The following briefs are all highlights from the World News section of The New York Times. For longer stories, visit www.nytimes.com.
Two dead in shootout on Champs-Élysées in Paris
On Thursday, April 20, a shootout on the Champs-Élysées in Paris left two dead. A gunman killed a police officer and left two others injured during the incident, which occurred just before 9 p.m. on Thursday night. The police force then shot and killed the gunman who attempted to escape on foot. Claiming responsibility for the shooting, the Islamic State said the gunman was a soldier of the Caliphate, Abu Yousuf al-Belgiki. The police force was targeted only a few days before citizens voted for Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, April 23. The two will face off in a runoff election on May 7.
Uganda Ends Search for Joseph Kony
Uganda began to end their search for Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army. The country has started to withdraw 1,500 troops from the Central African Republic this past week. Kony, responsible for the deaths of over 100,000 people, was able to avoid capture after being accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The United States military is also planning on terminating the search mission for Kony. The Uganda People’s Defense Force claims that the Lord’s Resistance Army poses no direct threat to the country.
American Military Drops “Mother of All Bombs” on ISIS Site
On Thursday, April 13, the United States dropped the “Mother of All Bombs” on an Afghanistan site. The bomb, which is considered the most powerful conventional bomb that the military possesses, was released on an ISIS cave complex in order to defeat the Islamic State more quickly. The number of casualties is unknown; however, there is a possibility that the bombing killed civilians and allies. The Afghan government was warned about the bombing beforehand.