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Top 3 Al-Shabaab Militants Apprehended in S. Somalia

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Somali National Army (SNA) have arrested three senior Al-Shabaab members in an operation conducted on Sunday evening in the country's southern region of Bakol,...
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Southern Somalia: 52 Al Shabaab Rebels Killed by U.S. Airstrike

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The United States army said it conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists in southern Somalia on Saturday, killing 52 militants. The U.S. Africa Command...
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Somali forces kill 4 suspected Al-Shabaab militants

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Somali forces on Tuesday killed four suspected Al-Shabaab militants shortly after the militants shot dead three civilians. The three civilians died when the militants opened...
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Kenyan AU soldiers kill 7 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

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Kenyan soldiers, who are part of the Africa Union Mission in Somalia, killed seven Al-Shabaab militants in Badhaadhe area of southern Somalia during fighting...
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At least 7 killed in heavy fighting in Somali town

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At least seven people were killed in heavy fighting between the Somali army and Al-Shabaab militants on Thursday night, an official said Friday. Four militants...
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Al-Shabaab militants kill soldier, civilian in Somali capital

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Somali security forces are pursuing Al-Shabaab militants who killed a soldier and a civilian in the capital Mogadishu, a local official said Sunday. ...
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Somali military official killed by Al-Shabaab militants

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A military official of Somalia's Puntland state was on Sunday shot dead by Al-Shabaab militants in Bosaso town, a state official confirmed. ...
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AU troops kill 6 Al-Shabaab militants, seize location in S Somalia

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AMISOM force spokesperson Joe Kibet told Xinhua by phone that the joint forces took the Bula-Gadud location and recovered weapons during the operation in...

Somali Forces Recapture El-Wak From Al-Shabaab Militants

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said the Somali forces pushed back the militants who seized the town on Friday after an attack...

Kenya foils dread assault on police headquarters in NE district

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Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet confirmed the incident, saying the security forces fought off the militants who had stormed Diffu Police Station in...
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Somali security forces arrests two rebels in Mogadishu

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Yaqshid District Police Commander, Mohamed Yusuf Nur, told reporters the security forces recovered pistols the two men had hidden inside the mosque after the...

Heavy Fighting In Somalia Lives 20 Al-Shabaab Militants Dead

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Somali National Army (SNA) Commander in Division 60 based in Bay region, Ismail Khalif Shire told the state media that 20 Al-Shabaab militants attempted...
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Work on Kenya’s security wall construction along Somali border continues

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Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said the building of the 700km wall on the Kenya-Somalia border from Mandera in northeast Kenya to Kiunga in...
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Security forces kills 115 in central Somalia in flushing-out Al-Shabaab rebels

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President of Galmudug State of Somalia Abdikarim Hussein Guled said the intense fighting ended on Sunday after some of the remaining terrorists fled into...
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Kenya cites intrusion of Al-Shabaab rebels

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Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett, on Tuesday urged Kenyans to remain vigilant, saying the militants may stage attacks in Kenya. ...
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UN envoy lauds Puntland’s “rapid response” against Al-Shabaab

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Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, praised the response by Puntland, which said Monday its forces killed over 70...

Kenyan slay 13 Al-Shabaab fighters in Somali

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Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman Col. David Obonyo said the soldiers had engaged the militants at Sarira in Lecta Belt, about 30km north of...
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Al-Shabaab Militants Take Over Key Somali Towns

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Mayor of Garacad town Abdinur Abdullahi Hersi said the coastal town, which is located in the Mudug region, was seized without resistance by dozens...
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Officials confirms the killing of 2 Al-Shabaab rebels in Somalia

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Colonel Mohamed Omar Abdullle told journalists that heavy fighting ensued following an ambush by Somali forces on Al-Shabaab base in El Ali village Saturday...

Al-shabaab’s bomb expert gunned down

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Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman Col. David Obonyo said the Kenyan soldiers under AMISOM operations struck the militants' operations and training camp at...

Al-Shabaab captures coastal city in S. Somalia – official

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Lower Shabelle region Mayor Ibrahim Adan Ali told media that AMISOM and Somali government troops withdrew from the city. "AMISOM and Somalia National...
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Somalia Army Killed Eight Al-Shabaab Militants

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Officials confirmed the death of the militants after a fierce exchange of gunfire with security forces in the town of Mahaday located in the...
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Al-Shabaab Militants Kills three in Lamu, Kenya

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One of the locals was beheaded while the other two were shot dead at close range by heavily armed Al-Shabaab members, police said. ...

Kenya Security Recovers Cache of Weapons From Al-Shabaab Militants

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North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh who displayed the weapons on Tuesday said two American colt pistols, two live grenades, two detonators, 137 assorted...

Kenya to launch new operation to flush out Al-Shabaab in border

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Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shishia said the objective of the new security operation is to undermine the capacity of Al-Qaeda-linked terror group to launch...
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South Somali Gun Battle; Nine Al-Shabaab Militants Killed

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Officials said the Al-Qaida linked militants attempted to capture the town guarded by Somalia national and African Union troops when the fighting ensued. Spokesman of...
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Kenyan authorities pursues attackers of commuter bus in Mandera

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North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the bus driver who was among the injured did not stop after the 7 a.m. shooting incident...
The body of one of the campus attack terrorists is seen at a mortuary in Garissa county hospital, Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said on Friday the death toll of the attack at the Garissa University College includes 142 students, three policemen and three soldiers from Kenya Defense Forces. The four terrorists from 'al-Shabaab' were all killed during the rescue operation, the official confirmed. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)(dh)

At least 2 dead, 4 others injured in bus attack in northeast Kenya

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Police said the attack on Makkah Bus Company was hijacked by the militants between Kotulo and El-Wak in Mandera county on the Somali border....

Kenya hunting for Al-Shabaab militants in border region

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The militants targeted a military convoy on Monday in Hulugho near the border with Somalia. North Eastern Regional Coordinator, Mohamud Saleh, on...
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Kenyan soldiers in AU mission kill 9 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

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It was during an operation at Jungal, some 30 northwest of Bardhere city, by AMISON and the Somali troops, according to Kenya Defence Force...