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Four paramilitary troops and three civilians were wounded in a double IED attack near a hospital in Garissa. The first IED targeted a paramilitary vehicle; the second blast targeted emergency responders.
Police have issued a terrorism alert for five suspected Shabaab operatives who recently left the southern Somali city of Kismayo to plot attacks in Kenya. The men were identified as Salim Si Mohamed and Nadane Si Mohamed (from Morocco), Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Hassan and Mohamed Ali Mahmoud Khalifa (Egyptians), and Rachid Benomari (a French national).
Two suicide bombers detained in Nairobi on Sept. 14 were ordered to conduct their attack by Jafra Hussein, a Shabaab leader from Kismayo. Abdimajid Yassin and Ali Hussein, the Somali suicide bombers, met up with Musa Shukri, a Shabaab logistics officer in Kenya, and Ahmed Abdurahman.
Police arrested two suspected terrorists and seized weapons, grenades, and bullet proof vests during a raid in Eastleigh, a Shabaab haven in the capital of Nairobi. Police said that the terrorists were planning to conduct attacks on churches.
Said Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, a Shabaab-linked cleric who is wanted by the Kenyan government, claimed the police have formed a "hit squad targeting Muslim clerics and other Muslims perceived to be extremists." Ahmed is accused of fomenting riots in Mombasa after Sheikh Rogo was killed.
Four policemen were seriously wounded in a grenade attack in Mombasa. A court has charged 24 men involved in the rioting that broke out after Shabaab-linked cleric Sheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed was gunned down five days ago.
Two policemen were killed and 16 more were wounded as Muslim supporters of Shabaab rioted in Mombasa for the second day straight. The Shabaab supporters are rioting after Sheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed was gunned down on Aug. 25.
Police clashed with Shabaab supporters in Mombasa after a Shabaab suspect, Sheikh Aboud Rogo, was gunned down. Streets were blockaded and a government vehicle was torched.
Security forces arrested three Tanzanian citizens who are suspected of belonging to Shabaab as they were crossing the border to Somalia. Government officials are blaming former Somali soldiers for recent attacks in Garissa.
One person was killed in an apparent grenade attack outside a military airbase in the Eastleigh neighborhood in Nairobi. Eastleigh is a known haven for Shabaab.
Three policemen and three civilians were wounded in an IED attack inside of the Dadaab refugee camp near the Somali border. The attackers targeted a police vehicle guarding aid workers.
The High Court reversed a 2010 ban on the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC), a secessionist group that seeks to establish an independent state on Kenya's coastline. The MRC spokesman called the court's ruling a "Ramadan gift." The MRC is said to be infiltrated by the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab, and is funded by wealthy Arab donors.
The Muslim Youth Council, a Shabaab affiliate in Kenya, continues to recruit fighters for jihad, according to the UN. A police official said Shabaab has threatened to conduct attacks in Nairobi during Ramadan.
Shabaab fighters wounded two policemen during an ambush in the Arabia area along the Somali border near Garissa. The Shabaab fighters escaped.
Sheikh Aboud Rogo, Abubakar Sharif, and Omar Awadh, three Kenyans designated by the US as Shabaab supporters, have hired a lawyer to refute the claims. The lawyer said the three men fear being the target of US drones.
Police said that two Iranian Qods Force members arrested June 19 were planning attacks in Kenya. They face terror charges for shipping over 200 pounds of RDX to Kenya; 33 pounds have been found. The suspects are said to have "a vast network in the country meant to execute explosive attacks...."
A recent posting on the website of the Muslim Youth Center, a Shabaab affiliate in Kenya, claims that Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the London 7/7 bombers, is recruiting and training all-female attack squads in Somalia. Kenyan police say she is being sheltered by Shabaab in southern Somalia.
Police detained more than 30 people suspected of being involved in bombings at two churches in Garissa; 20 are still in custody. The deputy speaker of parliament denied claims that Kenya is setting up an autonomous state in southern Somalia.