Terror Watch

Shabaab bombs use explosives seized from Kenyan bases, expert says

0 Visits: 196 | Saturday July 01, 2017 - 15:11:40
By KEVIN J. KELLEY for Daily Nation: Material in some of the bombs detonated by Al-Shabaab was seized in raids on Kenyan military bases inside Somalia, according to a researcher who has studied the insurgents' use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Shabab releases first clear image of its former Leader

0 Visits: 202 | Tuesday June 27, 2017 - 01:04:34
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) Shabab releases photo of its late emir Ahmed Abdi Godane "Abu Zubayr";

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US Department of State Removes Former Shabab Leader from its Designated Terrorist List

0 Visits: 437 | Saturday June 24, 2017 - 01:19:20
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) The U.S. State Department confirms that it removed Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, al-Shabaab's former deputy leader, from the most wanted list of international terrorists, US media reported.

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Shabab Attacks Police Station with Suicide Car Bomber, Kills a dozen people among them Regional Officials,

0 Visits: 203 | Friday June 23, 2017 - 09:14:49
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) At least a dozen people were killed on Thursday among them a regional, after a suicide bomber affiliated to the extremist groups rammed the explosive laden car into the gates of a police station at the Maka Mukarama road in Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.

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Suicide Car bomber Attacks local Government Offices, Kills at least 15

0 Visits: 194 | Tuesday June 20, 2017 - 15:09:50
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) At least 15 people were killed and a dozen more were wounded on Tuesday after a suicide bomber hits local government offices in Mogadishu's Wadajir disttict, officials said.

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Somali Military Court Sentences to Death killer of Public Works Minister

0 Visits: 234 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 17:11:29
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) A Somali military court in Mogadishu has concluded a hearing for the murder of the country's youngest Minister late Abbas Abdulahi Sheikh, 31 who was killed in May by guards of another government official in May, local media reported.

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Somali Government Captures Shabab Regional Intelligence Chief - Official

0 Visits: 223 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 16:42:32
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) The government of Somalia on Monday announced that it had captured regional intelligence for the Shabab in a security operation, Security Ministry said in a statement.

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Somalia: Police Seize Explosives, Military Equipment in Bosasso

0 Visits: 253 | Thursday June 01, 2017 - 00:50:52
BOSASSO (Horn Observer Online) — Police in Somalia's semi-autonomous state of Puntland on Wednesday arrested two young men with a lorry transporting explosives-making material, military fatigue and communication devices, and regional security officials said.

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Tens of thousands of women and children are fleeing from South Sudan to Sudan

0 Visits: 250 | Tuesday May 30, 2017 - 17:56:45
Nairobi/Geneva (Horn Observer Online) – Tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children have crossed the border into Sudan since the beginning of the year, fleeing violence and the looming threat of famine.

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Chairman of AU Commission condemns the attacks in Mandera and Garissa, Kenya

0 Visits: 241 | Monday May 29, 2017 - 23:55:41
Addis Ababa (Horn Observer Online) The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the multiple attacks perpetrated by Al-Shabaab terrorists on 24 May 2017 in Mandera, and on 25 May 2017 in Garissa, Kenya, resulting in the death of several police…

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At Least 7 people Killed at Mogadishu Restaurant Attack

0 Visits: 305 | Tuesday May 09, 2017 - 00:52:46
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) At least 7 people were killed including senior military official and several others were wounded after a car fitted with explosives exploded outside a cafeteria in Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said

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Senior Shabab Commander Killed in Bariire Raid - Officials

0 Visits: 432 | Sunday May 07, 2017 - 13:26:12
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) Somalia government said on Sunday that a senior Shabab commander and his associates were killed in recent raid in Lower Shabelle region.

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Chinese navy hands over three pirates to Somali authorities

0 Visits: 267 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 14:28:57
Bosasso (Horn Observer Online + Reuters) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities on Friday, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year, Reuters reported

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United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Death of U.S. Service Member

0 Visits: 285 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 14:07:47
Nairobi (Horn Observer Online) The US Mission to Somalia extended heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the United States military service member killed in Somalia on May 5, the Mission said in a statement

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U.S. service member killed in Somalia

0 Visits: 420 | Friday May 05, 2017 - 16:28:41
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online( An American soldier was on May 4, during an operation against al-Shabaab, Pentagon said

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Most wanted terror suspect Fatuma Mohamed found dead

0 Visits: 446 | Monday April 17, 2017 - 08:18:29
One of Kenya's most wanted terror suspects is dead. Ms Fatuma Mohamed Masou had a Sh2 million bounty on her head, and was the wife of slain terrorist Kassim Omondi, who was killed by police during a raid in 2013.

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Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants in attack near airport

0 Visits: 400 | Sunday April 16, 2017 - 22:26:12
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says security forces shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in the Somali capital early Sunday.

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Car Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Crowded Somali Market

0 Visits: 388 | Saturday November 26, 2016 - 17:25:57
A car bomb has ripped through a crowded market in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years, officials and witnesses said

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Car Explosion Wounds 4 in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 502 | Tuesday October 04, 2016 - 18:18:39
Mogadishu, Somalia (Horn Observer) A Bomb believed to have been attached to a car in Mogadishu exploded wounding the driver and three others witnesses and officials said.

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Media Spoilers in Somalia identified as a Threat to the Security of the Journalists

0 Visits: 17670 | Monday October 03, 2016 - 16:08:20
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The Somali Media Spoilers, who a Dutch court recently handed down a heavy sentence over false allegations against a Somali remittance company, have now faced their second blow after the United Nations Security Council amended their 2014 Somalia report that alleges Somali innocent…

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