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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Gunmen

This year
Fighting ongoing after police officer killed in attack in north Kosovo
The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell condemned today’s attack, calling the targeting of police “hideous”.
Last year
Nigerian forces hunt gunmen who killed 50 at church
No-one has claimed responsibility for the killings.
At least 200 people killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria
A government spokesperson said thousands of people have been displaced following the attacks.
All time
French aid workers among eight killed by gunmen in Niger
A French aid group said several of its workers were among those killed during a tourist outing.
Gunmen kill priest and five parishioners during Mass in Burkina Faso church
Up to 30 attackers set fire to the church, several shops and a small cafe before looting a local health centre.
90 students kidnapped by gunmen in Cameroon have been freed
It was the first mass kidnapping to hit Cameroon and one of the gravest incidents in 13 months of pro-independence violence.
11 injured after gunmen blast Save the Children office in Afghanistan
Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights.
18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners
Afghan security forces killed all six attackers during the night-time siege.
At least 235 dead in horror mosque bombing as leaders condemn 'barbaric attack'
The attack took place during weekly prayers at a mosque in Egypt, police officials said.
17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso
The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.
One of the Bataclan gunmen buried six months after suicide attack
After his death, his mother was told: “Your son has died a martyr with his brothers on 13 November.”
Regency Hotel shooting was choreographed to send a clear and explicit message
Pictures have been widely circulated of gunmen carrying Kalashnikov weapons into the Regency Hotel. The pictures are significant for a number of reasons, writes Tom Clonan.
Video footage shows violent raid on safe house of drug lord 'El Chapo'
Marines found a tunnel that led to Mexico’s storm sewer.
Manhunt in Paris after shooting of police officer at government building
It is unclear why the men were in the Interior Ministry complex.
Two Europeans among five killed, as gunman opens fire in Mali nightclub
“The killer came here because there were foreigners. He wanted to kill foreigners, that’s for sure,” a waiter at the club said.
Appeal for witnesses after armed men assaulted staff at Dublin bookmakers last night
It happened at around 8:40 last night.
132 students and 9 staff slaughtered in terror assault on Pakistan school
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has described it as an “outrage that beggars belief”.
Armed jewel thieves take hostage and lead police on chase through Paris
The two gunmen later surrendered.
Gunmen kill passenger on jet at Pakistan airport
The unidentified gunmen opened fire on the plane as it landed.
Ukraine: Pro-Russia gunmen seize town hall
The US and European Union are readying sanctions against Russia amid tensions over the kidnapping of international observers.
Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle
It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.
Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria
The group was kidnapped early this morning.
Photos: More than 60 killed in violent clashes on Egypt's 'Friday of anger'
Islamists held protest marches after hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi were killed in a crackdown on Wednesday.
Mexico confirms 22 killed in coordinated attack on police
Attackers equipped with high-powered rifles and grenades carried out a carefully-planned attack against federal police in western Mexcio.
British national kidnapped in Lagos
It is reported that the man was abducted while travelling into the city after landing at the airport.
Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas
The attackers struck at the foot of one of the world’s highest mountains, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers.
Gunmen kidnap two foreign tourists in Yemen
A man and a woman were seized today while they were outside a hotel in the eastern part of the central Yemeni city of Taiz.
Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria
A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.
Irish hostage: Algeria troops surround Islamist hostage-takers
The group of hostages include a citizen from Northern Ireland who holds an Irish passport.
Baghdad: 14 killed as car bombs explode within minutes
Meanwhile, media group reports shooting dead of TV presenter in Mosul.
Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic
A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.
Syrian troops and gunmen clash in Damascus
The clashes follow Saturday’s car bombings, which killed 27 people. Three strong explosions were reported in Damascus last night.
Kidnapped engineers killed during failed rescue attempt in Nigeria
David Cameron has confirmed the deaths of the Briton and Italian who were kidnapped in May while working on a construction project.
Prosecutor and judge killed in northwest Syria
Gunmen have assassinated a senior prosecutor and a judge in a northwestern province of Syria.
Three tourists kidnapped, another killed in Mali
The four were in a restaurant in Timbuktu when four armed men forced them out of the building.
Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers
The two colleagues work for a Danish organisation which works to remove unexploded mines.
Six suicide bombers attack government compound in Afghanistan
Gunmen kill 14 in Honduras football "massacre"
Hooded gunmen have shot dead 14 people playing a football match in Honduras.
17 killed by gunmen at party in Mexico
Fears that women and children are among the victims of the latest mass shooting in Mexico.