The Weekly Edition

May 8, 2022 to May 14, 2022

Armed conflicts and attacks

Gunmen open fire at two polling stations in Buluan and Lanao del Sur, Philippines, killing three guards and a voter and injuring another guard and two voters, amid the presidential elections. (Al Jazeera)

One person is killed and thirteen others injured by a roadside bombing targeting a van in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. (AP)

Six people are injured in a mass stabbing on a train near Aachen, NRW, Germany. Police arrested an Iraqi man and are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack. (Deutsche Welle)

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Two Palestinians are killed by Israeli soldiers during confrontations in the West Bank, while an Israeli policeman is stabbed and wounded in Jerusalem, hours after the perpetrators of the El'ad stabbing are arrested. (Reuters)

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is killed while covering a raid in Jenin. Palestinian sources say that Abu Akleh was shot by Israeli soldiers, while Israeli sources say that she was likely killed by indiscriminate fire by Palestinian militants. Another journalist and two other Palestinians are injured in the shooting. (NPR)

A Palestinian is shot dead after charging at police officers in Jerusalem. (Times of Israel)

Ituri conflict, 2021–2022 Democratic Republic of the Congo attacks

Thirty-five civilians are killed during an attack on a gold mine by CODECO rebels in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Reuters)

Fourteen people are killed during an attack by suspected CODECO militants at a refugee camp in Fataki, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Reuters)

2022 Sri Lankan protests

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns amid mass protests over the government's handling of the economic crisis. (BBC News)

Pro-government supporters storm a major protest site in Colombo, clashing with police and protesters. A total of 78 people are injured. (Al Jazeera)

Two people are killed and eight more are injured as police open fire against a group of protestors who were trying to set fire to the Pradeshiya Sabha chairman’s residence in Weeraketiya. (Ada Derana)

MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala opens fire against protestors who were blocking his vehicle in Nittambuwa, killing one man and injuring another. Athukorala then escaped into a nearby building, before being found dead alongside his security officer. (Al Jazeera)

The Sri Lankan Defense Ministry authorizes the Army and police force to shoot looters and assailants and to arrest protesters without warrants in response to yesterday's violence. (Al Jazeera)

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

2022 bombing of Odessa

Russian forces continue to fire missiles at the Ukrainian port city of Odessa in an apparent attempt to cut supplies to the city. (AP)

Battle of Kharkiv

Ukrainian military forces recapture several settlements north of Kharkiv, driving Russian troops to less than a dozen miles from the Russian border. (MSN)

Insurgency in the Maghreb

Eight soldiers are killed and 13 others are injured during an ambush by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Kpendjal Prefecture, Togo. The attack is believed to be connected to the current insurgency in Burkina Faso, making it the first Islamic extremist attack in Togo. (Reuters)

Somali Civil War

Four people are killed by a suicide bomber at a checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for the attack. (AP)

Boko Haram insurgency

Seven soldiers are killed and two others are missing after gunmen ambush them in Taraba State, Nigeria. (Reuters)

Sinai insurgency

Five soldiers are killed and four others are injured during a shooting at a security post in North Sinai, Egypt. (Reuters)

Russo-Ukrainian War

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Russian Air Force launches around a dozen missiles at the city of Kremenchuk, including four at the Kremenchuk Oil Refinery, in Poltava Oblast. (Ukrinform)

Eastern Ukraine offensive

Ukrainian forces repel an attempted Russian military crossing of the Donets river, west of Sievierodonetsk, in Luhansk Oblast. At least one Russian battalion tactical group is reportedly destroyed, as well as the pontoon bridge deployed in the crossing. (Reuters)

Kurdish–Turkish conflict

Turkey says that five people were injured by Kurdish nationalists launching a missile attack into the country from Syria. (Reuters)

Syrian civil war

Ten Syrian Army soldiers are killed and nine others are injured by a rocket attack that hit a bus in Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters)

Israeli involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Syrian state media says that a missile attack from Israel hit Masyaf, Hama Governorate, killing five people and injuring seven others. (Reuters)

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli riot police beat pallbearers and mourners at the funeral of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, which was attended by thousands of Palestinians in East Jerusalem. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and the deputy speaker for UN Secretary-General António Guterres called the images of the attacks "deeply disturbing". (AP)