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US Says No Participation in Kenya’s Somalia Operation

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has denied taking part in Kenya’s operation against al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia. A U.S. State Department release said Tuesday that the U.S. has helped Kenya build its border defense capacity for years, but added, “The United States is not participating in Kenya’s current operation in Somalia.” A Kenyan army spokesman said […]

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Kenyan Lawmaker Denounces Somali President’s Comments

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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A top Kenyan lawmaker is denouncing Somalia’s president for his opposition to Kenya’s incursion into Somalia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA , Deputy Speaker of Parliament Farah Moallim says the comments of Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed do not reflect the interest of the Somali people. Kenya sent troops into southern Somalia a […]

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Two Explosions in Kenya’s Capital; 1 Dead

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has been rocked by two explosions in crowded downtown areas that have killed one person and wounded more than 20 others. Officials say someone hurled a grenade Monday evening at a Nairobi bus stop. One person died and eight others were rushed to the hospital after the attack. Earlier Monday, an unidentified […]

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New Explosion in Kenya’s Capital; Casualties Reported

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say an explosion has gone off in Kenya’s capital, the same day a grenade attack at a Nairobi bar wounded at least 13 people. Initial reports say the explosion occurred Monday evening at a Nairobi bus stop, killed at least one person, and injured several others. Earlier Monday, an unidentified assailant threw a grenade […]

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Somali President Opposes Kenya Incursion

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s president says his government opposes Kenya’s military incursion to chase down al-Shabab militants. Speaking to reporters in Mogadishu, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said only African Union troops can legally operate in Somalia. The president said Somali government troops do need support from Kenya’s military, but, he added, “not more than that.” Mr. Sharif […]

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France Refutes Reports it Carried out Somalia Airstrikes

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The French embassy in Kenya is refuting media reports that France carried out airstrikes in the Somali city of Kismayo. In a statement Monday, the embassy asked that Kenyan newspapers correct what it described as “the false impression” created by the reports. On Sunday, Kenyan army spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir indicated foreign forces had joined his […]

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Kenya Grenade Attack Follows Al-Shabab Threats

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say it is too early to tell if a grenade attack at a downtown Nairobi bar is linked to al-Shabab, the Somali militant group that recently threatened to strike inside Kenya. Authorities say an unidentified assailant threw a grenade inside the bar early Monday, wounding 13 people. Police say the Russian-made grenade […]

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Kenya Says Foreign Forces Join Fight Against Somali Militants

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya says other foreign military forces have joined an offensive against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia. Military spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir said Sunday that a French naval ship bombed the southern Somali town of Kuday near the rebel stronghold Kismayo. Warplanes have also carried out airstrikes in recent days in Kismayo, but it is not clear who […]

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Grenade Attack Wounds 13 in Kenya

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, say a grenade attack at a nightclub has wounded at least 13 people. Authorities say someone threw a grenade into the club early Monday, days after the U.S. embassy in Kenya warned of an imminent terrorist attack in the country. The U.S. did not specify who might carry out […]

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14 Wounded in Kenya Grenade Attack

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 14 people have been wounded when a grenade was thrown into a nightclub in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The blast early Monday comes a week after Kenya launched a cross-border operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia, after a wave of kidnappings of foreigners on Kenyan soil. The U.S. Embassy in Kenya […]

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