The government is rolling out a new
program to increase jobs and crack down on non-terrorist crime (drugs and
robbery, for the most part.) Islamic terrorists are showing up less and less in
opinion polls, while jobs and street crime are seen as more pressing problems.
June 24, 2007:
Terrorists attempted to use remote control bombs to damage a coastal
natural gas pipeline near the capital. The bombs were not powerful, but the
terrorists did kill two security guards who discovered the devices.
June 22, 2007:
Acting on a tip, police tracked down six Islamic terrorists to an area
fifty kilometers east of the capital. The six terrorists resisted arrest and
were killed. Across the border in Niger, tribal rebels attacked an army base,
killing fifteen soldiers, wounding 43 and taking 72 prisoners. The rebellious
tribes are potential sources of support for Islamic terrorists, if there is a
lot of cash involved.
June 18, 2007:
Islamic terrorists attacked an African diplomat traveling along the road
75 kilometers east of the capital. The terrorists set off a roadside bomb,
which wounded one of the policeman in the security detail. The terrorists also
fired guns at the diplomat, but there were no other injuries.