Two separate attacks on Yemen's Zinjibar and Ataq leave nine soldiers dead while three other militants were also killed in the gunfire.
Officials say the measure in the Savannah zone, which covers the West African country's most northern provinces, would last three months and could be extended by the national assembly.
Separate military source said the “terrorist attack” has killed seven civilians and customs officers near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.
Suspected militants kill around 50 civilians, all men, in rural commune of Madjoari in East Region, officials and survivors say, in the latest attack in the impoverished African nation.
At least 12 people have been killed in an attack on northern Burkina Faso's Dori-Gorgadji road, while armed men have freed around 60 prisoners from a jail in Nouna town.
We resist the UK’s discriminatory counterterrorism policy because it is our democratic right and responsibility.
Simultaneous attacks have been carried out in three central towns in Mali, killing at least six soldiers as the military junta continues to struggle to stem violence in the country.
Six killed and seven other people were wounded after the explosion said a health official as the attack was followed by sporadic gunfire, according to a witness.
Suspected militants kill at least 11 members of government forces in twin attacks in different parts of Niger, officials say, adding more than 10 people were wounded and several vehicles were stolen.
Several people, including "women and children," were killed and many injured when motorcyclists and gunmen attacked the small-scale Kougdiguin mine in the north of the country, locals say.
At least 12 soldiers killed in Eastern Region administrative area, security sources say – the sixth attack of its kind in the African country in 10 days.
Five defendants of September 11 attacks, held at US prison in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay, are in talks "over proposed dispositions of the case," their lawyers say; and separately, US invites UN to visit the controversial naval prison.
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