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  • IRAQ: US embassy in Baghdad targeted by rockets after announcement of troop withdrawal. It has not yet been identified who or which group fired the rockets, but it is highly suspected of the Iran-backed Shia militias under the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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  • SOMALIA: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant near a police academy in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Six people died. Al Qaeda-allied Islamist group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Somalia as part of its campaign to topple the central government.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

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  • MOZAMBIQUE: Attacks by armed groups, including the killing of civilians in different parts of northern Cabo Delgado province have increased over the last few weeks. Dozens of people have reportedly died.

SOURCE: OHCHR ORG

 

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  • PAKISTAN: The resurgence of religious-cum-sectarian attacks in Pakistan has been taking place exactly as the CPEC has been revived in the country. Baloch militant groups have been carrying out attacks in Gwadar – the heart of the CPEC – and elsewhere in the country in order to show their opposition. The Chinese, with heavy investments in Pakistan, are concerned about the security situation. Militant groups have carried out attacks against Chinese workers and installations in the past.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Violent attacks in Afghanistan have surged by 50 percent over recent months, even as the Kabul government and the Taliban launched unprecedented peace talks in September. Taliban launched devastating attacks on provincial capitals and security installations, with fears the violence may jeopardise negotiations.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA

 

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EUROPE

  • AUSTRIA: ISIS claimed responsibility for deadly shooting rampage in Vienna (see also GGN November), but provided no evidence to back up its claims. ISIS recently asked its followers to carry out attacks in Europe.

SOURCE: THE NATIONAL NEWS

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: At least 25 Afghan security force personnel were killed in an ambush blamed on the Taliban, as spiraling violence imperils ongoing peace talks. Despite opening peace talks with the Afghan government, the hardline group have only increased violence in Afghanistan in a bid to wield leverage in the negotiations. The Taliban have so far not commented on the attack.

SOURCE: ALARABIYA NET

 

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Eurasia

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  • NAGORNO-KARABAKH: Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces accused each other of launching new attacks in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, increasing strains on a two-day ceasefire intended to end heavy fighting over the mountain enclave. Russia, which brokered the ceasefire, appealed for both sides to respect it.

SOURCE: REUTERS

 

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  • MOZAMBIQUE: A growing Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique entered its fourth year this week, with experts saying there is no end in sight. Since the first attack in 2017 by al-Shabab (considered the Mozambique affiliate of Islamic State) in the province of Cabo Delgado, rich in gas resources, militants have taken control of territory in the northern province, including a strategic port. More than 2,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict, with at least 600 attacks across the restive province.

SOURCE: VOA NEWS

 

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  • Pakistan has said the Indian government was “financing and organising secret mercenary terrorist organisations” based outside Pakistan to conduct attacks inside the country to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), recalling the attacks carried out at the Chinese consulate, Karachi and the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

SOURCE: PAKISTAN TODAY

 

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