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Al-Shabaab says Nairobi attack was part of series of attacks against western targets in Africa

Mogadishu (Harar24) - in new statement by Al-Shabaab on the deadly Nairobi attack The group says that it “carried out this operation – codenamed Operation ‘Jerusalem will never be Judaized’ – in accordance with the guidelines of Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri,”  and hints that more attacks are Imminent . The Somali-based islamist group Al-Shabaab, which took responsibility for the deadly Nairobi hotel complex att ...

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Nineteen people still missing after deadly militant attack in Kenya – Red Cross

NAIROBI - Nineteen people remain unaccounted for two days after Somali militants attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi and killed at least 21 people, the Red Cross said on Thursday, raising the possibility of a considerably higher death toll. Al Shabaab, a Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate fighting to impose strict Islamic law, said it carried the assault on the upscale dusitD2 compound over U.S. President Don ...

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Kenya Red Cross says 50 people remain missing following deadly attack at hotel complex

NAIROBI, Kenya — Dozens of people remain missing one day after a deadly attack on a popular hotel complex in Nairobi, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society. Tuesday's attack started with car bombs before armed men invaded the DusitD2 hotel complex, which includes bars, restaurants, offices and banks. A total of 94 people were reported missing in the immediate hours following the attack, the Red Cross Soc ...

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Police battle gunmen who stormed Nairobi hotel complex

Kenyan security forces are battling to retake control of an upscale hotel and office complex in Nairobi after gunmen stormed the compound on Tuesday afternoon, in what officials say is a "suspected terror attack." Heavy gunfire and an explosion sent people running for their lives from the complex in an affluent neighborhood in the Kenyan capital. Footage from the scene showed armed officers escorting office ...

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Somalia’s South West State: A New President Installed, a Crisis Inflamed

On 19 December, local lawmakers in Somalia’s restive South West state elected Abdiasis Mohammed “Laftagareen” president in a controversial poll that is certain to sow new instability. Laftagareen, former MP and Minister, would not have won without the Federal Government of Somalia’s manipulations. Mogadishu tilted the balance in his favour by arresting his popular Salafi opponent, Mukhtar Robow “Abu Mansur” ...

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At least 13 killed in Mogadishu car bomb claimed by al Shabaab

MOGADISHU - At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president’s residence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday. “The death toll has risen to 13 people including civilians and soldiers. Seventeen others were injured. The casualties are from the two blasts,” Major Mohamed Hussein, a police officer, told Reu ...

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Somalia scrambles to prevent al-Shabab’s former No. 2 from running for office

NAIROBI — Mukhtar Robow, the former spokesman and deputy leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, is a surprisingly popular man. After quitting the group in 2013 and formally recognizing Somalia’s government last year, he has successfully shed his association with a militancy that proudly claims countless suicide bombings and institutes a merciless interpretation of sharia law across areas it controls ...

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Somalia violence: Deadly Baidoa clashes over Robow arrest

At least 11 people, including soldiers and civilians, died in Baidoa during clashes involving supporters of Mukhtar Robow, sources told the BBC. The government has accused Mr Robow of being a security threat. He is seeking the presidency of South West state in next week's election. News of Mr Robow's arrest early on Thursday triggered street protests in Baidoa, the regional capital. A Somali radio station t ...

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Short of Time, Somalia Delays Landmark Regional Vote as Tensions Rise

MOGADISHU - Somalia’s South West state will delay a key presidential vote for the third time because it is not sufficiently prepared, the semi-autonomous region’s election committee said on Saturday. Tensions between the federal government and state authorities have mounted in recent weeks after Mogadishu tried to block the candidacy of former al Shabaab Islamist militant Mukhtar Robow. "After the committee ...

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Al Shabaab gunmen kill cleric, nine others at religious center in Somalia: police

MOGADISHU: Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a religious centre in central Somalia on Monday, killing a cleric and 10 of his followers, a spokesman for the militant Islamist group said. "A car bomb rammed into the centre of the man who insulted the prophet. Our militants are now inside and fighting goes on," Al Shabaab spokesman Abdiasis Abu Musab told Reuters He later said the cleric Abdiweli was killed in the at ...

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