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Egypt police general killed in Cairo campus blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession Wednesday killing a police general, followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at the scene. Witnesses said the blasts sent up a cloud of smoke and dust near the campus, the site of repeated clashes in the past few months between police and Islamist student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. The third bomb struck close to the main gates, where police investigators and journalists had gathered, causing no casualties.

20 dead as 'Qaeda' attacks Yemen army headquarters

Al-Qaeda attacked a Yemeni army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden on Wednesday, sparking a gun battle that killed 20 people, most of them militants, officials said. The building targeted is located in the supposedly tightly secured coastal district of Tawahi that hosts intelligence and political police headquarters, a naval base and a presidential residence. "We have regained control of the situation," an army official told AFP, adding that the fighting went on for several hours.

'Qaeda attack' on army HQ in south Yemen kills 11

Al-Qaeda attacked an army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden Wednesday, leaving 11 people dead, including three attackers, despite recent government measures to improve security, officials said. The building targeted is located in the supposedly tightly secured coastal district of Tawahi that hosts intelligence and political police headquarters, a naval base and a presidential residence.

Qaeda attack on army HQ in south Yemen kills 6

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants launched a rocket and car bomb attack on an army headquarters in Yemen's main southern city of Aden that left six people dead Wednesday, a security official said. The assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades at the headquarters in the Tawahi district of Aden, before infiltrating the complex, he said. They also blew up a car bomb at the entrance. "Three soldiers and an attacker were killed in an exchange of fire," said the source, adding that two passers-by also died in the assault which he said was believed to be the work of Al-Qaeda.

'Qaeda attack' on army HQ in south Yemen kills 11

Al-Qaeda militants launched a rocket and car bomb assault on an army headquarters in Yemen's southern city of Aden Wednesday in an assault that left 11 dead, including three attackers, officials said. "Six soldiers, three attackers and two passers-by were killed in clashes" that followed, a military official said of the two-pronged attack on the complex in the Tawahi district of the city, updating an earlier toll of six dead.

Four killed in clashes between Yemeni soldiers and Al-Qaeda

ADEN (Reuters) - Two Yemeni soldiers and two al-Qaeda militants were killed on Tuesday during clashes in Yemen's western province of Al-Hadida, ministry of interior said on its website. An official source from the ministry said security forces detained four al-Qaeda militants during the early hours of the day. Fresh clashes then erupted, leading to the fighting in which the soldiers and militants were killed. The remaining al-Qaeda members fled to nearby mountains, leaving behind a car full of weapons, the source added.

Murdered Kenya Muslim cleric an avowed Al-Qaeda sympathiser

Radical Kenyan Muslim cleric Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, better known as Makaburi, predicted his own violent death barely a month before being gunned down on the streets of Mombasa. A firebrand preacher who was outspoken in his admiration for the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan's Taliban and Somalia's Shebab rebels, Makaburi had come to be seen by Kenyan authorities as a key instigator of home-grown Islamist terrorism.

Yemen police, Qaeda clash kills 4

Two Yemeni policemen and two Al-Qaeda suspects were killed in a clash Tuesday when extremists attacked a checkpoint in a bid to free four arrested comrades, the interior ministry said. The clash erupted after the security services detained "four Al-Qaeda militants at a checkpoint in (the western province of) Hudaydah" at dawn, the ministry said in a statement. Two hours later, Al-Qaeda militants in two cars, one of them booby-trapped, launched an attack on the checkpoint, it said.

Attempted jail break at Nigeria secret police HQ

Nigeria's secret police said on Sunday there had been an escape attempt by detainees at their headquarters, with unconfirmed reports that Boko Haram militants were involved. "There was an attempted jail break by our inmates when the suspect handler went to feed them," Department of State Services (DSS) spokeswoman Marilyn Ogar told AFP. Ogar did not provide details on the number of inmates involved nor disclose why they were being held but said an official statement would be issued later.

Suicide bombing in Lebanon kills soldier

A suicide car bomber exploded his vehicle at an army checkpoint in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing at least one soldier, a security official said. "A suicide bomber detonated his car in front of a Lebanese army checkpoint at Aqabet al-Jurd in the Arsal area," the official told AFP. "First indications are that one soldier was killed and more were wounded." The Arsal region has seen a spillover of the conflict across the border as Syrian regime forces backed by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah press their campaign against rebels.
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