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Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 at Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

🕔17:28, 20.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A suicide car bombing has hit the Somali capital Mogadishu killing at least 9 people on Tuesday evening, said police officials. The attack happened near the administrative headquarters of Wadajir district after a vehicle laden with explosives

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4 killed, 11 injured after a vehicle runs over explosives in Mandera.

🕔16:38, 16.Jun 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least four people have been killed and 11 others injured after vehicle ran over an Improved Explosive Device (IED) blast in Mandera on Friday afternoon. County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia confirmed the incident happened at around 12Pm.

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Al-Shabaab attackers destroy Safaricom mast in Garissa.

🕔09:59, 1.Jun 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed A group of Al-Shabaab militants on Wednesday night attacked Fafi centre, in Garissa County and destroyed a telecommunication mast. Confirming the attack, Fafi Sub-County OCPD John Ogola said the police have launched a manhunt for the group.

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Five police officers killed in attack on Governor Roba’s convoy.

🕔20:16, 24.May 2017

By Abdiweli Aden Mandera governor Ali Ibrahim Roba has survived an attack on his convoy which killed five security officers on Wednesday after their car over run in an IED blast. The police officers were on the lead vehicles of

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Three AP officers killed, two injured after their vehicle hits IED blast.

🕔13:20, 24.May 2017

By Abdihakim Mohamed At least three soldiers were killed and two others critically injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) allegedly planted by militants struck their vehicle near Kulan dam, Liboi district of Garissa County on Wednesday, security official said.

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Al-Shabaab seizes Somali army base in lower Shebelle.

🕔15:20, 23.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a remote Somali National Army (SNA) bases in lower Shebelle region of Southern Somalia on Tuesday. Tuesday heavy fight erupted after the militants attacked Somali army controlled bases located in Lanta-Buro and N-50 villages.

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Three soldiers killed in Mogadishu explosion

🕔15:41, 17.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Three government soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an explosion in capital Mogadishu. Senior Somali Police officer, Capt. Mohamed Hussein said a vehicle loaded with ammunition exploded after the security forces intercepted at Hawo Tako village of

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At least 4 killed in IED blast in Liboi

🕔16:37, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least four people were killed after a vehicle they were travelling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Tuesday morning. The incident happened in Algabay village, between Liboi and Kulan village of Garissa County.

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Al-Shabaab militants Kill chief, abduct 2 Kenya police reserve in Mandera

🕔09:10, 16.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A senior chief was killed while two Kenyan Police Reserve (KPR) abducted when suspected A-Shabaab militants attacked Omar Jillo village of Lafey Sub-County of Mandera County on Monday evening. The attackers, believed to Al-Shabaab militants, killed Dekow

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Mogadishu suicide bomb blast kills at least 8

🕔22:26, 8.May 2017

By NJ Correspondent At least eight people have been killed and over 20 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack at a busy restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday evening. The vehicle laden with explosives detonated near

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Somalia MP survives assassination attempt in Mogadishu.

🕔09:48, 29.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A member of Somalia’s Federal Parliament has on Friday evening survived an assassination attempt targeted at his vehicle in Taleh area of Mogadishu’s Hodon district. The lawmaker, Mohamed Abukate survived, two of his body-guards and a civilian

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Gunmen shot Intelligence officer in Mogadishu.

🕔12:47, 27.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabaab members have killed a senior intelligence office in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday. The late NISA officer Mohamud Haji Ali was shot dead by two men armed with pistol-wielding. He was shot

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Al-Shabaab fighters ambush Ethiopian convoy in Burdar village of Hiiran region.

🕔15:46, 26.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Al-Shabaab militants have on Wednesday ambushed Ethiopian forces serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Burdar village of Hiiran region. Ethiopian forces and militants were said to have exchanged heavy weaponry including machine guns

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General Gabre criticizes President Farmaajo over disrespect on Ethiopian troops in Somalia.

🕔16:36, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Haile Gabre, Ethiopian General has accused Somalia president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo of disrespecting Ethiopian forces during his recent visits in Baidoa district of Bay region, Somalia. The president visited the town to access the security situation and

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Suspected KDF warplanes strike Al-Shabaab bases in Gedo region.

