Two suicide bombers strike in the northern Niger towns of Agadez and Arlit with twenty-one dead and ten more people killed in a gun battle between soldiers and Islamist fighters.
The Algerian Civil Defence says that 20 people were killed and 11 others injured when a vehicle carrying illegal migrants overturned in Tamanrasset. Tamanrasset is a crossing point for illegal migrants from neighboring countries, specifically Mali and Niger.
Unidentified gunmen kidnap 10 humanitarian aid workers in southwestern Niger, their NGO reports. Gunmen in the area have previously stolen several vehicles from the International Committee of the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières.
President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio calls for urgent action on Guinea-Bissau to "avoid a civil war". He makes the statement before the Chairman of ECOWAS, Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou.
At least 10 people are killed and 15 injured, mostly German tourists, following an explosion in Istanbul's Sultanahmet Square. A Syrian suicide bomber, an ISIL member, is responsible, according to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
For the first time in nearly eighteen months, a sign of life appears of four French nationals kidnapped by Al-Qa'eda in Arlit, Niger. A videotape shows them healthy; they ask France to negotiate their release.