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Somali jihadists kill 3 Americans in attack on Kenya military base

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday stormed a military base used by US forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, killing three American citizens and destroying several aircraft and military vehicles, officials said. Attackers breached heavy security at Camp Simba at dawn but were pushed …

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US double strike in Somalia kill four militants

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States military said it killed four “terrorists” in airstrikes against the Al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia on Sunday, a day after the country’s deadliest attack in two years. US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted three airstrikes in two locations in the conflict-hit east …

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37 killed in Burkina Faso’s deadliest attack in five years

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | An ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company in Burkina Faso killed 37 people on Wednesday, the deadliest attack in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the West African country. The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel country has been struggling …

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UPDF passes out 18 combat aircraftc pilots in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Eighteen combat aircraft pilot cadets and 172 aircraft engineers have passed out at the Military Airbase in Bardege Division in Gulu district.  The military base is under the Air Force Wing of the Uganda People’s Defense Force – UPDF. The defense pilots graduated on Tuesday …

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UPDF golfers finish 4th at World Military Games

Wuhan, China | THE INDEPENDENT |  Lieutenant Flavia Namakula and Corporal Petra Nalwoga  missed a medal narrowly, finishing 4th overall at the 7th CISM Military World Games golf competition in China. Team Uganda had a joint score of  Brazil 703 strokes after four rounds of golf at end of Tuesday, coming …

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