🕔10:23, 25.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Suspected Kenyan warplanes carried out an overnight airstrike on Al Shabaab bases in a nearby location in Wargadud town of Gedo region, southern Somalia. A local resident told Nep Journal that suspected Kenyan warplanes hit Al-Shabaab stronghold

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Somalia’s military court executes four suspected Al Shabaab militants in Baidoa.

🕔13:35, 24.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somalia’s military court has on Monday morning executed four suspected Al Shabaab militants in Baidoa. They were accused of being the masterminds of February last year’s bomb attack that left 55 people dead and more than 60

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Somalia’s military court executes a soldier for killing a civilian in Afgoye district.

🕔16:10, 22.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: A military Court in Somalia has executed a police officer who killed a civilian in Afgoye last year. Addressing reporters at the execution scene on Saturday, military court official Mumin Hassan said the police officer was executed

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KDF accused of civilian attack in Gedo region, Somalia.

🕔22:09, 20.Apr 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Kenya defense forces were accused of killing at least three civilians in an overnight raid targeting Al Shabaab controlled bases in Gedo region of southwest Somalia. KDF targeted Al Shabaab controlled villages of Daarul-salam and Giriley near

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Al-Shabaab militant hijack Kenya Power vehicle in Elwak town.

🕔23:43, 30.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Suspected Al Shabaab militant have hijacked a vehicle belonging to Kenya power on Thursday evening in Elwak town, Mandera County. Elwak lies approximately halfway between Wajir and Mandera, located in the southern end of the Elwak-Mandera Road

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Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians

🕔15:12, 30.Mar 2017

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and ERIC SCHMITT WASHINGTON — President Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the American military carries out counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants

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Kenya, Somalia open a new charter of cooperation as two border posts and a re-launch of a direct flight between Mogadishu and Nairobi sealed.

🕔18:21, 23.Mar 2017

By PSCU – Nairobi   Kenya and Somalia have today opened a new charter of cooperation by announcing plans to open two border posts and a re-launch of direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya and

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At least ten killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Barawe town of lower Shebelle region.

🕔12:20, 23.Mar 2017

By NJ Correspondent: At least ten people including seven militants and three Somalia’s Military forces were killed in an overnight raid by suspected Al-Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia port of city of Barawe, military officials confirms. Somalia’s Col Abdirahman Rooble

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Al Shabaab beheads four men for spying in Jamame town, Kismaayo

🕔18:42, 6.Feb 2017

By NJ Correspondent: Somali based Al-Qaida linked group, Al-Shabaab have on Sunday evening executed four men accused of spying for the US, Kenya and NISA publically in Jamame town about 70 Kilometers North of Regional state of Jubbaland, Kismaayo. Through

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Al-Shabaab claims to have killed 3 soldiers in a blast in Goobweyn village, Kismaayo.

🕔02:25, 5.Feb 2017

By Nep Journal Correspondent: Al Qaida-linked terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed to have killed at least three soldiers and wounded several others on a bomb fixed on a roadside on Saturday evening. The bomb was targeted on a military convoy patrolling

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Al-Shabaab threatens to double attacks in Mogadishu.

🕔18:03, 4.Feb 2017

By Nep Journal Correspondent: Al-Shabaab militants have threatened to execute more attacks in Mogadishu targeting Somali government and African Union peace keepers. The militant group who have stepped up to increased their attacks targeting government officials and AMISOM forces for

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Mandera residents ask for curfew review as Governor lauds County Security arrangement

🕔22:35, 12.Dec 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Residents of Mandera County now want the government to review the timing of a curfew imposed in the area recently to curb rising cases of insecurity. Local leaders and elders made the calls during this year’s Jamhuri

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4 militants killed, ammunition cache seized by Kenyan forces in Kobo area operation

🕔14:53, 20.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Four Al Shabaab militants were killed in a security operation in Kobo near Elwak Town of Mandera County while 11 others were injured. Confirming the incident, North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the militants engaged Kenyan

