Somalia

Somali plane ‘was holed by bomb’ after Mogadishu take-off

“It was a bomb that exploded in the Daallo Airlines flight. It was meant to kill all aboard,” Transport Minister Ali Ahmed Jamac said, after the plane from the airline Daallo had returned with a hole in the side on Tuesday. One passenger was sucked out of the plane and died, and two other passengers were injured. The Djibouti-bound Airbus 321 was forced to make an emergency landing. Some reports

White House talks about Obama’s security leak as US media’s raise security concerns, and warn on soft target attacks

The White House has downplayed media concerns over President Barack Obama’s security in Kenya after an apparent security breach by a Kenya Airways official. The KQ official is reported to have sent an email to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport staff, aircraft operators and even flight schools detailing Air Force One’s exact 50-minute landing and departure window for the weekend. For security reasons, the White House does not

Police arrest suspected Shabaab recruit in Moyale

Police on Wednesday morning arrested a suspected Al-Shabaab recruit at the border town of Moyale in Marsabit County and have intensified a manhunt for another five accomplices. Marsabit County Police Commander Bernard Kogo told the Nation that the suspect, who was identified as Alex imaru, alias Warunguru, 21, had been on the police radar. He was seized at around 7am in a lodging as he was preparing to cross to

Shabaab militants attack military intelligence base in Somalia capital Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab militants launched a major suicide raid on Sunday against a military intelligence base in the Somalia capital of Mogadishu, setting off a car bomb before storming inside, security officials said. “There is an attack against a base belonging to the security forces. “The violent elements used a car bomb to get inside the compound. There was a heavy exchange of gunfire,” said Adan Mohamed, a Somali security official. Witnesses