Al Shabab

Gunmen storm Nairobi hotel complex

Gunmen have stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital, setting off loud blasts and sending people fleeing for their lives following a coordinated assault claimed by the Somalia-based al-Shabab armed group. More than 16 hours after the attack began at Nairobi’s Dusit hotel complex, which also[…]

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Al-Shabab fighters attack Somali army base

Al-Shabaab fighters have attacked a Somali army base southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 10 soldiers, the group and a military officer told the Reuters news agency. The attackers rammed a car packed with explosives before storming the base on Monday morning. “A suicide car bomb rammed into the[…]

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Al-Shabab ‘planning Somalia attacks using AU uniforms’

The African Union (AU) says the al-Qaeda-linked armed group, al-Shabab, is planning attacks in Somalia using AU troop uniforms as disguises. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said the uniforms were stolen by al-Shabab fighters from military camps belonging to the 22,000-strong UN-mandated mission. “AMISOM has information that due to panic[…]

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Al-Shabab attacks African Union base in Somalia

Fighters from the al-Shabab group have attacked a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia, blasting their way into the compound and exchanging fire with peacekeepers, a Somali military official told Al Jazeera. Dozens of al-Shabab fighters on Friday assaulted the military base, which is run by Kenyan troops[…]

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Kenya cracks down on Somalia financial networks

Kenya has suspended the licences of 13 Somali remittance firms following the assault on a college by al-Shabab fighters killing more than 200 people. The April 2 attack in Garissa, 200km from the Somalia border, was Kenya’s deadliest since al-Qaeda bombed the US embassy in 1998. Bashir Issa Ali, Somalia’s[…]

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