May 2019 when worshippers and the imam were inside the mosque for Friday prayer. The explosives were placed in the mosque's microphone which was used by the imam. At least three people were killed, including the imam, Samiullah Rayhan, and nearly 20 people were injured. So far, no group or individual has claimed to be responsible for the attack. [1][2][3][4][5] Incident A bombing attack happened in Al-Taqwa mosque in Kabul, around 01:20pm (08:50 GMT), and killed or injured dozens of worshippers who came for Friday prayer.[1][2][3] Two people, including a scholar, Samiullah Rayhan, were killed and at least 16 wounded after a bomb explosion.[5] Although the Taliban regularly stages attacks in the area[5][1][2], Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said, the Taliban is responsible for the attack.[3] A spokesman for the Taliban’s group denied Rahimi's claim.[3] After Taliban’s new leader appointment, Mawlaw

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2019 Lyon bombing

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2019 Lyon bombing

The 2019 Lyon bombing took place on 24 May 2019 in Lyon, France. The bomb exploded near a bakery on a busy street and the blast wounded 13 people. Eleven victims were sent to hospitals.[1] The youngest victim was an eight-year-old girl who suffered light injuries.[2][3][4] Police authorities closed the nearby Victor Hugo and Bellecour metro stations.[3] Investigation Authorities opened an inquiry to investigate the incident as a terrorist attack.[1] According to experts, the explosive used for the bomb was of a type which has been used in jihadist attacks in France such as the November 2015 Paris attacks.[5] Suspect A suspect was arrested three days later at a bus stop in Lyon and he admitted to investigators that he carried out the bombing. On 20 May 2019, The New York Times reported that the suspect, named Mohamed M., told investigators he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. According to interior minister Christophe Castaner, the suspect was previously unknown to security services.[6] He was ch

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2019 Indanan bombings

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2019 Indanan bombings

The 2019 Indanan bombings occurred on 28 June 2019, when two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in two areas of a military camp in Indanan, Sulu, Philippines killing three soldiers and three civilians. The Philippine military confirmed it was two suicide bombers that caused the attack.[1][2] They also believed that the attack was conducted in a similar manner to an attack on a cathedral in Jolo in January 2019. The military also blames the Abu Sayyaf for the earlier attack.[3] Bombings The attacks took place at a tactical command post of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the Philippine Army in Barangay Kajatian. The first bomber detonated their improvised explosive device while being inspected at the military facility's gate[3] while a second bomber described as an individual with a short stature wearing black and a bonnet ran into the camp shortly after the first attack. Soldiers fired shots at the second bomber who dropped to the ground causing the bomb he was wearing to detonated. The bomber was bel

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2019 Tripoli shooting

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2019 Tripoli shooting

On 3 June 2019, a gunman killed four security members—two police officers and two soldiers—in Tripoli, Lebanon. The attacker was a recent member of the militant group Islamic State (ISIS), but no group has yet accepted responsibility for the attack. The attack took place when security forces were dispatched to the city's streets to ensure citizen safety at the end of the Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr holidays. The attacker was identified by the authorities and the Lebanese army as Abdel Rahman Mabsout; he was a former ISIS member who had participated in the Syrian Civil War against the Syrian government. He was detained and tried for fighting for ISIS when he returned from Syria in 2016 but was released after a year in jail in late 2017.[1] Background Tripoli, Lebanon, has suffered many attacks during the eight years of civil war in Syria between members of rival groups fighting against President Bashar Assad. Many of the fighters have lived in Tripoli, as have many extremists who fought against the Lebanese army

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2019 Ghazni bombing

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2019 Ghazni bombing

A suicide car bombing occurred in Ghazni, Afghanistan on 7 July 2019. It killed 14 people and injured another 180.[1] The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.[2] See also July 2019 Kabul attack (disambiguation) References Afghan car bomb kills 14 "Afghanistan: Several killed in Taliban car bomb attack in Ghazni". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.

