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Blast Kills Kenyan Soldier Near Somali Border

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan military says one soldier was killed and several others wounded Thursday when their truck drove over an explosive device, near Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Ethiopia. A statement from spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir said the explosion happened as the soldiers were on patrol in the town of Mandera. He said five seriously wounded soldiers […]

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Eleven Kenyan Soldiers Wounded In Truck Blast Near Somalia

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials and local media say eleven Kenyan soldiers were wounded early Thursday when an explosive device went off under their truck as they patrolled an area near Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Ethiopia. There are no immediate reports of fatalities in the attack, which took place near the town of Mandera. Authorities suspect the improvised […]

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Violence in Southern Somalia Kills 11

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An unidentified fighter jet has bombed a rebel-held town in Somalia, killing one person, while a blast in the capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least 10. Residents say the warplane struck the al-Shabab-controlled village of Yaqle on Tuesday. The village is located in Somalia’s Gedo region near the Kenya border. Separately Tuesday, a roadside bomb […]

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Violence in Southern Somalia Kills 11

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An unidentified fighter jet has bombed a rebel-held town in Somalia, killing one person, while a blast in the capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least ten civilians. Residents say the warplane struck the al-Shabab-controlled village of Yaqle on Tuesday. It is located in Somalia’s Gedo region near the Kenya border. Separately on Tuesday, a roadside […]

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Fighter Jet Strikes Rebel-Held Village in Southern Somalia

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in southern Somalia say an unidentified fighter jet has bombed a rebel-held village, killing at least one person. The warplane hit the al-Shabab-controlled village of Yaqle on Tuesday. It is located in Somalia’s Gedo region near the Kenya border. Kenyan forces entered southern Somalia in October to hunt for al-Shabab militants, and since then […]

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East Africa Leaders See ‘Historic’ Opportunity in Somalia

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Three East African leaders say the fight against al-Shabab militants presents a “historic opportunity” to restore peace and stability in Somalia. Kenya’s president Mwai Kibaki, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, and Somalia’s Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed met in Nairobi Wednesday. They say they are confident the Kenyan and Somali military action against the insurgents could end 20 […]

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East Africa Leaders See ‘Historic’ Opportunity in Somalia

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Three east African leaders say the fight against al-Shabab militants presents a “historic opportunity” to restore peace and stability in Somalia. The presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Somalia met in Nairobi Tuesday. Afterward, they expressed confidence that the ongoing offensive by Kenya and Somalia against the insurgents could end 20 years of lawlessness in Somalia. […]

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Explosion Hits Militant-Held Area in Somalia

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say a large explosion has hit near an area held by al-Shabab militants outside of Somalia’s capital. The witnesses said the blast happened Sunday near Afgoye, about 30 kilometers from Mogadishu. They described a light in the sky followed by a heavy explosion. Kenya’s military has threatened to carry out airstrikes on […]

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Kenya Asks Arab Nations for Support in Somalia

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya is calling for more support from Arab nations to help pursue al-Shabab militants who are carrying out attacks near the Kenya-Somalia border. A top official in Kenya’s Foreign Ministry, Lindsay Kiptiness, says Kenya is trying to gain support from the Arab League and predominantly Muslim nations such as Turkey and Iran that have backed […]

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Kenyan Grenade Attack Kills 2

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan authorities suspect militants are behind a grenade attack on a house near a church in eastern Kenya, killing two people and wounding at least two others. Officials say it happened in the town of Garissa around midnight Saturday. A second grenade found nearby did not explode. The violence comes as many people were planning […]

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