The group’s assault on the all-female high school took place on Monday night. A security source disclosed that members of the extremist Islamist group killed a soldier guarding the school and inflicted injuries on several villagers before abducting the students.
The mass abduction lasted between 9PM -3 AM as sect members made several trips picking and choosing their victims out of the 250 students enrolled in the school.
Residents of the area also told Sahara reporters that the militants razed 100 homes because some of the residents initially resisted the militants.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction” and a temporary problem.
Police confirmed that at least 71 people were killed and 124 injured in the early morning blast. But some local media suggested the death toll could be almost 90.
Nigerians tweeted photographs of people who were killed in Monday’s blast under the hashtag #NotJustNumbers.
Six car bombs have rocked mainly Shiite areas of Baghdad, killing at least seven people and wounding 30, security and medical officials say.
The bomb blasts occurred about 10am on Wednesday in five neighbourhoods of Baghdad, as the country marked the 11th anniversary of the fall of the Iraqi capital during the US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
They came a day after Iraq's security forces said they killed 25 militants near Baghdad, amid worries that insurgents are encroaching on the city ahead of April 30 elections.
On Wednesday, three people were killed and eight wounded in the explosion of a car parked in the northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiya, a health ministry official said.
Gunmen believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect on Thursday and Friday staged several attacks on Borno towns and villages, killing of at least 19 persons, including eight teachers, eyewitnesses and security operatives said.
Since the ill-fated Giwa Barracks attacks that led to the deaths of at least 500 persons in Maiduguri, the Boko Haram gunmen seem to be living out the threats by their leader, Abubakar Shekau, days after by killing more people and inflicting pains on hapless communities.
“This is the reality of Islam, it is a pagan and utterly depraved and sadistic religion. It takes the soul of a man and purges any remnants of human affection from his very being. Look to your own soul, and understand your own obligation to help the Christians,” Shoebat said.
Al-Adlubi reported witnessing Armenians who were waiting their turn to be slaughtered.
An “Egyptian butcher … grabbed the neck of one elderly Armenian Christian,” Al-Adlubi said.
He said the executioner then said, “You’re an aged man and your neck is soft and I don’t have to sharpen my knife for you.”
The report blames the “gruesome systematic human extermination centers” of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, a radical Islamic organization in Syria and the Middle East.
David Cameron is facing embarrassment over the close links between a Government adviser on religion and an Islamist group placed under urgent investigation.
The Prime Minister last week ordered the security services to look into the Muslim Brotherhood amid fears its leaders, exiled from Egypt, are plotting terrorist attacks from London.
He said the inquiry would establish ‘the complete picture’ of the Brotherhood including its possible involvement with ‘violent extremism’ and its ‘presence here in the UK’.
But the investigation is likely to lead to red faces in Whitehall, as a scion of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founding family is a senior ministerial adviser.
Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7.
But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light.
The Swiss citizen was for several years banned from the US for ‘providing material support to a terrorist organisation’ and only let in after a long legal battle in which he argued that no link with terrorism existed.
More than 80 people, including 41 soldiers, killed across the country, just weeks before first national poll since 2010.
The bloodshed on Tuesday comes just weeks before Iraq is due to hold its first national vote since 2010, though the poll was thrown into disarray earlier when the entire electoral commission resigned over political interference.
In the deadliest attack, 22 soldiers were killed and 15 others injured in al-Nibaee village, near Taji city, north of Baghdad.
In Buhriz, Diyala province, 33 people, including women, were executed by a sectarian militia on Tuesday, according to witnesses who spoke to Al Jazeera.
Retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney — the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with 17 oak-leaf clusters, Distinguished Service Medal and other honors — is suggesting searchers looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 take a look at possible landing spots in Taliban-controlled Pakistan.In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, McInerney said his recommendation was based on information from sources he was unwilling to disclose on television as well as the analysis of an intelligence service called LIGNET.
A series of attacks in Iraq on Friday, including several suicide bombings, left at least 45 people dead, many of whom were members of security forces. Scores more were wounded, Iraqi officials said.
In the first of the attacks, a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden truck into a police brigade headquarters in the village of Injan, about 75 miles north of Baghdad, police officials said.
The explosion set off a firefight between other attackers and policemen. After it was over 12 people were dead, the officials said. Earlier, officials had said nine police officers were dead.
Hours later, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt among mourners attending a funeral for Nasir al-Alawani, a leader in the anti-Al-Qaeda Sunni militia known also as Sahwa, who was killed a day earlier.
Some 10 mourners were killed and 27 were wounded in the attack in the city of Ramadi, 70 miles west of the Iraqi capital.
Four Taliban gunmen smuggled tiny pistols into a Kabul hotel filled with foreign observers and Afghan officials and killed at least nine diners, fueling fears of widespread bloodshed ahead of next month's presidential election.
Thursday night's attack on the luxurious Serena Hotel, which came a week after a Swedish journalist was gunned down in central Kabul, is certain to further reduce the international role in monitoring the April 5 election to pick President Hamid Karzai's successor.
Evil Shuhel Mahboob Ali told undercover FBI agent posing as a fellow deviant that he'd have sex with newborn baby.
Ali arrived at Sanford, Florida, last April to meet the undercover agent with bondage tape, two face masks, condoms, cameras and a laptop containing child porn hidden in his luggage. He was arrested near Titusville by Department of Homeland Security agents and sheriff’s deputies.
A bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in the Pakistani capital Islamabad Wednesday, killing at least 22 people in the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban.
The bombing -- the deadliest in Islamabad since a huge truck bomb at the Marriott Hotel in 2008 -- left a 1.5-metre (five-foot) diameter crater and littered the site with body parts and guava fruit drenched in blood, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
The blast struck at around 8:00 am (0300 GMT) at the wholesale market near the capital's twin city Rawalpindi, as hundreds of grocers and sellers gathered to trade.
A bomb disposal official told AFP on condition of anonymity that the device was hidden in a fruit box and was packed with nuts and bolts to cause maximum carnage.
Javaid Qazi, the vice-chancellor of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital, said 22 people had been killed and 96 wounded.
A roadside bomb killed at least 15 people traveling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road Monday after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
The blast came after a relatively calm weekend in which no major attacks were reported as Afghans voted for a new president and provincial councils.
The Taliban had threatened violence to disrupt Saturday's vote, and staged a series of high-profile assaults in the preceding weeks. But security forces tightened their grip and only sporadic attacks took place.
The two SUVs carrying the civilians hit the hidden explosives on a side road that was being used because authorities blocked the main road following a suicide bombing targeting a NATO convoy in Kandahar province, the local government spokesman said.
We hereby give fatwa permitting the Syrian woman who desires to be married to a Muslim man, via a ‘right hand possession’ contract—whereby he becomes her master and she becomes his slave—that all this contract needs is for the woman be clean of her menstruation period, and that this contract be registered with the sheikhs or other authorities, either in a Sharia or civil court.
Afterwards, once the woman says, ‘I give you possession over myself,’ via contract of ‘right hand possession,’ this woman becomes his loyal servant, and he her lord; she becomes a slave and concubine to him, and he must support her according to a previously agreed upon monetary fee … thus they become governed by the rulings of “right hand possession,” and there is no problem with this, Allah willing.
For the second time in two days, suspected Boko Haram sect has attacked different mosques in Yobe state killing 17 people.
Violence erupted again in Yobe state, as gunmen suspected of BokoHaram sect attacked a mosque in Buni/Gari town with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol-bombs in 15 Hilux vehicles and motorcycles, and killed 17 people with the torching of several houses in the early hours of Saturday.
Buni/Gari is 60 kilometres south of Damaturu, the state capital; and six kolimetres south of the Federal Government College, Buni/Yadi, where about 29 students were slain last month.
The gunmen, according to an eyewitness and resident of Buni/Gari, Ibrahim Isa, came through Biu road chanting God is great in Arabic, before shooting sporadically at the people in the mosque at dawn prayers.
On Friday, March 28, in Ain Shams, a suburb of Cairo, rioting Muslim Brotherhood supporters attacked the Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, including by opening fire on it and setting parked cars aflame. Four people died.
Once they saw that she was a Christian [because of the cross hanging on her rear view mirror], they jumped on top of the car, to the point that the vehicle was no longer visible. The roof of the car collapsed in. When they realized that she was starting to die, they pulled her out of the car and started pounding on her and pulling her hair—to the point that portions of her hair and scalp came off. They kept beating her, kicking her, stabbing her with any object or weapon they could find…. Throughout [her ordeal] she tried to protect her face, giving her back to the attackers, till one of them came and stabbed her right in the back, near the heart, finishing her off. Then another came and grabbed her by the hair, shaking her head, and with the other hand slit her throat. Another pulled her pants off, to the point that she was totally naked.
The "official" story of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now a blatant cover-up. After an endless stream of wild incompetence from the Malaysian military and government concerning the radar signature of the missing flight, we are now told by the Malaysian government that the flight "went down over the southern Indian Ocean" and that all lives are lost.
Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, a father-of-three, was said to be a 'fanatical' supporter of the country's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim - jailed for homosexuality just hours before the jet disappeared.
It has also been revealed that the pilot's wife and three children moved out of the family home the day before the plane went missing.
It comes as FBI investigators say the disappearance of MH370 may have been ‘an act of piracy’ and that the possibility that its hundreds of passengers are being held at an unknown location has not been ruled out.
The harvest of deaths has continued in parts of Nigeria: 75 innocent Nigerians have been murdered in Benue, Borno and Plateau states at the weekend.
In Gbajimba town, the headquarters of Guma local government area of Benue State, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen killed no fewer than 36 people.
Churches and schools were burnt, just as shops and some government properties including the secretariat situated in the centre of the town were torched. The place is now totally deserted.
Hospital and local government officials in Bama local government area of Borno State yesterday said the death toll from the Thursday bomb blast in Ngurosoye village market had risen to 32, as more victims died in hospital.
A hospital source in Bama town where most of the injured traders that survived the blast were taken for treatment said aside the 29 people that got killed in the blast, another three seriously injured died within Friday and Saturday while receiving medication for their injuries.
A suicide bomber in Somalia has rammed a car packed full of explosives into a hotel in a southern town, killing several people, days after it was recaptured from al-Shabab fighters, in an attacked claimed by the armed group.
The blast in Buuloburde late on Monday is the latest in a string of attacks launched in apparent retaliation to a new offensive by African Union (AU) troops seeking to capture bases from al-Shabab.
"A suicide bomber drove his car packed with explosives into the hotel, and there was a big explosion, and then gunfire afterwards," said resident Moalim Mohamed Adan, saying eight people were reportedly killed by the gunmen.