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Pakistan rearrests ex-president Musharraf over Red Mosque deaths

(Reuters) - Pakistan rearrested former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday after accusations that he was personally responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people when he ordered commandos to storm the Red Mosque in 2007.   The operation at the radical mosque in the capital of Islamabad followed a week-long standoff between the mosque's supporters and security forces.   The rearrest came af ...

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Extremist Group Gains Foothold Among Kenyans

NAIROBI, Kenya — When the United States tried to capture a powerful militant in Somalia last weekend, it did not go after the leader of the Shabab extremist group, but a Kenyan national whose ties were as much in his native country as in the Horn of Africa.   Outside of Somalia itself, Kenya sends more fighters to the Shabab than does any other country, analysts say. Young Kenyan men have ridden buses ...

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Roadside bomb hits KDF convoy this morning in Kismayo.

(Kismayo) A roadside bomb hits an AMISOM convoy travelling on in the city of Kismayo. The Amisom forces belonging to Kenya were targeted this morning in a roadside bomb believed to be planted by Al-shabab.   Eye witnesses are reporting that the roadside bomb targeted an AMISOM convoy carrying troops from the KDF while travelling in the Afmadow neighborhood .   “We  saw the armored vehicles coming ...

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Al Shabab fighters attack Lafole town

Mogadishu (Harar24)Fighters belonging to Al Shabab have attacked Lafole town in Lower Shabelle region last night, residents report to Harar News.   Residents who spoke with Harar reporters said the fighters attacked the town early in the morning as the roars of the heavy machine guns were heard by the residents.   Local police spokesman said the government forces and the peacekeepers of AMISOM res ...

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Libyan PM kidnapped by armed men

(Al Jazeera) Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped from a hotel in Tripoli by an armed group and taken to an unknown location, the government has said. A former Libyan rebel group said on Thursday it had "arrested" Zeidan after the government allowed the United States to capture top al-Qaeda suspect Abu Anas al-Liby in Tripoli last weekend. The Libyan Revolutionary Operations Chamber said on F ...

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Sierra Leone ramps up security

 Sierra Leone officials say they are bolstering security in response to the heightened threat posed by Al-Shabaab, the West African nation expressed concern it could be targeted because of the presence its forces under the AMISOM operations in Somalia.       According to Sierra Leone government’s spokesperson the security was beefed up in the country after the Westgate attack in Kenya that ki ...

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Details on grenade attack in Beledweyne last night

There are details coming in from the grenade attacks against the AMISOM base in the city of Beledweyne in Hiran province last night.   Residents of the city of Beledweyne said they heard a large explosion near the base of Djibouti troops whoare part of the AMISOM forces.   “We heard a huge explosion” one witness told Harar24 News over the phone this morning “Afterwards we heard lots of bullets bei ...

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Reports of heavy fighting in Shalambod last night

Heavy battles were reported last night from the city of  Shalambod in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Shalambod reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based on the outskirts of the city of Shalambod.   According to locals who spoke to our correspondent various weapons were used in last night’s attack in the city of Shalambod which is loc ...

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Twin explosions rock the city of Marka

Two large explosions rock the main police headquarter in the city of Marka in Lower Shabelle province.   Residents in the city of Marka said they heard the two large explosions near the main city center in which the police station is located.   Eye witnesses at the scene said they saw smoke coming out from inside the police station where soldiers use to drink tea every afternoon.   “We heard ...

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Libya militants seek to avenge al Qaeda leader capture

(Reuters) - Libyan militants have called for the kidnapping of American citizens in Tripoli and for attacks on gas pipelines, ships and planes to avenge the capture of a senior al Qaeda figure by U.S. special forces in Libya last week.   Nazih al-Ragye, better known by the cover name Abu Anas al-Liby, is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilian ...

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