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Police warn of possible terror attacks in Kenya after KDF incursions in Somalia

Police have warned that terror group al Shabaab may retaliate following attacks by Kenyan troops and the Somali National Army. The militants have been fleeing Somalia towards Kenya and pose a real threat, said National Police Service spokesman George Kinoti. Security agencies asked the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious people or objects. They asked security guards to ...

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British jihadi suicide attack on Iraqi military convoy

The picture of a British citizen has been posted on line, celebrating a successful suicide attack against an Iraqi military convoy in Anbar, Iraq. The militant nicknamed “Abu Musa Al-Britani” drove a car with explosives killing 30 to 50 troops. The suicide bomber was a second generation migrant, of half Yemeni, half Somali origin. He has never lived in Somalia. ...

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AD CP, Mohamoud talk ties

ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received the visiting President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, at Al Shati Palace. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Somali President and his accompanying delegation. Sheikh Mohamed and President Mohamoud discussed bilateral relations and ways to ...

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Somali militants overrun military base, killing at least one

The Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Somali military base southwest of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday night, killing at least one person and seizing vehicles and other equipment, the government and the militants said. The attack on the base in Laanta Buuro, about 45 km (28 miles) from the capital, came shortly after African Union troops from Kenya said they ...

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Mohammad receives Somalia President

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received Hassan Shaikh Mohamoud, President of Somalia, and his delegation at Beach Palace. The leaders discussed fraternal relations between the two countries and ways to boost them to serve the interests of both nations and peoples. Shaikh ...

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UAE Ambassador in Somalia meets with UN Special Representative

Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to Somalia, has met with Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, at the embassy headquarters in Mogadishu, to discuss relations between the UAE and the United Nations Office in Somalia. The UN Special Representative expressed his thanks to the UAE for its efforts in supporting the Somali government and ...

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KDF troops kill 34 Al-Shabaab militants in separate shootouts in Somalia

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops killed 34 Al-Shabaab militants in separate shootout incidents in Somalia at the weekend and recovered weapons from them. Officials said two KDF personnel were also killed in one of the clashes that happened on Saturday afternoon. Five other KDF personnel were injured and airlifted for medical attention. The latest happened Sunday in Sarira, Lacta ...

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Ex-Tory MP accused by UN of encouraging pirates back to sea

Firm set up by fisheries minister Tony Baldry criticised by United Nations Security Council for deal that allows foreign fishing vessels into waters off Somaliland A former Government minister has been accused of tempting Somali pirates back into action after setting up a firm that gives foreign fishing vessels licences to operate off their coastline. Sir Tony Baldry’s company has ...

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