ABUJA — At least seven people have been killed following three suicide blasts in Nigeria’s restive Maiduguri city, capital of the northeastern state of Borno, the Nigerian army said Wednesday. bomb blast
Three suicide bombers late Tuesday hit three locations in Ajilari, a crowded area in the Maiduguri city, spokesman of the Nigeria army, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said. Eleven others were injured in the suicide attacks. (Nigeria-Suicide Blasts)
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BRUSSELS — Leaders from the European Union and EU member states will meet here on Thursday against the background of the migration and refugee crisis, while they will narrow in on setting up a possible EU border guard.
According to the European Council, EU leaders will continue to discuss migration in aspects of strengthening of the EU’s external borders, including a possible EU border guard, offering support for the countries in the neighborhood and the refugees there, and addressing the root causes through cooperation with the countries of origin and transit. (EU-Refugee Crisis)
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VIENNA — A total of 22 Chinese tourists were injured in a bus accident in the western Austrian state of Tirol, including one seriously wounded, Tirol Police told Xinhua on Tuesday.
The Tirol police sent four helicopters and ambulances to the scene, and all of the injured tourists have been sent to hospital by police, the police spokesman Stefan Eder said. (Austria-Chinese Tourists-Bus Accident)
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ISLAMABAD — At least seven people were killed and a dozen others injured when a suicide blast hit an election office of a lawmaker in Pakistan’s central district of Dera Ghazi Khan on Wednesday, local media reported.
According to the reports, the blast took place at noon in the Tonsa Shareef area of Dera Ghazi Khan in the country’s eastern Punjab province. (Pakistan-Blast)
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DAMASCUS — The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Tuesday called for a jihad against Russia and the United States for their “crusader’s war” in the Middle East.
In an audio message, the group’s spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said “Oh Muslim youth everywhere come on for jihad against the Russians and Americans, because it’s a crusader war against the Muslims; the war of the atheists and idolaters against the believers.” (IS-Jihad-Russia-U.S.) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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