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Al-Shabab Attack Turkish Base In Somalia

Al-Shabab Attack Turkish Base In Somalia

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By Elite News Reporter A suicide bomber's explosives were detonated outside a Turkish military training base in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least two people, police said on Tuesday. It was the first time the Turkish base in Mogadishu, Turkey's largest overseas military base, had been attacked by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab. The Somalia-based group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Radio al-Furqan, one of the group's radio affiliates. Somali government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar told Anadolu news agency that security guards shot the bomber who was trying to enter the military facility. "He pretended to be a trainee at the Turkey-Somali military academy but was shot and exploded outside the camp, killing himself and two civil...
Horror: Governor Killed In Al-Shabab Suicide Bombing

Horror: Governor Killed In Al-Shabab Suicide Bombing

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By Elite Reporter The governor of the Mudug region in Somalia's Puntland has been killed along with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing, which was claimed by armed group Al-Shabab, according to the police and a security official. "A suicide car bomb hit the governor's car. Governor Ahmed Muse Nur and three of his bodyguards died," police captain Mohamed Osman told the Reuters news agency on Sunday. Security official Muse Ahmed confirmed the death toll. "There are other casualties but the details are still being investigated," he told AFP news agency. In late March, the governor of Puntland was killed in similar circumstances. Al-Shabab has been fighting for years to topple Somalia's internationally-recognised central government and frequently carries out bombin...
Al-Shabab Terrorists Kill Somali Governor In Suicide Attack

Al-Shabab Terrorists Kill Somali Governor In Suicide Attack

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By Elite Reporter A Somali governor was killed in an Al-Shabab suicide bomb attack that occurred on Monday, in Puntland, Somalia. Abdisalan Hassan Hersi,  the Nugaal region governor, was killed after an Al-Shabab bomber rushed to his vehicle and detonated explosives. A local official in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, according to police and medical sources. Reports indicate that Hassan  succumbed to his wounds after being rushed to hospital in Garowe, the capital of Puntland where the blast occurred Sunday. "The doctors tried to save the governor's life, but unfortunately he died from his injuries," Mohamed Weli, a police officer in Puntland, told the media by phone. "He was in a critical condi...
US Airstrike Targets Al-Shabab, Kills Civilians

US Airstrike Targets Al-Shabab, Kills Civilians

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By Elite Reporter Several civilians were killed in a United States airstrike that targeted Al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu, Somalia, early this week. Washington carried out the airstrike near the farming town of Janaale, 95km south of Mogadishu, on Monday claiming the attack killed "five terrorists". However, Abdullahi Abdirahman Ali, who lost his father in the airstrike, said that the victims were civilians travelling in a minibus heading to the capital Mogadishu. "The Americans are lying. They killed my elderly father. He is 70 years old and can barely move. He can't walk without the help of a walking stick. He is not al-Shabab," Abdullahi told the media. "They killed these civilians because they know no one will take action against them," he added, anger palpable in hi...
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