Al Shabaab

  • Kenya mall attack: CCTV image shows armed gunmen at the supermarket 05-10-2013 11:36 AM

    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 01-10-2013 10:57 AM

    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...
  • Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college, at least 40 dead 30-09-2013 08:40 AM

    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...
  • After Westgate mall, al-Shabaab group attacks Kenyan border town 26-09-2013 02:21 PM

    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border on Thursday and killed two police officers, while promising the violence would continue until Kenyan troops were withdrawn from Somalia.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,...
  • Kenya mall attack: Another Indian among those killed 26-09-2013 08:37 AM

    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...
  • Kenya mall attack: Al-Shabaab claims it is still holding hostages 24-09-2013 02:40 PM

    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...
  • Kenya mall attack: 62 dead, Red Cross officials say 65 still missing 24-09-2013 07:54 AM

    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 23-09-2013 04:43 PM

    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 23-09-2013 09:11 AM

    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 23-09-2013 07:55 AM

    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 21-09-2013 09:00 PM

    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...
  • Somali rebels attack UN base, 22 dead 20-06-2013 04:25 AM

    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...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital 15-04-2013 07:20 AM

    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...
  • After Taliban, al-Shabaab logs on to twitter 09-12-2011 05:59 PM

    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...
  • UK Muslims on jehad trip to Somalia: WikiLeaks 04-02-2011 05:29 PM

    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...