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Asasey Hotel attack

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Asasey Hotel attack

On 12 July 2019, four al-Shabaab gunmen attacked the Asasey Hotel in Kismayo, Jubaland, Somalia, after the other attacker breached the gate with a car bomb. Incident The attack began on the night of 12 July 2019 when a suicide car bomb destroyed the entrance gate at the Asasey Hotel, allowing at least four gunmen to enter the building. The siege continued for fourteen hours.[2] At first four al-Shabab assailants attacked the hotel who were all shot dead by responding police and military.[3] Victims A prominent Somali Canadian social media activist, Hodan Nalayeh, and her husband were killed after deciding to take a vacation in Somalia, as was a Somali Broadcasting Corporation photographer, Mohamed Salal Omar, who was there photographing carpets, and tried to capture his killers on camera; Mohamed Ga'anadhere, a journalist for SBC TV; Presidential candidate for upcoming Jubaland elections Mohamed Ismaael; Abdifatah Mohamed from Somalia office of the United Nations International Organization for Migration;

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24 July 2019 Mogadishu bombing

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24 July 2019 Mogadishu bombing

On 24 July 2019, a female suicide bomber blew herself up inside the office of the Mayor of Mogadishu, Abdirahman Omar Osman during a security meeting.[1] Islamist group al-Shabaab says it carried out the bombing.[1] Seven people were killed, including Osman.[2] See also 22 July 2019 Mogadishu bombing References Suicide bomber kills six in attack on Mogadishu mayor's office Abdirahman Omar Osman dies after bombing

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2019 Nganzai funeral attack

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2019 Nganzai funeral attack

On 27 July 2019 a squad of Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on a group of people walking from a funeral in Nganzai District of Borno State, Nigeria. At least 65 people perished in the attack and 10 injured people were hospitalized in the shootings.[2] The attack occurred as part of the broader Boko Haram insurgency.[3] Attack Around 10:30 GMT several Boko Haram extremists riding in motorbikes and vans[1] opened fire on a large group of people returning to the village of Badu Kuluwu from a funeral in Goni Abachari. Angry mourners retaliated against the assault by attempting to chase after the terrorists, but were fired upon by the attacking convoy as it fled. In the aftermath of the attack 65 people were dead: 23 people were killed when terrorist initially opened fire on the group but another 42 perished being shot at while attempting to chase the gunmen. [4] Response Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari directed Nigeria's air and army forces to scour the area for the attackers after the attack.[4] Nganzai

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Nganzai funeral attack

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Nganzai funeral attack

On 27 July 2019 a squad of Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on a group of people walking from a funeral in Nganzai District of Borno State, Nigeria. At least 65 people were killed in the attack and 10 injured people were hospitalized.[2] The attack occurred as part of the Boko Haram insurgency.[3] Attack Around 10:30 GMT several Boko Haram extremists riding in motorbikes and vans[1] opened fire on a large group of people returning to the village of Badu Kuluwu from a funeral in Goni Abachari. Angry mourners retaliated against the assault by attempting to chase after the terrorists, but were fired upon by the attacking convoy as it fled. In the aftermath of the attack 65 people were dead: 23 people were killed when the terrorists initially opened fire on the group and another 42 perished from gunfire while attempting to chase the gunmen.[4] Response Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari directed Nigeria's air and army forces to scour the area for the attackers after the attack.[4] Nganzai local government ch

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2019 Farah bombing

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2019 Farah bombing

On 31 July 2019, a roadside bomb killed 34 civilians and injured another 17 who were on a bus in Farah Province, Afghanistan.[1] President Ashraf Ghani's spokesman said that the perpetrators were the Taliban.[1] References Afghanistan bus hits roadside bomb

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17 August 2019 Kabul bombing

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17 August 2019 Kabul bombing

On 17 August 2019, a suicide bombing took place during a wedding in a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 92 people were killed in the attack and over 140 injured.[1][2][3][4][5] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the bombing, stating that the attack targeted the Shi'ites.[6] More than 1,000 people were gathered for the wedding when the attack took place.[7][6] The attack occurred a day before the 100th Afghan Independence Day, causing the government to postpone the planned celebrations taking place at the Darul Aman Palace.[8] It was the deadliest attack in Kabul since January 2018.[9] Attack The suicide bombing occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m. Afghanistan Time (UTC+04:30) in western Kabul, in an area heavily populated by the Shia Hazara minority, inside the "Dubai City" wedding hall.[10][11] The suicide bomber detonated the explosives in the men's section[12] of the wedding hall, near the stage where musicians were playing,[13] at a time when hundreds were ins

