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Somalia: Mogadishu police chief survives suicide car bomb explosion, Al-Shabaab claim responsibility

A suicide car bombing killed at least four people and wounded nine others in Somalia. The explosion targeted the convoy carrying Mogadishu’s police chief. Farhan Mohamud, the police commissioner, survived Saturday’s blast, police spokesman Sadiq Aden Ali said. “We confirm that four people, including pedestrians, died in the attack and nine others injured. Al-Shabab militants’ […]

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15 killed in suicide bomb attack at military training camp in Somalia

At least 15 army recruits have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a military training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Army officer Mohamed Adan said the bomber behind Tuesday’s attack were disguised as among recruits queuing up outside the General Dhegobadan Military Camp when the explosion occurred. “I have counted about 15 new […]

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Al Shabaab militants attack two military bases belonging to Somali National Army

Al Shabaab militants attacked two military bases belonging to the Somali National Army early on Saturday morning, witnesses and the militants said. Al Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is made up of Islamist militants who have waged years of attacks and levied tolls on trade in a campaign to introduce strict religious law. The […]

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United States intelligence officer killed during combat in Somalia

A United States intelligence officer was killed in Somalia last week according to officials within the U.S. government. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer was wounded in an operation in the country and later died. The identity of the officer has not been made public, however the American media reported that the officer was a […]

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Al-Shabab militants attack Kenya and US naval base

Islamist militant group al-Shabab has attacked a naval base used by Kenyan and US forces in the popular Kenyan coastal region of Lamu. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire and seeing plumes of black smoke emerge from Camp Simba at an airfield in Lamu. The Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) said “an attempt was made to breach security […]