Somalia: Landmine blast kills regional MP and city councilor in Galgaduud

A member of the Galmudug State assembly and a city councilor were killed in an explosion in central Somalia on Monday morning amid an SNA military operation against Al-Shabaab. MP Mohamed Mohamud (Mohamed Yare), a member of the Galmudug Parliament, Read More …

UNICEF decries increased deaths of children from landmines in Somalia

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed concern about increased deaths and serious injuries to children involved in landmine explosions which have claimed at least 30 lives since June in Somalia. Nejmudin Kedir Bilal, acting UNICEF representative in Somalia, said Read More …

Nigeria: NDLEA intercepts Kaduna-bound explosives, drugs, arrests grandma, others

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), have intercepted 399 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices, (IEDs), from one Asana Oluwagbenga Leke, 39, along Mokwa-Jebba road on Thursday 7th September. The suspect who has been handed over to authorities Read More …

Kenya: Police recover unattended industrial explosives at bus station in Nairobi

Police are investigating the discovery of industrial explosives at a bus stop in the Kamukunji area, Nairobi. The cargo was found along Kumasi Road, outside a bus booking office, police said. It is not clear if the cargo had arrived Read More …

Mali: Attack on boat, army base kills at least 49 civilians, 15 soldiers

Armed groups have attacked a passenger boat and military camp in Mali, killing at least 49 civilians and 15 soldiers, according to the country’s armed forces. Approximately 50 assailants were also killed in the attack. “On September 7, 2023, at Read More …

Somali army successfully avert major Al-Shabaab attack on base

Early in the morning members of the Al-Shabaab group launched a complex attack against the Somali military base in the Nur Dugle area of the Middle Shabelel region. The attack started with a car explosion, which the Al-Shabaab used to Read More …

Somali president escapes a huge suicide car bombing attack

An explosives-laden vehicle targeted President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s convoy in the central Somali town of Maxaas on Tuesday, officials have confirmed. Security officials have confirmed that a suicide car bomb exploded as President Mohamud was returning from an address to Read More …

Kenya: Probe after two officers killed in terror attack

A joint operation has been launched in various parts of Mandera County following an attack on Sunday that left two officers dead and five others injured. National Police Service (NPS) headquarters yesterday said two of the injured officers were in Read More …

Uganda arrests 5 more, recovers explosives in Kampala bomb plot – police

Ugandan police have arrested another five people and discovered five more explosives around the capital Kampala in a bombing plot linked to an Islamist rebel group, the force said. Based in the jungles of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Read More …

Kenya: Two place officers killed, six injured in IED attack in Mandera

At least two police officers were Sunday killed while six others were injured when a vehicle they were traveling in was hit by a bomb in Arabia area, Mandera county. The officers from Kenya Police Quick Response Unit were on Read More …