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July 2019 Farah bombing

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July 2019 Farah bombing

On 31 July 2019, a roadside bomb killed 34 civilians and injured another 17 who were on a bus in Farah Province, Afghanistan.[1] President Ashraf Ghani's spokesman said that the perpetrators were the Taliban.[1] References Afghanistan bus hits roadside bomb

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2019 Karbala bombing

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2019 Karbala bombing

On 20 September 2019, a bomb exploded on a minibus near Karbala, Iraq, killing 12 civilians and injuring at least five others. The bombing marked one of the worst attacks against civilians since the end of the Civil War.[2] Attack An unidentified man boarded a minibus in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, disembarking a little later after having left a bag behind. It exploded shortly afterwards, killing 12 and wounding five others. The suspect was later arrested and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility.[3] References "Iraq: Minibus explosion outside Karbala kills 12". India Today. Retrieved 21 September 2019. "Minibus Bombing Outside Iraq's Karbala Kills 12, Injures 5". Voice of America. Retrieved 2019-09-22. "ISIL claims bus bombing in Iraq's Karbala that killed 12". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019-09-22.

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2019 Qalat bombing

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2019 Qalat bombing

On 19 September 2019, a suicide car bombing occurred outside a hospital in Qalati Ghilji, Zabul Province, Afghanistan. At least 20 people were estimated to be killed and over 90 others injured.[1] By 20 September the death toll had risen to 39,[2] with most of the victims being doctors and patients.[3] More than 140 people were also injured in the attack, although the true number is believed to be higher. The Taliban later claimed that they meant to bomb the National Directorate of Security, a governmental intelligence building next door to the hospital, but were unable to park there so they ended up parking in front of the hospital instead.[2] Governor Rahmatullah Yarmal later said that the hospital had been destroyed. The hospital was the main health facility in Zabul Province before the bombing.[3] References Suicide attack on hospital in Afghanistan kills at least 20 "Afghanistan hospital attack death toll soars to 39". Al Jazeera. 20 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019. "Afghanistan war

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Maidan Shar attack

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Maidan Shar attack

On 21 January 2019, in central Afghanistan, the Taliban attacked a military compound in Maidan Shar, killing officers of the Afghan National Directorate of Security.[1][2] The Taliban attacked while engaging in the process of negotiating a truce with the United States.[3] The attack began when an explosives-laden car rammed through a military checkpoint and onto the grounds of the compound, where the vehicle detonated. After the explosion, two gunmen entered the base and opened fire on Afghan soldiers, before the two were shot down.[4] A senior official in the Afghan defense ministry said that 126 people were killed in the explosion.[1] The Taliban claimed responsibility and stated that over 190 people were killed in the attack.[1] The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) reported that 36 military personnel were killed in the attack.[5] Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said that the 'Afghan intelligence agency personnel were target of the attack'.[2][6] Attack The attackers r

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1 July 2019 Kabul attack

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1 July 2019 Kabul attack

On 1 July 2019, a combined gun and bomb attack took place in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan. The attackers initially detonated a bomb-laden truck, after which five gunmen entered a nearby building under construction and fired on Afghan security personnel evacuating people onto the street. At least forty five were killed,[1] including the five attackers.[2] The spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, Wahidullah Mayar, said that 116 civilians, including 26 children and 5 women, were wounded.[1][2][3] The Taliban claimed the responsibility for the bomb attack in Kabul and said although civilians were not the Taliban target, some were injured.[1][2][3] Background The attack occurred during the ongoing Taliban–United States peace talks in Doha, Qatar.[4] In the days before the attack, the militant group carried out multiple deadly attacks on security forces all across the country.[5] According to The New York Times, the violence in Afghanistan has increased during the 18th y

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Sainthamaruthu shootout

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Sainthamaruthu shootout

On 26 April 2019, Sri Lankan security forces and National Thowheeth Jama'ath militants linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant clashed when the security forces raided a house in the town of Sainthamaruthu in Ampara District at around 7:30 pm. The house had been used by the militants to manufacture explosives and suicide vests. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing nine of their family members, including six children, while four other suspects where shot dead by the soldiers.[5][6][4] A civilian was killed and two others were injured during the crossfire.[3] Background Following the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, the Sri Lankan government initiated an operation to locate suspected ISIL-loyal National Thowheeth Jama'ath terrorists. Special Task Force received a tip from a traffic police officer about a house in Sainthamaruthu with a group of suspicious people. The Special Task Force went onto raid the house under suspicion.[7] The ISIL-aligned Amaq News Agency later claimed that the Na

