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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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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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Ahmed Madobe refuses to attend Mogadishu conference

Kismayo (Harar24) The leader of the Jubba interim administration in Somalia Ahmed Madobe has said on Monday that his administration will not attend a reconciliation conference projected by the federal government of Somalia.   Following the Addis Ababa agreement signed by the federal government and the leader of the Jubba interim administration, the government recently pronounced to host a large and inc ...

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IED attack in Beled Hawo

­­Beled Hawo (Harar24) At least three Governmental soldiers were killed  and three others were wounded after an IED explosion targeted a small coffee shop near the central police station in the Kenyan border town of Beled Hawo , in Gedo region of southwestern Somalia on Monday night, locals report.   According to the Beled Hawo police commissioner Jamal Hassan Sarey, the explosion was caused by an IED ...

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Somali Prime Minister dismisses resignation claims.

Mogadishu (Harar24) Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has today rebuffed reports claiming his resignation following growing pressure from the parliament. Recently more and more members of the parliament have been turning against the Prime Minister for not doing enough to fight corruption he promised will eliminate. Since coming to the office security situation in Mogadishu have deteriorated and corru ...

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AU envoy denied access to Kismaayo

The Kenyan forces based in Kismayo in the Jubba region have denied the Chief of Staff of the Somali Forces Abdirazaq Khalif and Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti of the African Union forces access to the Southern Somali city of Kismayo. Sources in the city reported that the  Kenyan forces ordered the two men to return back to Mogadishu after detaining them in Kismayo’s airport for hours. A few months earlier ...

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Reports of grenade attacks in Kismayo and Mogadishu

Residents in Kismayo and Mogadishu were last night awoken to the sound of grenade attacks in their respective cities. Hand grenades were hurled at the main Wadajir Police Headquarter in what the locals say was an Al-Shabaab attack took place in the Wadajir district in Mogadishu.   Locals reported casualties among the Somali soldiers in the station. “We have seen a few soldiers being taken from the stat ...

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