Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has this evening revealed that Al Shabab launched an attack on Kenyan soil today, October 13th. In a press release to the newsroom, KDF Spokesperson Col Esther Wanjiku announced that the Kenyan soldiers were attacked by the militants during Operation Amani Boni while on routine patrol between Milimani Baure in Lamu County.
Al-Shabab attacks in Kenya have gone down in the recent years thanks to multi-billion high tech walls that were constructed along the Kenya- Somalia border following the Garrisa University attack in 2015. The wall was constructed with the aim of tackling trafficking and immigration and also to keep Al-Shabab militants in Somalia from crossing over into the Kenyan territory.
Kenya formally sent about 4,660 soldiers to Somalia in October 2011 after incessant attacks within its territory. KDF is supposed to withdraw at the end of 2021 but political instability and Taliban takeover in Afghanistan are some of the thorny matters that force them to lengthen their stay. Kenyan troops have executed an applaudable work and here are some of the outstanding struggles in Somalia.
Yesterday claims erupted claiming Al- shabab had killed an intelligent officer who was the head of cyber security in Somalia,but today it has been disclosed that they had not abducted the lady,in a letter sent to media houses the terror group pointed fingers to the ruling government,according to their leaders in charge of politics they claimed that a president Farmajo should stop lying to Muslims in Somali and come out clean,they publicly said its his regime that took away the agents after they learnt she was going to expose them.
Manchester United striker Ighalo left the club earlier this year after spending a year on loan at Old Trafford, is currently playing in Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab. The 31-year-old former Watford and Granada star Ighalo fulfilled his childhood dream when he joined premier league giants United on loan in January last year.
Detectives have today disclosed the name of an individual who has been aiding Al- shabab militants in North Eastern in carrying there attacks,according to sleuths Abdifatah Musa Yarrow is the man who has been in contact with terrorists who have been killing locals and government officials,detectives believe that the middle aged gentleman is a dangerous criminal who has been helping militants in staging attacks,for the past few weeks more than 12 people have been killed by either bullets or bombs which were placed on roads,this prompted law enforcer's to start investigation.
A contingent of soldiers drawn from Uganda and serving under AMISOM peacekeeping mission in Somalia have found themselves in a tight spot following public uproar that they killed innocent farmers in lower shabelle region a few days ago in the pretext of being allied to the al-Shabaab terror group. During the deadly incident, Ugandan troops reported that the al-shabab militia group that has been a defining feature of Somalia's conflict landscape for three decades now suffered great losses after its troops serving under AMISOM's sector 1 tasked to guard Lower Shabelle region dislodged the insurgents ambush that had been laid in waiting.
Following an expedite inquest launched by AMISOM on 11 August regarding claims that a contingent of soldiers drawn from Uganda, serving under AMISOM peacekeeping mission in Somalia had killed innocent farmers in lower shabelle region, a day before, in the pretext of being al-Shabaab insurgents, the first phase of investigations has since established that the victims were not terrorists.
Al Shabab is a militant group based in Somalia backed by the Al Qaeda terrorists who are based in the middle east, Al Shabab has been running it's operations in Somalia from around 2007 where it had a lot of success but were greatly weakened by the Kenya Defense Forces who entered Somalia in 2012 with a mission of bringing an end to the militant group.
The Somali National Army (SNA) and the Galmudug’s regional forces are celebrating after a successful three-week anti-terrorism operation. Speaking to a local daily, the SNA ground forces, Brigadier General, Mohamed Tahaliil noted that the operation to end terrorism in the Southern Mudug was successful after four town and eight villages were freed from the Somali-based militia group.
AMISOM has released a report today, confirming seven people who were gunned down about a week ago during an exchange of fire with Al-Shabaab militants were civilians. A few days ago, there was a heavy exchange of fire at Golweyn, where AMISOM troops were attacked by Al-Shabab operatives while on routine patrol.
As per now, many African countries have been facing terrorist activity. Some of these terrorist groups include AQMI, Al Shabab, ISIS, and Boko Haram. This has made several things to change in this African continent. However, there are some powerful militaries in Africa.
15 Al-shabab militants were killed on Sunday morning at around 9am after they ran over an LED that had been been earlier planted by a different group of Al shabaabs at Sarira area near Somalia border. The IED attack targeted security vehicles operating in the areas under the Linda Boni security operation.
A senior Al-Shabaab operative was arrested after a three-week operation that ended the era of Al-Shabaab rule in southern Galmudug region in Somalia. In an operation that drove away members of these militia group from 4 towns and 8 villages, at least 200 other militants were killed forcing the others to run for their lives.
In 2012 Kenya was facing a very serious threat from the Al Shabab terrorist group.We had a series of bombings and attacks that left many dead and others injured.The most intense one that still lives in many Kenyan minds is the Westgate attack the killed hundreds of people. In 2012 we got attacked by the militia according to the the police and the kamukunji member of parliament was involved in the attack which left him crippled for several years.On Monday Sonko posted a very controversial tweet that left mouths wide open.He seemed to have been angered by several people who involved the now acting Governer of Nairobi Ann Kananu.He insulted then and claimed that he is not the kamukunji mp whom they tried to attack by a grenade.
The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan has raised concerns that other Islamic militant groups around the world, such as al-Shabab in Somalia, might be encouraged. Experts warn that the world could see a repeat of what happened in Afghanistan when and if international forces tried to pass over security to Somalia's government.
At least two people were killed and five wounded Thursday after a terrorist detonated a tool inside a restaurant within the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The terrorist targeted a tea shop near a crowded junction in northern Mogadishu which was reportedly frequented by members of the Somali security forces similarly as civilians.
Today morning kenyan Police Officers in Mombasa have arrested suspected terrorists at the Likoni ferry crossing. The officers also recovered two AK-47 rifles, phones and ammunition. Kenya has been on heightened vigilance on terrorism due to the threat of terror posed by the al-Qaida linked al-Shabab militants, a militant group in Somalia opposed to the Somali government.
On Friday, people were killed and injured in an explosion that targeted a bus carrying football players in the southern Somali city of Kismayo. According to official media, a bus carrying players from the football club “JCCI” was bombed in Kismayo. And the sources added: “The car was carrying about 20 people from the club’s staff.
Gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabab militants sprayed bullets on a car that was ferrying the 50-year old woman and her son who survived with a gunshot wound. The militia had targeted their private car that was ferrying three people from Fino to Mandera town.Police reports confirmed the woman died on the spot while the other two sustained injuries from the attack.