The video provides the first known instance of a Western foreign fighter within the Islamic State Somalia’s ranks.
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The UK Foreign Office has warned of “credible reports” that Shabaab is planning further attacks on Western interests in Djibouti, which hosts the biggest US military base in Africa. The US issued a similar warning on June 8.
The al Qaeda branch has officially opened a new front in the Horn of Africa.
Two Somalis, a man and a woman, detonated their bombs at a restaurant in Djibouti known to be frequented by Western troops.
The Interior Ministry said that the two suicide bombers who detonated at a busy restaurant yesterday, killing three people and injuring at least 15 more, were a man and a veiled woman who were both Somali. Several European soldiers were injured in the attack but no US troops were harmed.
Two grenades exploded in an attack on a Djibouti city restaurant crowded with Westerners, killing two people and injuring 11 more. Six Dutch soldiers and several French nationals are said to have been injured in the attack. Both the US and France have bases in Djibouti, which also contributes forces to the AMISOM effort in […]