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Tunisian soldier dead after landmine blast
by Staff Writers
Tunis (AFP) June 12, 2017


A Tunisian soldier died on Monday of his wounds from a landmine explosion on Mount Ouergha in the west of the country near the Algerian border, the defence ministry said.

It said "martyr of the nation" Mohamed Ali Toujani, a term usually used for victims of jihadist attacks, died of injuries after Friday's blast in the Kef region.

Another soldier was killed in a mine blast last summer in a mountainous region of northwest Tunisia where the army has been tracking down jihadists.

Since its 2011 revolution, Tunisia has experienced an increase in jihadist attacks that have cost the lives of dozens of members of the security forces and also 59 foreign tourists.

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Mob justice fears after soldier's gruesome death in Ghana
Accra (AFP) June 9, 2017
An off-duty soldier in Ghana who was lynched while out running was laid to rest with full state honours on Friday, in a case that has sparked fears about the "growing menace" of mob justice. Maxwell Mahama was beaten and burnt to death near the central city of Kumasi on May 29, after locals mistook him for a robber because he was wearing sports clothing and carrying a pistol. The brutal ... read more

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