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Six Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Somalia

Six Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Somalia

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Attack takes place in Middle Shabelle region, al-Shabaab claims responsibility for it At least six Somali government soldiers were killed and four others wounded when a roadside bomb blast struck a military vehicle in the Middle Shabelle region on Wednesday, an official said. Ibrahim Adan, a police officer in the region told Anadolu Agency over phone that an “improvised explosive blast hit the military vehicle carrying soldiers traveling from Bal'ad district to a military observation post in the area.” Three soldiers escaped the attack and the wounded were transported to Mogadishu for treatment, he added. Bal'ad is an agricultural town located 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu and it is the second largest town in the Middle Shabelle region. Somali-base...
Six People Shot Dead In Prison Shootout

Six People Shot Dead In Prison Shootout

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By Our Reporter At least six prisoners have killed in a Monday Mogadishu prison shoot-out, authorities in Somalia revealed Tuesday. Two guards are also believed to have been killed after convicted al-Shabab fighters engaged in a shoot-out with prison guards. There were conflicting reports of how the prisoners, all said to be members of the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab, got hold of the weapons. "There was heavy shooting inside the prison where some inmates managed to get hold of firearms and started shooting the guards," security officer Abdi Dhere told the AFP news agency. "It is not clear how the prisoners ended up having access to guns." Another security source said one of the prisoners snatched a rifle from a guard. Two prison guards were killed in the attack, G...
Al-Shabaab Terrorist Kill Six Civilians  After Roadside Bomb Blows Up  Minibus

Al-Shabaab Terrorist Kill Six Civilians After Roadside Bomb Blows Up Minibus

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By Elite Reporter At least six people were killed and several others injured on Friday after a minibus they were traveling in was hit by a roadside bomb near Mogadishu, that is suspected to have been planted by Al-Shabaab terrorts. The vehicle was reportedly carrying passengers from Mogadishu to a funeral in a nearby town when it ran over the explosive at Hawa Abdi village on Sunday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which occurred on a road used frequently by government and security vehicles. "I carried four dead people including my father in law," Nur Haji Ahmed told Reuters from Madina hospital in Mogadishu, where the wounded were taken. He had rushed to the scene after a phone call from a relative. For more than a decade, al-Shabab has been f...
11 Killed As Fresh Fighting Breaks Out In Somalia

11 Killed As Fresh Fighting Breaks Out In Somalia

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By Elite Reporter Reports indicate that fresh fighting has broken out in Somalia between the country’s army and a group of militias. This comes after Somali troops clashed with a regional militia on Friday in one of the most serious outbreaks of fighting yet, over political rivalries, which Washington DC says are slowing the war against al Qaeda-linked insurgents. Eleven people were killed in the violence, witnesses said. Tension spilled over on Thursday evening between the Somali National Army and the Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) militia, a group of moderate Sufi Muslims which has played a key role in the fight against the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency. Clashes began in Dhusamareb, administrative capital of central Somalia’s Galmudug state, and spread to Guriel to...
Al Shabaab   Terrorists Attack Kenyan Military Base, Slaughter Soldiers

Al Shabaab Terrorists Attack Kenyan Military Base, Slaughter Soldiers

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By Elite News Reporter  Somalia based Islamist group Al Shabaab on Sunday attacked a military base in Lamu county in Kenya that is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, a source and Al Shabaab said. “They have attacked Manda airstrip in Lamu, which is just next to the military camp that hosts military personnel from many countries including Kenya and the U.S. We are informed that fighting is still ongoing,” the military source told the press.  The source added that fighters were trying to access the base from the airstrip."The attack sent a dark plume of smoke into the air," said witness Abdallah Barghash. He was among the crowds watching the drama unfold on Manda Island from neighbouring Lamu Island, a top tourist destination. Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgent ...
Somali Military Kill 5 Al-Shabaab Terrorists During Attack On  State House

Somali Military Kill 5 Al-Shabaab Terrorists During Attack On State House

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Terrorists under Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab attacked a hotel and presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, killing a number of occupants, a federal lawmaker confirmed on Twitter late Tuesday. Member of Parliament Abdirizak Mohamed wrote on Twitter: thus “Report of Alshabab inside SYL. This was confirmed for me by a federal MP who escaped from the scene by jumping over the wall to Berta nabadda. There are casualties but numbers not known yet.” Newly Appointed Judge Irene Mulyagonja He was responding to an earlier tweet by a Voice of America journalist who covers the Horn of Africa, Harun Maruf. Maruf, author of the book “Inside Al-Shabaab” had reported of gunfire in the vicinity of SYL hotel. The militants have usually carried out...
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