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A Muslim protester runs near a burning vehicle during a clash with the police outside the presidential palace in Jakarta (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Last month 100,000 people protested over the alleged blasphemy of the city’s Christian governor

Muslim protesters pull razor wire blocking a road that leads to the presidential palace during a rally against Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in Jakarta, Indonesia (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Protesters in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta called for the governor to be arrested

A man stands amid the debris at the scene of an attack in the town of Mandera, Kenya, near the border with Somalia (AP)

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro Guest House

Smoke rises from ISIS positions after an airstrike by coalition forces in Mosul, Iraq (AP)

Iraq’s prime minister announced the start of the operations, backed by US-led coalition air and ground support, on state television

Nigerian soldier, pictured in 2015, manning a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria (AP)

Analysts are warning that a leadership struggle among Islamist groups could lead to more killings

A makeshift memorial for Fr Hamel near Rouen, France (CNS)

The 85-year-old French priest was killed by two Islamists while celebrating Mass

Pilgrims queue to visit the grotto at Lourdes (AP)

The increase in security measures comes after a spate of Islamist attacks in France

Pope Francis answers reporters questions on board the flight back to Rome (AP)

The Pope made clear his current thinking, that there is no such phenomenon as Islamist violence, any more than domestic violence in Italy constitutes ‘Catholic violence’

Forensic officers stand near the truck that plowed through a crowd in nice on Bastille Day (AP)

Young Muslim men are particularly vulnerable to being exploited by terrorists, therefore a proper preventative strategy has to be aimed at them

Police officers walk to the crime scene near the River Main, where a 17-year-old man from Afghanistan was shot  (AP)

A 17-year-old Afghan refugee injured four people on a train in the German city