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7 August 2019 Kabul bombing

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7 August 2019 Kabul bombing

A suicide car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint outside a police station in the Afghanistan capital, Kabul, on 7 August 2019.[1] The explosion occurred in the early morning, in a predominantly Shia neighbourhood in western Kabul.[2] At least 14 people were killed and 145 injured, mostly civilians.[3] The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, citing that one of their suicide bombers attacked "a recruitment centre".[1] The attack occurred as ongoing negotiations between the Taliban and the United States were being conducted.[2] Background Following the September 11 attacks, the United States requested that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.[4] After the Taliban refused, the US and other nations invaded Afghanistan.[5][6] The Taliban still has control over 59 districts.[7] Over the years, the US has negotiated with the Taliban to end the war, with a likely solution that involves the withdrawal of US troops before the 2020 US presidential election b

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17 September 2019 Afghanistan bombings

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17 September 2019 Afghanistan bombings

On 17 September 2019, two suicide bombings killed over 48 people in Charikar and Kabul, Afghanistan. The first attack occurred at a rally for president Ashraf Ghani which killed over 26 and wounded over 42.[1] Ghani was unharmed in the incident.[2] The second bombing occurred in Kabul near the US embassy. In this incident 22 were killed and another 38 were injured in the explosion.[3] Children and women are among the dead and wounded in both attacks, also multiple soldiers were killed.[4] The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks, and said they will commit more attacks to discourage people from voting in the upcoming presidential elections.[5][6] Attacks Charikar The attack took place in Charikar, at a police training ground. At the time, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani was holding a political rally at the site, attended by thousands of people. A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle drove into a crowd near a security checkpoint and detonated his explosives. 26 people and the bomber were killed, and 42

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2019 Camp Shorabak attack

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2019 Camp Shorabak attack

On the morning of 1 March 2019, Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Camp Shorabak in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. They killed 23 Afghan soldiers and injured another 15.[1][2][3][4] Twenty insurgents were killed.[1] References At least 23 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack Snow, Shawn (2019-03-03). "Taliban fighters try to storm base in Helmand province housing US Marines and Afghan forces". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 2019-10-14. Jones, Christopher. "Taliban Fighters Attacked an Afghan Army Base Manned by Some U.S. Military Personnel Today". Pacific Standard. Retrieved 2019-10-14. Shah, Taimoor; Faizi, Fatima; Zucchino, David (2019-03-01). "Taliban Target Key Afghan Base on Eve of Peace Talks". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-14.

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25 July 2019 Kabul bombings

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25 July 2019 Kabul bombings

Three bombings occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 25 July 2019, killing at least 15 people.[1] A magnetic bomb on a minibus, killing eight people and minutes later a suicide bomber killed seven people.[1] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for both attacks.[1] Later that day, a car bomb exploded; the Taliban claimed responsibility for it.[1] References Three blasts rock Kabul

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2019 Kulgam massacre

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2019 Kulgam massacre

The 2019 Kulgam massacre refers to the killing of seven Bengali Muslim labourers in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, India by foreign-based terrorists.[1][2] The attack was carried out by members of Hizbul Mujahideen, after being planned by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Ajaz Malik.[3] Background Attack The 2019 Kulgam massacre occurred when terrorists entered a home housing Bengali Muslim labourers in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[4] These men came to Kulgam to work in the apple orchards there.[4] The terrorists, who are suspected of being Kashmiri separatists, lined up the men and killed seven of them.[2] One of them named Baharaduddin, survived after being left for dead.[2][4] Victims Sheikh Rafiq (murdered)[2] Naimuddin Alam (murdered)[2] Qamaruddin Sheikh (murdered)[2] Mursalim Sheikh (murdered)[2] Rafiqul Alam (murdered)[2] Baharaduddin (injured)[2] Consequences The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, identified 130 labourers still working in Jammu and K

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Timeline of ISIL-related events (2019)

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Timeline of ISIL-related events (2019)

