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Somalia closes militant group al-Shabab’s bank accounts

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Somali government said Saturday that it had closed 250 bank accounts belonging to al-Shabab to cut off the militant group’s funding sources. Additionally, 70 mobile money accounts of the militants were shut down as part of the government’s efforts to block their financial flow, …

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Death toll from Mogadishu car bomb attacks hit 100 as attacks condemned

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Twin car bomb explosions targeting Somalia’s Education Ministry building on Saturday killed at least 100 people and injured more than 300 others, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Sunday. The fatalities are likely to rise, Mohamud told media after visiting the bombing site early Sunday. Several …

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ATMIS fetes Ugandan troops for pacifying Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) on Thursday honored the outgoing Ugandan soldiers for their contribution to peace and stability efforts in the country. The Uganda ATMIS contingent commander, Keith Katungi, lauded the outgoing battle group for conducting offensive operations against al-Shabab terrorists and …

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Kenyan police intensify operations in hunt for al-Shabab after raid

Mandera, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan police said Sunday they have intensified security operations across Mandera town in the northeast region to pursue al-Shabab militants who raided two mosques and lectured those in attendance in a daring incident before leaving. Northeastern police commander George Seda said the group which was armed …

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MINISTER: 21 people killed in Somalian hotel attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali government confirmed Sunday that 21 people were killed in the terrorist attack on a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday evening. The Minister of Health Ali Haji Adan said 15 of the wounded persons sustained serious injuries and were in critical …

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Somali army kills at least 40 al-Shabab terrorists in central region

Mogadishu, Somalia | XINHUA |  Somali National Army (SNA) said Sunday its elite forces Danab killed at least 40 al-Shabab militants during security operations carried out in the Middle Shabelle region, the central part of the country, Saturday. “During the operation, about 40 militants, including leaders, were killed and several …

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AU forces foil attack on military base in central Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) repulsed a deadly pre-dawn attack by the al-Shabab militant group on its military camp in the central Somalia town of El Baraf, local security officials confirmed Tuesday. The local security officials told Radio Mogadishu that two loud explosions hit …

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AU mission lauds Ugandan troops for degrading al-Shabab in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has hailed the outgoing Ugandan troops for intensifying the fight against al-Shabab terrorists in the coastal Barawe region in southern Somalia. ATMIS Force Commander, Diomede Ndegeya awarded medals and certificates to the soldiers from battle Group 32 on …

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UN chief welcomes establishment of AU transition mission in Somalia

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the recent establishment of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS). Through a statement, the top UN official reiterated the “unwavering commitment” of the United Nations to Somalia and expressed his “full support” to ATMIS and the Somali …

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Somali army kills 5 al-Shabab terrorists

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali National Army (SNA) said Sunday its forces killed five al-Shabab terrorists during a security operation conducted within the vicinity of Balad and Afgoye districts located northeast and southwest of Mogadishu respectively. The SNA commander who led the operation told Radio Mogadishu that several of …

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