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Kenya sets fire to 5,000 illegal weapons in crime fight

Kenya sets fire to 5,000 illegal weapons in crime fight

Kenya destroyed some 5,250  illegal weapons by fire on Tuesday as part of efforts to fight crimes like cattle rustling, carjackings and to eliminate threats from terrorism. The burning destroyed weapons confiscated by law enforcement officials or voluntarily surrendered to agents collecting illegal small arms and light weapons. “Here in Kenya, small arms are implicated […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya

Oct 25, –  Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed the responsibility for the early-morning attack on the Bishaaro Guest House, saying its fighters targeted Christians, according to the group’s radio station, Andalus. Islamic extremist gunmen from neighboring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya’s northern Mandera County, an official said Tuesday. The gunmen […]

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Four police officers killed in Somalia suicide car bombing

Four police officers killed in Somalia suicide car bombing

Oct 18, – “Many militants have entered the town. Heavy fighting is taking place,” police major Nur Osman told Reuters. Afgoye is about 30 kilometers southwest of the capital Mogadishu. A suicide attacker rammed a bomb-laden car into a police station in the Somali town of Afgoye on Tuesday, killing at least four police officers, […]

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 12- police

Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 12- police

Aug 25, – The attack began at around 6:30 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) on Wednesday with a large explosion that officials said was a car bomb followed by gunfire, as suspected militants battled into the complex where foreign staff and pupils were working. Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on […]

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Suicide bombers in Afghanistan kill nine, wound 23

Suicide bombers in Afghanistan kill nine, wound 23

Feb 08, – Six civilians died and nine were injured in a blast outside a bakery shop in Yahyakhil district of Paktika province, an area near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan, district governor Musa Khan Kharuti said. Two suicide bombers targeting Afghan government and military employees killed at least nine people on Monday and wounded […]

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Islamist gunmen kill 17 in Somalia beach restaurant attack

Islamist gunmen kill 17 in Somalia beach restaurant attack

Jan 22, – Al Shabaab, a militant group aligned with al Qaeda, said its fighters set off two car bombs at the Beach View Cafe on Mogadishu’s popular Lido beach, and engaged in a gun battle for hours with government troops trying to flush them out. At least 17 people were killed in the Somali […]

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Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Aug 10, – The wave of bombings in Kabul and provincial centers follows a change of leadership in the Afghan Taliban, after the recent revelation of the death of their founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and a dispute over the leadership of the insurgency. A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, […]

August 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
At least 13 dead in al Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

At least 13 dead in al Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

Jul 26, – A Reuters witness said blood and pieces of flesh were spattered around the site of the blast targeting the Jazeera hotel. Nearby was the wreckage of four cars. The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and […]

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