Timeline January 2019 On January 27, two bombs exploded at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, in the Philippines. Twenty people were killed and 102 others injured. The 2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings were done by Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG),[1] with ISIL officially calling the group as the Islamic State – East Asia Province. February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 On October 9, the United States took custody of two high-profile British members of ISIL previously held in Syria by Kurdish-led fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces. US media reports identified the two as El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, The two were members of the 4-member execution squad dubbed "The Beatles" by the Western media. They are part of an extremely violent four-man cell that kidnapped and tortured foreigners, including journalists, at the height of ISIL's power in Syria and Iraq. A third member of the group named Mohammed Em

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Gaza–Israel clashes (November 2019)

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Gaza–Israel clashes (November 2019)

The Gaza–Israel clashes (November 2019) code-named by Israel as Operation Black Belt (Hebrew: מבצע חגורה שחורה‎), took place between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) following the targeted killing of senior PIJ commander Baha Abu al-Ata in Gaza, and the attempted killing of senior PIJ commander Akram al-Ajouri in Damascus, Syria by the IDF. PIJ responded with rocket fire into Israel, including long-range rockets fired towards Tel Aviv, leading to several civilians being wounded.[4][5] In response to the rocket fire, Israel carried out airstrikes and artillery shelling in the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding several militants as well as civilians.[6][7] A ceasefire went into effect after 48 hours of clashes,[2] though it was breached by some Palestinian militants.[8] Background Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Baha Abu al-Ata Palestinian Islamic Jihad is the second-largest militant group in Gaza after Hamas – the ruling military and political party. PIJ had financial problems

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2019 Medan suicide bombing

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2019 Medan suicide bombing

A suicide bombing was conducted in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on 13 November 2019, targeting the city's metropolitan police (Polrestabes) headquarters. No person other than the attacker was killed in the attack, though six others were injured. The single attacker was affiliated with the Jamaah Ansharut Daulah. Bombing The attack on the Medan Police's headquarters occurred on 13 November 2019, at around 8:40 AM,[1][2] shortly after the conclusion of a routine morning roll call by the police officers. The explosion occurred within the grounds of the headquarters but outside the building itself.[3] According to reports, the attacker had blended in with a group queueing to obtain cerficates of good conduct before detonating the bomb in the parking lot.[1][4] Other eyewitness accounts reported the attacker wearing a jacket and backpack, and that he had attempted to rush through police examination at the building's entrance.[2] The attacker was initially believed to be a lone wolf, and the explosion injured

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November 2019 Syria bombings

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November 2019 Syria bombings

In November 2019 several car bombings occurred in northern Syria. The bombings mostly happened in Tell Abyad and one in Al-Bab. Five were blamed on the PKK and one was claimed by ISIL. Background The 2019 Turkish offensive into north-eastern Syria began in October 2019, supporting the Syrian opposition. Bombings On 2 November 2019, a car bombing in a busy street of Tell Abyad killed 13 and injured dozens more. The bombing occurred in the middle of a marketplace in the district center of Tell Abyad near the border with Turkey. The bombing killed and injured mostly civilians. Turkey said that the YPG and PKK conducted the bombings.[1][2][3][4][5][6] On 10 November 2019, a car bombing occurred near Tell Abyad, killing 8 people and wounded numerous others. Turkey once again stated that YPG and PKK were behind the attack. The attack happened outside of a bakery, targeting fighters but the blast killed only civilians.[7][8] On 11 November 2019, a triple car bombing occurred in Qamishli, killing 6 people and w

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2019 London Bridge stabbing

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2019 London Bridge stabbing

On 29 November 2019, five people were stabbed, two fatally, in Central London. The attacker, Usman Khan, had been released from prison in 2018 on licence after serving a sentence for terrorist offences. Khan was attending an offender rehabilitation conference in Fishmongers' Hall when he threatened to detonate what turned out to be a fake suicide vest and started attacking people with two knives taped to his wrists, killing two of the conference participants by stabbing them in the chest.[1] Several people fought back, some attacking Khan with a fire extinguisher and a narwhal tusk as he fled the building and emerged on to London Bridge, where he was partially disarmed by a plain-clothes police officer. He was restrained by members of the public until additional police officers arrived, pulled away those restraining him, and shot him dead. Background A conference on offender rehabilitation was held on 29 November 2019 in Fishmongers' Hall, at the northern end of London Bridge, in the City of London, to cel

