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Somalia: African Union base attacked by Islamist militants

Somalia: African Union base attacked by Islamist militants

Al-Shabab Islamist militants targeted an African Union base in central Somalia where Burundian soldiers house, news agencies reported. Witnesses said there was heavy fighting at the base, which is about 130 km (80 miles) northeast of the capital, Mogadishu. According to the local military commander, Mohamed Ali, militants launched the …

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Somalia: Al-Shabab denies plan to attack President and PM

Somalia: Al-Shabab denies plan to attack President and PM

The al-Qaeda-allied al-Shabab militant group has dismissed reports that it was planning an attack against the Somali president and prime minister. Pro-al-Shabab Somali Memo website quoted an unnamed senior al-Shabab commander who termed the claim by the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) “laughable”. The Shabab commander said Nisa …

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Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

Somalia: several killed in Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu

At least five people have been killed and more than 16 others injured during attacks by al-Shabab Islamist militants on the outskirts of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Police say the early morning attacks targeted police stations and security checkpoints. Al-Shabab spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, said the fighters hit government targets in …

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