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UN vehicle hijacked by suspected Somali militants

Nairobi, April 23: A UN vehicle from northern Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex was hijacked by suspected Al Shabaab militants and taken to Somalia early Wednesday, a government official said.

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Pakistan’s interior minister calls government-Taliban meeeting

Islamabad, April 23: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called a joint meeting Wednesday of the government and Taliban committees engaged in attempting to restore peace in the country’s troubled north.

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Hollande vows ‘all measures’ to fight Syrian Jihadists

Paris, April 23: President Francois Hollande Tuesday voiced determination to fight against the rising menace of Syrian Jihadist by taking “all measures” to prevent his nationals from joining conflict in the country and put at risk French security.

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Ukraine on alert after politician killed

Kiev, April 23: Ukraine’s acting president Oleksandr Turchynov has ordered relaunching military operations against pro-Russian militants in the east after two people, one a local politician, were “tortured to death”.

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Hostage kidnapped in Mali probably dead: France

Paris, April 23: A French hostage abducted in western Mali by Al Qaeda linked Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA) two years ago is probably dead, French government said Tuesday.

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Four militants killed, eight captured in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 22: At least four militants were killed and eight others were detained Tuesday as security forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan, the country’s interior ministry said.

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Second Somali MP killed in two days

Mogadishu, April 22: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu Tuesday, the second Somali member of parliament (MP) killed since Monday, media reported.

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International relief agencies condemn violence in South Sudan

Juba, April 22: International relief organisations in South Sudan have condemned the violence against civilians and have vowed to step up aid supplies across the country.

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Gunmen kill two Yemeni army officers

Sanaa, April 22: Suspected Al Qaeda gunmen killed two army officers in the Yemen’s capital Sanaa Tuesday, an interior ministry official said.

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