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The government accused Shabaab of carrying out yesterday's grenade attacks in Mombasa that killed one person and wounded 15 more. Kenya's security minister ordered forces "to beef up security in all public places and increase their patrols."
One person was killed and more than 10 were wounded in two separate grenade attacks in Mombasa. The attacks took place at a Christian prayer gathering and a stadium.
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.
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.