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Somali Capital Hit By Double Explosions

About 20 persons, including Parliamentarians, have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Al-Shabab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for the attack. They are battling the UN-backed government for the control of Somalia. The al-Qaeda linked group has been driven out of the country’s major towns

Al-Shabab Names New Leader

Al-Shabab, a Somali based terrorist organisation has named Ahmed Umar as its new leader. Appointment of the new leader also known as Abu Ubaidah, was disclosed in an online statement issued by the group with a promise to launch a reprisal attack against the killing of their previous leader, Abdi Godane who was killed alongside

Al-shabab leader killed in US strike

The United States government, on Friday, confirmed the killing of Ahmed Abdi Godane, leader of the Somali Islamist group, al-Shabab in an attack carried out on Monday, September 1, 2014. According to Pentagon’s report, Godane was killed in a US attack of a convoy in which he was traveling. “Removing Godane from the battlefield is

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