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The death toll in yesterday's grenade attack at a bus station in Nairobi has risen to seven. Security forces detained four suspected Shabaab fighters, including foreigners.
Police detained more than 50 Somalis during a raid at the Hagarder refugee camp in northern Kenya after a bombing at a police station in the town. Police suspect the men of having links to Shabaab.
A soldier and a Shabaab fighter were both killed after the terror group attacked a military checkpoint near Mandera. The town hosts a large refugee camp for Somalis fleeing the fighting across the border.
A Kenyan court postponed the trial of Jermaine Grant, a Briton charged with planning attacks in Kenya. He escaped detention in a Shabaab jailbreak in 2008, and was arrested along with his wife and two other men in Mombasa last year.
A police spokesman said that Shabaab is responsible for more than 30 murders in towns and villages along the Somali border. The police also said dozens of Kenyans have been recruited and trained to fight in Shabaab.
The spokesman for the Kenya Defence Forces said that Shabaab's merger with al Qaeda shows the Somali group has been weakened. Colonel Cyrus Oguna also said the merger would induce the international community to fight Shabaab.
The Muslim Youth Center, Shabaab's affiliate in Kenya, said that it is "part of this new union under the banner of AQEA (al-Qaeda East Africa)." The statement was released one day after Shabaab officially joined al Qaeda.
The Pumwani Riyadha Mosque in Nairobi is suing Chase Bank Limited for being "subjected to suspicion and accusations that they are traitors who sympathise, aid and abet the terrorist activities of Al Shabaab." The mosque said Chase provided the UN with documents that linked it to the Somali terror group.
Police arrested Aboud Rogo, a radical cleric for Shabaab, during a raid in Kikambala; weapons and explosives were found at his home. Police failed to arrest Natalie Webb, a British woman who is believed to be a Shabaab financier; she is thought to have left the country.