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Kenya Says Soldier Killed Somali Civilians

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan military says one of its soldiers has killed six civilians in a village in southern Somalia. The killings occurred Sunday in Jana Abdalla, located 60 kilometers northwest of Kismayo. Colonel Cyrus Oguna, spokesman for the Kenyan Defense Forces, tells VOA that the incident happened after al-Shabab militants opened fire on soldiers and civilians […]

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Somali Cmdr: Al-Shabab Defense Lines in Kismayo Destroyed

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Somali commander says government and African Union troops have destroyed al-Shabab’s defense lines in the key port city Kismayo. Colonel Yasin Noor Gas spoke with VOA from the frontlines on Tuesday. He said pro-government forces were in the village of Jana Abdalle, about 60 kilometers outside Kismayo and planned to move in within two […]

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Somali Rebels Flee AU Advance in Kismayo

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union’s Kenyan forces continued their advance on the Somali port town of Kismayo as rebel forces appear to leave the area. African Union forces were just 40 kilometers west of the city, Tuesday, while rebel fighters were reportedly fleeing ahead of their advance. A spokesman for a pro-government militia said there were currently […]

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Kenyan Police Thwart ‘Imminent’ Terrorist Attack

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya’s capital have seized a supply of suicide vests, weapons and ammunition and arrested two Somali nationals who were allegedly planning to use them in a terrorist attack. Nairobi Deputy Provincial police officer Moses Ombati said Friday the supplies and suspects were found in an overnight raid on an apartment in the Eastleigh […]

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38 Killed in Kenya’s Ethnic Clashes

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Clashes between farmers and herders in southeastern Kenya escalated Monday when 38 people were killed, including children and police officers. The Red Cross said more than 150 homes were burned during a morning attack by farmers on their livestock herding neighbors in Kenya’s Tana Delta coastal region. One villager described the attackers as wearing green […]

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More than 30 People Killed in Kenyan Ethnic Clashes

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials with the Red Cross say at least 32 people were killed in ethnic clashes in Kenya’s coastal southeastern region Monday. Hundreds of homes were burned during an attack on a village in Kenya’s Tana Delta coastal region. The Red Cross says seven police officers are among the dead. The region has been hit by […]

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Ethnic Clashes in Kenya Kill 10 in Apparent Revenge Attack

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in southeastern Kenya have killed at least 11 people in an apparent revenge attack that is part of a long-running ethnic dispute over grazing land and water. Kenya’s Red Cross and government officials say fighters from the Orma community carried out the attack on the rival Pokomo clan early Friday in the remote Tana […]

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Kenyan Ship Shells Somali Militant Stronghold

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan warship has fired shells at the Somali town of Kismayo, the largest remaining stronghold of Somali militant group al-Shabab. The warship fired ten rounds of shells at the coastal town on Monday, apparently after being provoked by an al-Shabab gunboat. No one was injured. Kenyan Army spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir confirmed the ship’s identity […]

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One Killed As Kenyan Police Clash With Mombasa Rioters

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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, text below VIDEO: Attached below, script in asset manager WEB: KENYA: http://gdb.voanews.eu/8D17B52D-4892-468D-A390-3AFE8C2AC841.png TYPE: OCN )) Kenyan police have clashed with Muslim youths in the port city of Mombasa, in a second day of riots sparked by the killing of a radical Muslim cleric. Police say an officer was killed Tuesday in a grenade attack […]

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Kenyans Continue Protests Against Killing of Radical Muslim Cleric

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rioters in the Kenyan port city, Mombasa, are taking to the streets for a second day Tuesday to protest the killing of a radical Muslim cleric. Groups of stone-throwing youths clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse the crowds in the city’s central business district. Some shops were closed because of the unrest. […]

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