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Kenyan authorities arrested 29 Ugandans, including two women, in Nairobi for allegedly seeking to join Shabaab in Somalia. The government said it wouldn't attack Kismayo without the financial support of the international community.
Shabaab named Sheikh Ahmad Iman Ali, a leader of the Muslim Youth Center, as its leader in Kenya. The Jan. 11 raid in Gerille by Shabaab forces has resulted in six people killed and four missing; Shabaab also seized weapons from a police station.
Shabaab fighters crossed the border from Somalia and attacked a police station in Gerille. Five people, including three policemen and a government official, were killed in the attack; several people are said to be missing. Shabaab claimed credit for the attack.
Sheikh Ahmed Iman Ali, a Shabaab leader in Kenya, declared jihad against the government. Police detained seven Shabaab operatives. Somali refugees at camps in northern Kenya are fleeing due to increased violence.
Security forces arrested Jermaine Grant, a British man who converted to Islam and is accused of plotting attacks for Shabaab, during a raid in Mombasa. Grant was radicalized in the same London prison as al Qaeda shoe bomber Richard Reid.
"Gunmen" opened fire in two bars during New Years Eve celebrations in northern Kenya, killing five people and wounding 28 more. Police suspect Shabaab fighters carried out the attack.
Police arrested two suspected Shabaab fighters in Mombasa and four more in Nairobi. The fighters are suspected of planning to carry out attacks in the two cities on Christmas Day.
Dozens of refugees were injured in a security operation by police in the Dadaab refugee camps in northeastern Kenya. The operation followed six explosions since early November, one of which killed a policeman on Dec. 19. Kenyan Defence Forces and Somalian troops advanced against Shabaab in Somalia's Gedo region.
A roadside bomb killed one police officer and wounded two others in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. Provincial police chief Leo Nyongesa said a massive security operation is underway in the camp to flush out the attackers.
Kenyan troops and their Somali allies said they will push deeper into insurgent-controlled territory in Somalia now that rains have stopped. Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki called on the Somali leaders and rebel factions to stop their "senseless civil war."
An intelligence officer and a civilian were injured after their convoy struck a roadside bomb in Wajir. Security forces and police launched a major crackdown in the Wajir area. The Kenyan army and Shabaab fighters traded insults on Twitter.
Twin blasts killed one police officer and wounded nine soldiers in northern Kenya. In a separate incident, nine soldiers were wounded by a roadside bomb as they moved between Wajir and Mandera. The incidents are the latest in a string of attacks against the military and other targets in Kenya since the government sent troops into Somalia in October.
A policeman was killed and three more were wounded in an IED attack on their vehicle at the Daadab refugee camp. Shabaab is known to operate at the camp.