One of the escapees was Saleck Ould Cheikh, who had been on death row since 2011 for his part in a plot to assassinate former Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, but it was unclear if he was among the fatalities.
The attacks in the country's north and northwest targeted a civilian auxiliary force that supports the military in a seven-year fight against the militants.
Attack in Mogadishu occurred on a day when president, prime minister and other senior officials were meeting to discuss combating attacks by armed groups.
Gustavo Petro, a former guerilla, who fought against the Colombian government in the past, will now lead the South American country.
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.
Venezuela's armed forces have engaged in clashes with Colombian armed groups in the western border state of Apure since March 21, displacing thousands of civilians towards Colombia.
The US has opened the way for Turkey's cross-border operation in northern Syria, which is aimed at clearing the region from the YPG presence and overseeing Daesh prisoners.
US DNA tests have confirmed the death of a pro-Daesh commander who was a key leader of the terrorist group that laid siege to Marawi City in the southern Philippines in 2017.
Thousands forced to flee their homes as swathes of Shan state have been embroiled in conflict for decades with a fiendishly complex web of ethnic armed groups fighting the military for land, resources and autonomy.
A new UN report indicates that thousands of children, mostly boys, have been recruited by the armed groups and thousands of more, most of them girls, are sexually exploited and abused during the five years of fighting in Central African Republic.
According to a Russian military official, a preliminary agreement has been reached on the evacuation of Jaish al Islam rebels from Douma, but an opposition official denies this. Meanwhile, members of another rebel group agreed to leave the enclave.
Support for the UN-backed government which has long been seen as crucial in restoring stability in Libya has lost the support of lawmakers because of its inability to resolve a liquidity crisis, power cuts and issues over military appointments.
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