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22 July 2019 Mogadishu bombing

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22 July 2019 Mogadishu bombing

On 22 July 2019, at least 18 people were killed after a car bomb exploded on the road of Aden Adde International Airport and near the Afrin Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.[1] Dozens others were injured, 17 critically. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.[2][3] Attack On 22 July 2019, a vehicle laden with explosives detonated at a checkpoint on the same road as the city's airport killing 17 and injuring 28 others including some who were in critical condition.[4] Witnessed stated that the explosion knocked them off their feet and damaged many buildings. Reaction This attack and the attack two days later that killed the Mayor of Mogadishu and six others shocked and were strongly condemned by many countries.[5] References "UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy". UN News. 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2019-11-07. "Somalia: More than a dozen killed in Mogadishu car bomb explosion". The Defense Post. 2019-07-22. Retrieved 2019-11-07. "Somalia Car Bombing Kill

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December 2019 Mogadishu bombing

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December 2019 Mogadishu bombing

On 28 December 2019, a suicide truck bomber killed at least 85 people at the Ex-Control Afgoye police checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia. More than 140 others were wounded and, as of 31 December, 12 people remained missing.[1] Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on 30 December.[2][3] The attack was the deadliest in Somalia since the 14 October 2017 Mogadishu bombings, which killed 587 people. Attack The attack occurred at a busy intersection on the western outskirts of Mogadishu, at a police checkpoint during local rush hour. The major intersection connects Mogadishu with the rest of southern and southwestern Somalia.[4] The Ex-Control Afgoye checkpoint is located near a tax office, and is used by vehicles entering Mogadishu from nearby Afgooye town.[5] The truck bomb explosion caused massive damage to the surrounding area, and left many of the dead burned beyond recognition. At least 15 of those killed were university students returning to class at Benadir University, whose minibus was demolish

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2019 Borno bombings

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2019 Borno bombings

On 17 June 2019, three suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga village in Borno State, Nigeria, killing 30 people and wounding over 40.[1][2] The blast targeted football fans watching a game in the hall.[3] One of the suicide bombers was blocked from entering the hall by the owner then there was a heated argument during which the bomber detonated his explosives. This was is the most deadly mass murder in 2019 by suicide bombers in Nigeria.[4] A group returning from a funeral in Nganzai, Borno State, was attacked by a suspected Islamist group on 27 July 2019. At least 65 people were killed. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Boko Haram group often carries out such attacks in the region.[5] Responsibility There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram. One of the group's bases is close by in Maiduguri.[6] References "Suicide blast kills football fans in Nigeria". 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2019-06-17. Buk

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Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting

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Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting

On the morning of December 6, 2019, a terrorist attack occurred at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida.[3][4][5] The assailant killed three people and injured eight others.[6][7][8] The shooter was killed by Escambia County sheriff deputies after they arrived at the scene.[9] He was identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, an aviation student from Saudi Arabia.[10][11] The FBI investigated the case as a presumed terrorism incident, while searching for the motive behind the attack.[12] On January 13, 2020, the Department of Justice said they have classified the incident as an act of terrorism, motivated by "jihadist ideology."[5][4] On 2 February, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility of the shooting. In an audio recording, Emir of the Yemen-based group, Qasim al-Raymi said that they directed the Saudi military national to carry out the attack at the Naval Air Station Pensacola.[13] Background Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was

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2019 Konduga bombings

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2019 Konduga bombings

On the evening of 16 June 2019, three suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Konduga village in Borno State, Nigeria, killing 30 people and wounding over 40.[1][2] The first bomber targeted football fans who were watching a game on television in the hall.[3] He was blocked from entering the hall by the owner. A heated argument ensued, during which the bomber detonated his explosives. This attack was the most deadly suicide bombing in 2019 in Nigeria.[4] Soon after, the other two - both of whom were female[2] - blew themselves up nearby.[1] Konduga had suffered previous attacks, including a massacre in February 2014 in which over 60 people were killed and a suicide bombing at a mosque in July 2018 in which eight were killed.[3] On 27 July 2019, a group returning from a funeral in Nganzai, Borno State, were the victims of a mass shooting. At least 65 people were killed. There was no claim of responsibility, but Islamist group Boko Haram often carries out massacres, most often in Borno.[5] Responsibili

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