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Journalist dies from injuries after al Shabaab suicide bomb attack – Somalia

Somali journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim died on Wednesday from injuries he sustained after an al Shabaab suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in central Somalia town of Beletwein on Sunday. The 24-year-old broadcast journalist working with Jubbaland TV and Radio Codka Hiiraan was waiting for a press conference together with …

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Somalia: Army repels al Shabaab after attack, at least 17 killed

Somali government forces have regained control of a town on the border with Kenya after al Shabaab militants stormed an army base there on Monday, causing heavy clashes in which at least 17 people died, the military said. Islamist insurgents attacked the base at Balad Hawo early in the morning …

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Al-Shabaab storms Somali border town, kills 24 Somali soldiers

Al-Shabaab captured the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after it detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there early Monday, the al Qaeda-linked group’s spokesman said. The group also said 24 Somali soldiers were killed but there was no independent confirmation available immediately. …

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Al-Shabaab militants behead three, burn houses in fresh attacks – Kenya

Somali Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab reportedly beheaded three people and burnt several houses in fresh overnight attacks in Kenya’s coastal region of Lamu. The Kenyan Coast Regional Police Commander Larry Kieng confirmed the attack today saying security officers are pursuing the attackers saying ‘we have launched investigation into the attack at Maleli …

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Three U.S. airstrikes kill seven al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Three U.S. air strikes killed seven al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said on Thursday. The strikes hit targets 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Mogadishu on Wednesday and Thursday in an operation conducted in cooperation with Somali forces, it said in a statement. Islamist militant group …

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Renegade al-Shabaab leader defects to government

A renegade leader of Somalia’s Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabaab, has surrendered to the government. Ahmed Mohamed, a senior government security official, said that Mukhtar Robow arrived Sunday in the government-controlled town of Hudur in southwestern Somalia. He said Robow was airlifted from the Bakool jungle area where he and hundreds …

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