Multiple deaths in Kabul, Afghanistan after militant attack on government compound
25 December 2018 | 11:00 am
Militants have killed at least 28 people in an hours-long assault on a government compound. No group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attack that involved a suicide bombing and a hostage situation.
On July 14, 2016, families in the French Riviera city of Nice had gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks on the seafront when a Tunisian-born jihadist drove a lorry into the crowd, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450. After more than three months of hearings, the trial of those accused of involvement in the attack wrapped up this Monday in Paris.
All eight defendants were found guilty of charges connected to the 2016 truck rampage on Nice's seaside boulevard during Bastille Day celebrations. The driver was shot at the scene, those with ties to him faced trial.
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One priest was burnt alive and another was shot and injured as he tried to escape from a building. The motive behind the attack remains unknown, but it casts a shadow on security a month before scheduled elections.
The women were picking fruit near a town blockaded by the militants for years, causing food shortages. The incident is considered the first mass abduction of women in the country.
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