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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

ISIS fighters torched a sulphur plant south of Mosul (AP)

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s Square he was ‘pained by the cold blooded murder’ perpetrated in the Iraqi city by the terrorists

An improvised explosive device, reportedly planted by ISIS, explodes in front of Iraqi special forces vehicles near Mosul. (CNS/Reuters)

Archbishop Warda of Irbil said his country will require intervention in order to achieve reconciliation between the country’s divided groups

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

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said the terrorist group have been pushed back

Residents pay tribute at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Priest Jacques Hamel was killed in July (AP)

The Archbishop of Rouen led a procession through Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray before celebrating Mass at the church

Members of the public queuing to enter Canterbury Cathedral (PA)

Security has been increased following the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel

Pope Francis with the relatives of the terrorist atrocity in Nice (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis urged the families to resist the temptation to ‘respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence’

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 Vatican policeman helps a young girl who strayed into a restricted area during one of the Pope's general audiences (CNS)

Francis celebrated Mass to mark the the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme