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News Briefing – Week Beginning 20 March 2017

 

London attack: Almost Four killed in Westminster attack

Four people including a police officer and a suspected assailant are believed to be confirmed dead, and 20 people sustained injured in a UK terrorist attack.

This follows the stabbing of a police officer near the House of Parliament, Westminster after a car plowed into people on London’s Westminster Bridge after which it crashed into the railings by the House of Parliament in the early afternoon of 22 March 2017.

This comes two after an alleged gunman attacked a female soldier and held her hostage at Orly Airport south of Paris, France before being shot by is shot by her colleagues.

 

 

6 people killed in Nigeria as teenage girls detonate explosives

According to Nigerian officials, it is believed that at least six people have been killed following the detonation of body explosives worn by four teenage girls on the outskirts of Maiduguri city in NIgeria.

The National Emergency Management Agency  (NEMA) reports that the blasts which happened early Wednesday killed the four bombers and two others, wounding 16 others.

Boko Haram continue to cause havoc in the region having killed more than 20,000 people in its seven-year insurgency.