Mogadishu intelligence base foils attack by Shebab trio

Jun 22, 2015

Mogadishu intelligence base foils attack by Shebab trio

Shebab militants launched a major suicide attack on Sunday against a military intelligence base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, setting off a car bomb before storming inside, security officials said. The interior ministry said the three attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, were all ...

Jun 17, 2015

MSDF anti-piracy mission off Somalia to be extended by another year

Japan plans to extend by another year the deployment of Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel to combat piracy in waters off Somalia in East Africa, a Japanese government source said Tuesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet is expected to approve the extension in early July ...

Apr 2, 2015

At least 15 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack university in Kenya

Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. The president said it is now a hostage situation. Even as security forces cornered the gunmen in a dormitory at ...

Mar 19, 2015

U.S. drone kills Somali militant linked to Kenya mall attack

A drone strike in Somalia last week killed a senior al-Shabab figure linked to the notorious 2013 attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The U.S. drone raid on March 12 struck a vehicle carrying Adan Garar, who was ...

North Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

Mar 17, 2015

North Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

The governor of northern Kenya’s Mandera county on Monday attacked what he called a “hopeless” security situation due to a wave of cross-border attacks by Somalia’s al-Shabab militants. Speaking in the capital Nairobi, Ali Roba said he had survived six attempts on his life ...