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30 Killed, 61 Injured In Iraq Attacks

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Thirty people have been killed and 61 wounded in a series of attacks in Iraq.

A bomb went off in a cafe in central Baghdad’s Sadriyeh market on Monday, killing 15 people and wounding 35, officials say.

In the northern city of Mosul, a suicide car bomber targeted an army special forces convoy, killing six people and injuring 18. Most of the casualties were civilians.

Attacks on two checkpoints in the city also killed two soldiers and two Kurdish Peshmerga troops and left five wounded.

In Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, a local official, two policemen and two members of the pro-government Sunni Sahwa militia were killed in a series of attacks, which also left three policemen injured.

There has been a sharp rise in attacks in Iraq in recent months, raising fears of a return to the violence that pushed the country to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.

According to UN estimates, 979 people were killed in attacks in October alone.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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