Al Shabaab

  • Kenya mall attack: CCTV image shows armed gunmen at the supermarket October 5, 2013

    Fresh CCTV images of the Nairobi's Westgate Mall released by the Kenyan military show five armed gunmen walking around the supermarket. At least 71 people including 4 Indians were killed in the deadly attack by Somali terror outfit- al Shabaab. ...
  • Kenya mall attack: Shopkeepers allege troops stole valuables while saving people October 1, 2013

    Jewellery cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered. For the second time in two months, poorly paid Kenyan security forces that moved in to control an emergency are being accused of robbing the very property they were supposed to protect. First the troops were accused...
  • Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college, at least 40 dead September 30, 2013

    Suspected Islamist terrorists stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept early on Sunday, witnesses said. The gunmen, thought to be members of rebel sect Boko Haram, attacked one hostel, took some students outside before killing them and shot others...
  • After Westgate mall, al-Shabaab group attacks Kenyan border town September 26, 2013

    The same extremist group that took over a Nairobi mall attacked a security post near the Somali border on Thursday and killed two police officers, while promising the violence would continue until Kenyan troops were withdrawn from Somalia. The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabaab, Ahmed Godane Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr, warned...
  • Kenya mall attack: Another Indian among those killed September 26, 2013

    Jyotibala Dharmesh Vaya, from Junagadh Gujarat, was on Wednesday identified as a fourth Indian among the 61 killed in the Nairobi mall terror attack by Islamist terrorists. The external affairs ministry spokesperson tweeted that Vaya was a long term resident of Kenya. The terror attack on Westgate Shopping Mall by the Somalia-based...
  • Kenya mall attack: Al-Shabaab claims it is still holding hostages September 24, 2013

    The terrorist group that attacked a Nairobi mall and killed at least 60 people says it is still holding hostages alive inside and that its fighters are "still holding their ground." The Twitter messages posted on Tuesday by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabaab came after Kenyan government assurances of success in...
  • Kenya mall attack: 62 dead, Red Cross officials say 65 still missing September 25, 2013

    Nairobi: The terror siege at the Westgate mall in Kenya's Nairobi continues for the fourth day now. At least 62 people have been killed including two Indians and ten people of Indian origin. Kenyan forces say three of the Al Shabaab terrorists are also dead. The Army claims it is...
  • Nairobi mall siege to end soon: Kenyan military September 23, 2013

    Nairobi: The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten hostages still being held as hostage. 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death toll persists. A CCTV footage of the attack that has been recovered from inside the...
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll reaches 68, fresh gunfire heard September 23, 2013

    Nairobi: Reports of fresh fresh gunfire came from inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where siege continues for the third day. This came even as military authorities say the siege is close to an end. At least 68 people have been killed including two Indians and more than 175...
  • Kenya mall attack: Officials say siege may end soon, death toll 68 September 23, 2013

    Nairobi: More than 24 hours after the Al Shabaab terrorists stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall and fired at civilians, military authorities say the siege is close to an end. At least 68 people have been killed including two Indians and more than 175 injured. Hour on hour, casualties of the Nairobi...
  • Gunmen kill 20, injure 50 at a mall in Kenya September 21, 2013

    At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. Shoppers were still being held hostage on the third floor of the building while police have taken control of the first and...
  • Somali rebels attack UN base, 22 dead June 20, 2013

    Mogadishu: Islamist militants carried out a deadly assault on the main UN compound in the Somali capital on Wednesday, dealing a blow to fragile security gains that have allowed a slow return of foreign aid workers and diplomats. The assault, claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab, began before midday when a...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital April 15, 2013

    Mogadishu: At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday in suicide bombings and assaults by al Shabaab militants linked to al Qaeda, breaking a fragile return to peace in Mogadishu. A bomb exploded outside law courts in the city as gunmen stormed the compound. Security forces then...
  • Newly-elected Somali MP shot dead September 23, 2012

    Mogadishu: Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a member of the new Somali parliament, Xinhua reported. According to the state radio, Mustaf Haji Mohamed was murdered as he left a mosque in Mogadishu's Waberi district Saturday. The assassinated MP was newly elected to the 275-member parliament. The killers escaped after the attack, for which...
  • After Taliban, al-Shabaab logs on to twitter December 9, 2011

    London: After Taliban in Afghanistan, an Islamic terrorist group has opened a Twitter account as it bids to win a PR war in the bloody battle for control of Somalia. Al-Shabaab, which has links to al Qaeda, registered the account @HSMPress on September 16 but only delivered its first tweet on...
  • UK Muslims on jehad trip to Somalia: WikiLeaks February 4, 2011

    London: British Muslims are travelling to Somalia for "jehadi tourism" to get training for terrorist attacks in Britain, secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed. The UN special envoy to Somalia was so worried about rebels linked to the al Qaeda that he urged the US to launch targeted...
  • Uganda bombings kill 64 as World Cup fans targeted July 12, 2010

    Kampala: Suspected Somali Islamists carried out two bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital that killed at least 64 people as they watched the World Cup final at a restaurant and a sports club, authorities said on Monday. Suspicion fell on the al-Shabaab rebel group, which claims links with al-Qaeda, after the...