Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ramadan Death Count Round Up (July 11th, 2015)

(Somalia) At least 18 people were killed and dozens injured when gunmen from the extremist group al-Shabaab launched twin deadly attacks on hotels in Mogadishu, Police officers have confirmed. (This is an update to yesterday's report that 4 people were killed.)

(Afghanistan) The head of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, Hafiz Saeed, was among 30 IS-linked cadres killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Saturday.

Explosives stuffed inside a pillow went off outside a southern Afghanistan school on Saturday, killing three children and injuring six others, police said.

(Egypt) A large car-bomb explosion has severely damaged the Italian consulate in Egypt's capital, Cairo. The health ministry says at least one person has died. Four people were also injured, medical sources said.

(Thailand) Three people were killed and a dozen injured in four separate bomb blasts in Thailand’s war-torn deep south, police said on Saturday, while another four died from shooting and arson attacks.

(Syria) Syrian activists say at least 28 people were killed in Syrian army airstrikes on a town controlled by the Islamic State group in northern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 19 civilians were among the dead in Saturday's attack on the town of al-Bab, including three children and three women.

(Nigeria) Police say at least 10 people were killed in northeast Nigeria when a large commando of Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked their village and took over a major highway in the region.

(Yemen) A 15-year old boy was killed in Houthi shelling on a civilian house in the southern city of Dhalea hours after the truce, residents said. Residents in the eastern city of Mukalla said a suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles at cars carrying al Qaeda militants on Friday night, killing three including a senior leader in the group, Abu Hajar al-Hadrami.

(Libya) The Italian coastguard recovered the bodies of at least 12 migrants and rescued some 500 others off the Libyan coast, reports said on Friday.

(Chad) A man dressed in a woman's burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad's capital N'Djamena early on Saturday, killing 15 people and injuring 80, a police spokesman said.

(Iraq) Authorities in Iraq say bombings and a shooting have killed at least 11 people in and around the capital, Baghdad. 

Ramadan death toll is now at 5,097.