What is ECOWAS CTS Tracker ?
The ECOWAS CTS Portal provides raw facts and figures about Terrorism in the ECOWAS Region. It also intends to provide an operational policy framework for ECOWAS counter-terrorism actions and for promoting a common regional approach to the prevention and combating of terrorism within the Community. It seeks to harness support and resources at the continental and international levels to enhance the capabilities of Community Members to enforce their continental and international counter-terrorism obligations and to enable them undertake rapid responses to terrorist acts. Read more.
Updates: Niger Attacked by Terrorists.
Two separate Islamist attacks killed three policemen and a soldier in Niger, an official said, just days before the impoverished west African nation votes in the second round of presidential elections.
Gunmen believed to be linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the terror group’s African affiliate, shot dead three policemen in a market in Dolbel near the border with Burkina Faso, the interior minister Hassimi Massaoudou told AFP.
“The attackers were repelled, and we are currently sweeping the area. We don’t know the toll on the attackers side, they took their wounded and dead,” the minister said.
Near the border with Nigeria, four suicide bombers attacked a military convoy, killing the local military commander and injuring two others, the minister said.
A fifth suicide bomber, a young girl, was prevented from detonating her vest.
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