The Al-Shabaab Islamic terror group affiliated with al-Qaeda on Sunday killed nine civilians and wounded 47 others in Somalia during its second attack on a hotel in three months, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
ight Christians were murdered by the Islamic State-affiliated Al Shabaab terror group (not the Somali-based group of the same name) in a series of jihadist attacks across northern Mozambique in September, the Barnabas Fund reports.
Somali Christians remain vulnerable to jihadist violence, as twenty-one people have now died following an attack on August 19 by the al-Shabaab Islamic terror group in Mogadishu, Somalia, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabaab has been conducting Islamic jihad in Somalia and Kenya, targeting Christians as well as terrorizing the civilian population generally.
Somali forces claim to have ended the deadly siege at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu after armed Islamic militants stormed the building on Friday.
A U.S. airstrike on Sunday killed more than a dozen members of the al Shabab Islamist terror group in what is believed to be the second such mission launched in a week to support the government of Somalia.
The US military killed two members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated terror group Al Shabaab in Somalia on Monday, American Military News reports.
Christians in Kenya’s Lamu country report increasing vulnerability as Somali-based al-Shabaab Islamic gunmen seriously wounded several people last week, during what was the seventh terror attack in the area since the New Year, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. A predominantly Christian country, Kenya has been plagued by terror attacks since the government has sent military aid to help neighboring Somalia against the ongoing al-Shabaab insurgency there.
The US is intensifying counter-terrorism airstrikes against al-Qaeda affiliates who have increased their attacks in Somalia since the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops this year, Bloomberg News reports. The US Africa Command has confirmed that airstrikes were carried out on July 20 and 23 and on Aug. 1.
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the United States launched its first airstrike in Somalia under President Joe Biden.
Dozens of people, including Christians, were killed and thousands forced to flee after hundreds of Islamist militants attacked the northern Mozambique town of Palma, aid workers say.
The U.S. State Department hit East African al Qaeda affiliate group al Shabaab with a series of sanctions to hold the group accountable for recent terrorist attacks.
Al Shabaab extremists killed three Christian teachers in Kenya Monday, the attackers justifying the carnage by saying it was impermissible for ‘infidels’ to teach children.
Militants from Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab attacked a bus in Kenya Friday, killing 11 people, most of whom were assumed to be Christians.
The U.S. military said on Monday that a recent airstrike in central Somalia killed 35 al Shabaab fighters.
Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab.
The government has sacked two security officials over their failure to prevent repeated attacks in Somalia’s capital.
Gunmen killed two police officers guarding a church on Kenya’s southern coast on Sunday in an attack that police said bore the hallmarks of Somalia’s Islamist militant group al Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab fighters reportedly killed four Christian men in Kenya’s Lamu County last week, beheading three and burning alive another.
Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said.
The U.S. have secretly operated in Somalia for over five years and helped the country fight al Shabaab, a jihadist group in North Africa, Reuters reported.