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Daily Brief: January 12, 2022

Daily Brief: January 12, 2022

Over the past day, we've mapped 50 events.  If you'd like access to all of our event summaries, please subscribe to the Geopolitical Report Newsletter or Geopolitical Report Pro.

A bomb exploded on a bus in North Cotabato, killing a child on Tuesday.

IED bomb blast injures six people in North Cotabato
An IED bomb blast inside a bus in Aleosan, North Cotabato, wounded at least six people Tuesday morning. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A day after the international community called for the release of Faizullah Jalal, the Taliban set him free.

Taliban authorities free Afghan professor in Kabul
The Taliban freed the Afghan university professor who was arrested on Sunday in Kabul. The professor was arrested for being critical of the Afghan government.

A coalition support convoy was targeted in an IED attack in Iraq and another IED was defused along a highway frequented by coalition convoys.  

IED blast targets logistical convoy in Muthanna Governorate
An IED blast targeted a US-led coalition logistical support convoy in the Muthanna Governorate on Tuesday. There were no casualties from the blast. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Iraqi forces defuse IED in Babylon
Iraqi forces defused an IED on Babylon’s international highway on Tuesday. The highway is used by global coalition forces in the region.

Al-Shabab conducted a deadly attack on a military base in Qalimow.  

Al-Shabab terrorists kill three soldiers, wound four others
Al-Shabab terrorists attacked a Somali military base in the vicinity of Qalimow, Middle Shabelle region. At least three soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in the attack.
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