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Somalia: US training base hit in jihadist attack

Jihadists in Somalia on Monday carried out an attack on a U.S. army base used by it’s special forces to train Somali commandos. The militants also in a separate incident attacked an Italian military convoy as well in the capital Mogadishu. Officials say no casualties were reported in both attacks. The Baledogle base was serving as a training base for Somali forces and housed Ugandan peacekeepers. “Two suicide car bombs … tried to attack Baledogle airport but they detonated outside the airport gate,” police Major Abdullahi Nur told Reuters. Somali…

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Somalia: Car bomb explosion kills several at checkpoint

A car bomb explosion at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu has killed several people. According to media reports a shootout took place between security forces and three attackers, who got out of a vehicle laden with explosives. There are reports of the attackers dying with at least two civilians also reported to have been killed. Police are yet to speak on the incident but local media reported that the attackers were targeting a tax office. The militant al-Shabab group is known to often carry out…

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Somalia: At least 17 killed in bomb attack in Mogadishu

At least 17 people are reported dead following a bomb blast outside a hotel near the international airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The blast on Monday according to medical officials also left 27 others wounded. The city’s Madina hospital is where most of the bodies and those injured were taken to. The Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-shabab is known for carrying out deadly attacks in Somalia and eastern part of Africa. Al-Shabaab’s deadly suicide car bomb in Mogadishu comes just 4 days…

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Africa Alliance of YMCAs Statement of prayers on Kenya’s terrorist attack

YMCAs Statement of prayers on KenyaATLANTA – With the death toll currently at 68, 175 injured, and a thousand hostages brought to safety, the Kenya Westgate shopping mall drama has gripped us all around the world since midday on Saturday. We express our deepest sympathy to the families of all killed or injured, as well as those traumatised by the event, for which Somalia’s radical youth unit al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. With the group of 10-15 gunmen and women still cornered by the rescue forces in a particular area, there is still an unknown number of people dead, injured and held hostage in the centre.

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