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# gunmen - Today’s News

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 - Sunday 12 May, 2019

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.

# gunmen - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

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.

# gunmen - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

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.

# gunmen - Sunday 21 January, 2018

18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners

Afghan security forces killed all six attackers during the night-time siege.

# gunmen - Friday 24 November, 2017

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.

# gunmen - Monday 14 August, 2017

17 people dead after gunmen open fire on restaurant in Burkina Faso

The victims’ nationalities have yet to be confirmed.

# gunmen - Saturday 21 May, 2016

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.”

# gunmen - Monday 8 February, 2016

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.

# gunmen - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Video footage shows violent raid on safe house of drug lord 'El Chapo'

Marines found a tunnel that led to Mexico’s storm sewer.

# gunmen - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Manhunt in Paris after shooting of police officer at government building

It is unclear why the men were in the Interior Ministry complex.

# gunmen - Saturday 7 March, 2015

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.

# gunmen - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Appeal for witnesses after armed men assaulted staff at Dublin bookmakers last night

It happened at around 8:40 last night.

# gunmen - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

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”.

# gunmen - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Armed jewel thieves take hostage and lead police on chase through Paris

The two gunmen later surrendered.

# gunmen - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Gunmen kill passenger on jet at Pakistan airport

The unidentified gunmen opened fire on the plane as it landed.

# gunmen - Monday 28 April, 2014

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.

# gunmen - Saturday 19 April, 2014

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.

# gunmen - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria

The group was kidnapped early this morning.

# gunmen - Friday 16 August, 2013

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.

# gunmen - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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.

# gunmen - Friday 19 July, 2013

British national kidnapped in Lagos

It is reported that the man was abducted while travelling into the city after landing at the airport.

# gunmen - Sunday 23 June, 2013

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 - Monday 27 May, 2013

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 - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria

A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.

# gunmen - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Irish hostage: Algeria troops surround Islamist hostage-takers

The group of hostages include a citizen from Northern Ireland who holds an Irish passport.

# gunmen - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Baghdad: 14 killed as car bombs explode within minutes

Meanwhile, media group reports shooting dead of TV presenter in Mosul.

# gunmen - Monday 25 June, 2012

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.

# gunmen - Monday 19 March, 2012

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.

# gunmen - Thursday 8 March, 2012

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.

# gunmen - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Prosecutor and judge killed in northwest Syria

Gunmen have assassinated a senior prosecutor and a judge in a northwestern province of Syria.

# gunmen - Friday 25 November, 2011

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.

# gunmen - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Somali gunmen kidnap US, Danish aid workers

The two colleagues work for a Danish organisation which works to remove unexploded mines.

# gunmen - Sunday 14 August, 2011

IT’S REPORTED THAT six suicide bombers have entered a compound in Parwan in central Afghanistan.

Reuters reports that at least two large blasts have been heard, while Al Jazeera says that all six bombs have been detonated.

Gunmen have also been involved in the attack, which took place while government officials were holding a meeting

# gunmen - Sunday 31 October, 2010

Gunmen kill 14 in Honduras football "massacre"

Hooded gunmen have shot dead 14 people playing a football match in Honduras.

# gunmen - Monday 19 July, 2010

SEVENTEEN PEOPLE have died following an ambush during a birthday party in the city of Torreon, Mexico.

The victims details have not yet been released but women and children are believed to be among the victims. At least 18 people were wounded.

Police found over 120 rounds of bullet casings at the scene, where gunman reportedly arrived and opened fire without a word.

Investigators have said they currently have no leads in the case.

The state of Coahuila state has been plagued by drug-related gang violence and has seen a spike in killings recently. Local authorities point to a feud between the Gulf cartel and its former enforcers, the Zetas.