Separate attacks have targeted a US military base in the Somali town of Baledogle and a European military convoy in the capital, Mogadishu. A bomb attack was followed by small arms fire at a base operated by US special forces on Monday, a security source told Reuters news agency. The[…]
The United States warned its citizens in Kenya on Monday that “credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists”. The warning comes just weeks after a deadly al-Shabab attack on an upmarket hotel in the capital, Nairobi, in which at least 21 people, including a US citizen, were shot[…]
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[…]
Five people have been killed and 10 more injured in Somalia after a bomb detonated in a football stadium in the Lower Shabelle region. The blast, which occurred in the southwestern town of Barawe, has been attributed to the al-Shabab rebel group. “We believe al-Shabab was behind it and that[…]
At least 10 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed after armed group al-Shabab carried out a suicide attack at a police station in the city of Afgoye. Captain Abdullahi Ali, a senior Somali military officer, told Associated Press news agency on Wednesday that troops have now fully secured[…]
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[…]
An American air strike on a Shebab training camp in Somalia killed more than 150 fighters planning an imminent attack on forces from the United States and its regional allies, the Pentagon said Monday. While the US military regularly conducts operations targeting the Al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Somalia, Saturday’s raid had[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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