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Top ISIS leader killed in U.S led drone strike in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's intelligence agency said Saturday that a former Taliban leader thought to be ISIS' leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, CNN reported. According to CNN, Hafiz Saeed was killed along with 30 other insurgents in a strike on their compound in the Achin region of Nangarhar Province, the National Directorate of Security reported in a statement.

21killed, hundreds injured in ethnic clashes in Algeria's southern province

At least 21 people were killed and hundreds others injured in ethnic clashes between Berber and Arab communities in Algeria' southern province of Ghardaia, local sources told Xinhua Wednesday.

A security source reportedly said the clashes erupted when a group of unknown youngsters with knives and firearms assailed a private bus. The overnight clashes continued until dawn, according to reports from Xinhua.

Nigeria’s rebel group Boko Haram kill 18 people in Chad

At least 18 villagers were killed by Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram militants in Monday's attack on Memorom, a Chadian village near Lake Chad, local media reported Wednesday.

According to Xinhua, local people who were quoted by the media said the attack took place while the villagers gathered for meal which broke the Ramadan fasting.Reports indicate that the governor of Lake Region, Yunus Kedallah Hamid, went to the site on Tuesday and said the attack left 3 people killed and a dozen injured.

Some 3,000 Ethiopian troops enter Somalia to fight al-Shabab militants

At least 3,000 Ethiopian troops have entered Somalia reportedly for an attack on al-Shabab militants, witnesses said according to VOA.

According to VOA, residents of the southwestern Gedo region said troops with tanks and armored vehicles began crossing the border Monday and have been seen in the town of Luq.Earlier, authorities in the region reportedly told VOA that forces are being mobilized for an offensive in areas still controlled by al-Shabab, including the group's last major stronghold, the town of Bardere.

USA wins Women’s World Cup beating Japan 5-2 in Canada

USA has beaten Japan 5-2 in Women’s World Cup in Canada becoming the first nation to win the tournament three times.

Llyod opened the evening  with 3 goals then followed by neat goal from Holiday. A goal from Health made it 5-1 in the second half. US’s Captain Lloyd completed the fastest hat-trick in Women's World Cup history with a wonder goal on 16 minutes.

Japan’s Yuki Ogimi and a Julie Johnston own goal gave Japan a lifeline, but a Tobin Heath tap-in sealed it on 53 minutes.

Two Ugandans arrested in Kenya in connection with terrorism

Two Ugandan nationals, Malcom Lukwiya and Emmanuel were arrested July 1 in Kenya in connection with a syndicate which is recruiting youth to join Syria’s ISIS terrorists, Kenyan police said according to Sunday Monitor.

Sunday Monitor says the pair were arrested at a hideout in Kabete, in Kenyan capital Nairobi, after allegedly sneaking into the country following the killing of a top Muslim cleric Sheikh Hassan Kirya in their home country.

6 United Nations peacekeepers killed by militants in northern Mali

At least six UN peacekeepers were killed by militants in Mali's restive northern region, the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, said Thursday according to Xinhua. MINUSMA reportedly said five others were also wounded when a UN convoy was ambushed in the morning near the city of Timbuktu.

The UN mission said the wounded were being evacuated while reinforcements including helicopters had been sent to the area. Two UN vehicles were reportedly destroyed in the attack, said the mission. However, Xinhua says the identity of the attackers could not be confirmed at the moment.