Seven Nigerian troops killed in militant attack: Military sources Jan 23, 2020 0 425 12345 Kano: Seven soldiers were killed on Tuesday when Islamic State-affiliated jihadists attacked a military position in northeastern Nigeria, two military sources told AFP.Fighters in several trucks fitted with machine guns attacked a military position in Mainok village, 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, they said on Wednesday.“We lost seven men in the attack by the terrorists. Two soldiers went missing and five soldiers were injured,” the first source said. The second source confirmed the toll, adding that the jihadists destroyed two military guntrucks and three anti-aircraft machine guns.Borno state police spokesman Edet Okon said in a statement that four guntrucks, including two seized from the army in the attack, had been recovered.The assailants are suspected members of the the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a group that split from Boko Haram in 2016 and has stepped attacks against the military since mid-2018. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Lebanon faces economic ‘catastrophe’, says PM Jan 23, 2020 0 109 Iraq Sunni leaders spooked by possible US troop pullout Jan 23, 2020 0 159 Rockets target Libya airport ahead of regional peace talks Jan 23, 2020 0 105 Two Mali soldiers killed, two wounded in roadside bomb attack Bamako: Two Malian soldiers were killed and two were wounded by a roadside bomb, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit volatile central Mali. The soldiers were travelling to the town of .. Mlilitants killed 36 civilians in northern Burkina Faso village attacks Ouagadougou: Militants killed 36 civilians when they attacked villages in northern Burkina Faso, the government said on Tuesday, appealing for local volunteers to bolster its fight against jihadists. A “terrorist .. Haftar the ‘only problem’ thwarting Libya peace: Turkey AFP Davos, Switzerland Turkey said on Wednesday Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar is the only obstacle to a peace deal for the North African country, defending Ankara’s controversial cooperation with Moscow to .. Gunmen kill Iranian militia commander Tehran: A commander of Iran’s Basij militia was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Wednesday in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, state news agency IRNA reported. Abdolhossein Mojadami was killed by “two .. Trump agrees US-Iraq ‘security partnership’ AFP Davos, Switzerland President Donald Trump and his Iraqi counterpart Barham Saleh agreed on Wednesday on the need for a continued US military role in the country, the White House said. The two leaders met in Davos, .. Lebanese PM pledges to restore confidence as protesters, police clash Beirut: Anti-government demonstrators clashed with police near the parliament building in central Beirut on Wednesday, witnesses said. The protesters hurled stones at the anti-riot police, who responded ..