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Kenya mall attack: The training of a terrorist




Before Kenya Attack, Rehearsals and Planting of Machine Guns




Q&A: Al-Shabab defends Nairobi attack




Samantha Lewthwaite: The quiet Home Counties girl who now tops the list of terrorism suspects




Global jihad: smoke signals from Mumbai to Nairobi




Kenyan forces end Shabaab's siege at mall

President Kenyatta said that five Shabaab fighters were killed and 11 more were captured. Sixty-two civilians and six Kenyan troops were killed during the attack on the Westgate Mall.


Shabaab threatens 'big surprise' as siege at Kenyan mall continues




Kenya : How 'white widow' Samantha Lewthwaite has escaped anti-terror police traps all along




Israeli officials confirm sending experts team to advise on Kenya standoff




Kenya Mall Carnage Shows Shabab Resilience




Shabaab suicide teams target civilians in assault on Kenyan mall

At least 59 people have been killed and over 150 wounded in the largest terrorist attack in Kenya since al Qaeda's 1998 bombing of the US Embassy. The Shabaab assault teams singled out non-Muslims for execution. The attack is similar to Lashkar-e-Taiba's assault on Mumbai in 2008.


A man threw a grenade into the money exchange center at the Bakara market in Mogadishu, killing at least two people and injuring four others, who included Yemenis. Officials arrested several suspects and blamed Shabaab for the attack, which occurred at the same time as a Shabaab massacre at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.




Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers captured the town of Mahaday from Shabaab in the first military offensive in nine months. The town was taken with minimal resistance and was one of the last urban areas in central Somalia still under Shabaab control.




Mideast task force needed to fight Somali piracy, says expert




Gunmen thought to belong to a pro-government militia killed a clan elder in Kismayo. More than 160 Somali clerics denounced Shabaab. The military claimed it disrupted more than 200 attacks in Mogadishu during the month of August.




Competing jihadist groups comment on reports of Hammami's death




Reports indicate that Shabaab has killed American jihadist and one-time member Omar Hammami, along with a British fighter. Hammami, known by his nom de guerre Abu Mansour al Amriki, fell out with Shabaab leadership over the group's ideological direction.




Shabaab kills American jihadist Omar Hammami and British fighter

hammamiauto560.jpgShabaab's intelligence service, the Amniyatt Mukhabarat, appears to have finally tracked down and killed Hammami, who has been at odds with the group's emir for more than a year. Hammami recently renounced his ties to al Qaeda and Shabaab.


Five Shabaab fighters died in a fire at a prison in Bulo-Marer. Shabaab killed one person in a grenade attack in Beledweyne. Security forces detained dozens of suspected Shabaab fighters in Mogadishu.




Shabaab militants killed at least 15 people and wounded 23 more in a crowded Mogadishu restaurant in an attack involving a car bomb and a suicide bomber. Shabaab claimed the attack on the restaurant, which it has also attacked in September 2012, which is frequented by government officials and security personnel.