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At least 9 gunmen nabbed in Qoryoley town security operations

🕔18:46, 19.Nov 2016

By NJ Correspondent: Somali security forces have arrested nine gunmen in a security operation they launched to smoke out Alshabaab militants and sympathisers in the town of Qoryoley in lower Shabelle region. Locals told the media nine armed gunmen were

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Al shabaab militants capture Goof-gadud town of South West Somalia

🕔16:56, 30.Oct 2016

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent: Alshabaab terror group fighting in Somalia have on Sunday taken control of Goof-gadud town in South West Somalia after a fierce clash between the militants and South West state security forces aided by the Somali National Army.

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Security beefed up following brief Al Shabaab takeover of border town

🕔12:26, 20.Sep 2016

By Abdiqafar Gababa: Security has been beefed up in Mandera County and Kenyan forces put on high alert following Friday’s brief Al Shabaab takeover of Borache town which borders Kenya’s Elwak town. Speaking to the media, Mandera county Commissioner Fredrick

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Government urged to set up inquiry into enforced disappearances and killings.

🕔21:44, 31.Aug 2016

By Mbarak Abucheri Human right organizations has urged Kenyan government to set up a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate and bring to justice all those suspected of criminal responsibility for extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances. The call was made

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Fears of imminent attack emerges as Al-shabaab destroys Safaricom mast, borehole in Mandera village

🕔14:19, 25.Jun 2016

By Nep Journal Correspondent: Days after killing five police officers escorting a bus near Kutulo Town of Mandera County, Al-shabaab militia men sneaked into the country again on Friday night destroying a Safaricom owned communication mast at Damasa in Mandera

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AMISOM confirms inflicting heavy losses on Al-shabaab in botched attack on Halgan camp

🕔17:17, 9.Jun 2016

By Nep Journal Correspondent: Hours after Al-shabaab staged another El Adde like attack on AMISOM’s Halgan base manned by Ethiopian forces, the AU mission has confirmed its forces successfully repulsed the attackers with heavy losses. AMISOM’s spokesperson Colonel Joe Kibet

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Police ward off Al-shabaab in attack near Lafey, Mandera

🕔15:54, 5.Jun 2016

By Nep Journal correspondent: Police in Mandera battled Al-shabaab for more than half an hour on Friday following an ambush on their two vehicles near Arabia town. The militants planted explosives on the road damaging a police car before engaging

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President Kenyatta honors late teacher Salah Farah for shielding Christians

🕔01:43, 1.Apr 2016

By Suleiman Hassan: A teacher who succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained while shielding fellow Christian passengers when the bus they were traveling in was attacked by Al-shabaab was today honored posthumously. In his speech during the State of the Nation

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Kerrow lashes out at Nation over cartoon depicting shifta war and Al-shabaab insurgency in same light

🕔07:07, 24.Jan 2016

  By: Ibrahim A. Issack   Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow has sent a strong message of criticism over an editorial cartoon published by the Daily Nation newspaper on Saturday. The vocal Senator termed the cartoon as “grossly misleading and offensive”.

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Root causes of Conflict and Insecurity in the Horn of Africa and Yemen

🕔19:56, 10.Jan 2016

By Abdullahi Ali Soyan In a geographic sense, the Horn of Africa is the north-eastern part of the African continent which faces the Red Sea to the east, the Indian Ocean to the south-east and the Nile Basin to the

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Police officers injured, vehicles burnt as Al-shabaab continues sneaking into the country

🕔10:05, 26.May 2015

By Hamza Yare Up to eight police officers sustained injuries after their vehicle hit a landmine at a village in Yumbis, Fafi Sub-county in Garissa. Four police vehicles were also burnt in the Monday afternoon incident. The officers were heading

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How police helped Al Shabaab smuggle their arsenal

🕔14:35, 3.Feb 2015

By Cyrus Ombati Al Shabaab terrorists bribed Kenyan police officers who helped them smuggle explosives into Kenya last year, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua has revealed. He said that after being bribed, the police at the Kenya-Somalia border, handcuffed

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