35 troops killed in Nigeria jihadist ambush, 30 missing Jul 10, 2020 0 2415 12345 AFPKanoThe death toll from a jihadist attack on a military convoy in northeast Nigeria has risen from 23 to 35, while 30 troops are still missing, security sources said Thursday.Fighters linked to the so-called Islamic State group ambushed the convoy on Tuesday at Bulabulin village, about 40 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Twenty-three soldiers were initially thought to have been killed in Tuesday’s attack, and many were listed as missing.But security sources said more bodies had now been found in nearby bush.“We lost 35 soldiers from the ambush. Eighteen others were injured while 30 are still missing. Their fate is not known,” a security source told AFP.“More bodies were recovered in the bush by rescue teams which led to a rise in the deaths,” he said.Another source confirmed the new toll. “Thirty-five bodies of troops were recovered as ... search teams combed the area around the scene of the ambush. Another 30 have not been accounted for. It is not known whether they are dead or alive,” he said. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES 10 cops arrested after political leader shot dead in Indian Kashmir Jul 10, 2020 0 630 China offers glimpse inside lab near Wuhan virus origin Jul 10, 2020 0 605 Australia locks down Melbourne as global cases top 12 million Jul 10, 2020 0 580 Iran hits record one-day virus death toll of 221 Tehran Iran reported a new single-day record death toll of 221 from the novel coronavirus on Thursday, after weeks of rising numbers in the Middle East’s worst-hit country. “Unfortunately in the past 24 hours we have lost .. Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers, sparking China fury AFP Sydney Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to China’s crackdown on dissent, drawing a furious reply from Beijing. Prime Minister Scott .. Tokyo to pay nightclubs to close as virus cases surge AFP Tokyo Tokyo unveiled plans on Thursday to offer nightclubs subsidies to close as new coronavirus infections in the capital hit a single-day record, with many linked to entertainment districts. Under the plan, the .. Seoul mayor found dead after ‘#MeToo allegations’ AFP Seoul Seoul’s outspoken mayor Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, was found dead, police said Friday. He was 64. A former Seoul City employee filed a police complaint -- .. Saudi-led alliance destroys two explosive-laden boats off Yemen Riyadh The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday it had destroyed two explosive-laden remote-controlled boats in the Red Sea that were allegedly launched by Houthi rebels. The coalition said .. Taliban can submit new list of prisoners: Afghan official AFP Kabul Afghan authorities said Thursday they have offered the Taliban a choice to submit a new list of 592 prisoners after Kabul refused to release inmates the militants demanded to be freed ahead of peace talks. Under ..