Monday, March 4, 2013

Suicide car-bomb kills 12 in Yemen

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ADEN, Yemen, March 4 (Xinhua) -- An explosive-laden car went off near a post run by pro-government militiamen in Yemen's southern province of Abyan on Monday evening, killing 12 people and wounding 16 others, a security official told Xinhua.

An al-Qaida suicide attacker slammed his explosives-packed vehicle into a post run by pro-government militiamen in Luader town in Abyan province, leaving at least 12 people killed and more than 16 others injured, the local security official said on condition of anonymity.

"Among the dead so far identified are two leaders of the anti- al-Qaida militiamen. Several people were also seriously injured in the car bombing," the security source said.

"The booby-trapped car approached the post used by the pro- government militiamen and exploded, causing a massive blast in the region," he added.

Local residents, meanwhile, said the blast took place near a military checkpoint manned by the pro-government militiamen and was followed by heavy gunfire.

A tribal chief said that about 12 members of the anti-al-Qaida militiamen were killed and 16 others injured in the bombing.

The car bomb attack was perpetrated by a suicide attacker of the al-Qaida terrorist group, according to local officials.

The al-Qaida militants use improvised explosive devices, roadside bombs and suicide attacks against the security forces, pro-government militiamen and intelligence officials in southern regions.

The Yemen-based al-Qaida branch, known locally as Ansar al- Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law), took advantage of a political upheaval in 2011 in Yemen to take over several towns of the southern restive regions.

The militants were targeted by Yemeni security authorities after a U.S.-backed offensive launched in Abyan province months ago routed the militants out of their strongholds that they had controlled for nearly a year.

The Yemeni government along with the United States and oil-rich Saudi Arabia have beefed up anti-terror operation since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took office in February 2012.

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Police among 8 killed in Helmand clashes

LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three policemen and five militants were killed in a clash during a poppy-eradication campaign in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

The near-simultaneous gunbattles erupted late on Sunday in Nad Ali, Nawa and Marja districts, as well as Tarkha Nawar area of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, a security official said on condition of anonymity.

He confided to Pajhwok Afghan News three policemen were killed and six others wounded in Nawa and Marja districts. The gunbattle, lasting several hours, left five assailants dead.

One local policeman was killed, the Marja district chief, Mohammad Fahim Musazai, said without giving details. The rebels also suffered causalities, he claimed.

from Pajhwok
By Shams Jalal Mar 4, 2013 - 14:36

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Mar. 04., 2013. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces located and safely cleared eight improvised explosive devices and discovered two weapons caches during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, March 3.

Logar province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared three IEDs during operations in the Muhammad Aghah district.

Afghan and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED during operations in the Baraki Barak district.

Afghan and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache during operations in the Baraki Barak district. The cache consisted of 13 explosive fuses, six long-range rifle rounds and 10 pounds of homemade explosives.

Khowst province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared an IED during operations in the Terezayi district.

Afghan and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache during operations in the Nadir Shah Kot district. The cache consisted of 30 mortar fuses, four rocket fuses and nine rocket components.

Afghan and coalition forces found and safely cleared two IEDs during operations in the Sabari district.

Wardak province
Afghan and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED during operations in the Sayyidabad district.

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Nigeria: JTF Repels Attack On Military Barrack in Munguno

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) said on Sunday it repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on the military barrack in Munguno, Borno.
Munguno is about 200 km from Maiduguri, about two hours drive from the capital.

"Information available to JTF indicated that some suspected terrorists attempted to attack a military barrack in Munguno, headquarters of Munguno Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday.

"The attack was repelled by the JTF troops at the outskirt of the barracks," JTF spokesman Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, stated in a statement in Maiduguri.

He said that 20 of the attackers were killed during exchange of fire with the soldiers.

"The encounter led to the death of 20 suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

"Three four-wheel drive vehicles and eight motor cycles used by the suspects were destroyed and several arms and ammunition were recovered.

"The following items were recovered, seven AK 47 rifles, 10 rocket propeller grenade, two RPG Tubes, large quantities of assorted ammunition and eight assorted magazines," he said.

Musa said that the JTF had also arrested suspected masterminds of last week's bomb blasts in Maiduguri.

"In a related development, based on intelligence reports, a special operation was conducted by the JTF which resulted in the arrest of two suspected high profile commanders of the Boko Haram sect in Maiduguri.

"Those arrested were suspected to be responsible for the Feb. 28 explosions which coincided with the Progressive Governors' meeting in Maiduguri," Musa said, adding that the two suspects were being interrogated. (NAN)

from allAfrica/Leadership
3 March 2013

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R.I.P. - Corporal Cedric Charenton (FR)(Mali,Operation Serval)

"France's defence ministry said 26-year-old Corporal Cedric Charenton was shot dead on Saturday during an assault on an Islamist hideout in the desolate Adrar des Ifoghas mountains near Algeria, the third French soldier killed in the campaign."

these words came from the Ministere De La Defense website, translated with google, sry for some mistakes/errors

 Born August 24, 1986, Corporal Cédric CHARENTON sign a contract as a volunteer in the Army for five years for the 1st Airborne Infantry Regiment on 1 December 2009. Corporal Cédric CHARENTON have served France for more than three years.

After a training period during which he is licensed skydiver March 12, 2010, he joined the 2nd company of the 1st Regiment of Combat Airborne Infantry to serve as a grenadier. Upon his arrival in his new unit, he reveals a very promising profile and excellent soldier. It is raised to the 1st class distinction on 1 July 2010.
Just finished his internship, he was appointed July 10, 2011, with his band to join Afghanistan as part of Operation PAMIR within arms task force KAPISA / Battle Group Raptor to replace a group of 1st combat company severely affected. He distinguished himself with his friends for more than three months in the Afghan valleys.
Its qualities are unanimously recognized as a soldier and his service are rewarded with a promotion to Corporal April 1, 2012.
Projected in Gabon with his company from June to November 2012, in the 6th battalion of marines, he gives freely throughout the mission, distinguishing himself especially during commando training in jungle.

January 25, 2013, he was selected to participate in the operation SERVAL Mali. On March 2, the unit conducting the search and destruction in the massif of Adrar - more precisely in the valley Ametettai, about fifty miles south of Tessalit - has repeatedly urged during the day of fighting with terrorists. During one of these actions, to 18 hours, while the section amounted to an assault on an enemy position, Corporal Cédric CHARENTON was fatally wounded.

Corporal Cédric CHARENTON held the bronze medal in the national defense, the French Commemorative Medal with Afghanistan clasp medal and non-Article 5 NATO - ISAF.

Aged 26 years, single, was killed in the performance of its mission in the service of France.

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