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189 People Killed in Truck Bombing in Somalia’s Capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources said Sunday.

An Iranian woman stands between portraits of Palestinian female suicide bombers during a protest against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, in front of the United Nation's office in Tehran, 24 January 2008.

U.S.: Iran Still Top State Terror Sponsor; Global Attacks Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran continues to be the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in a new report that also noted a decline in the number of terrorist attacks globally between 2015 and 2016.

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Italian Police Link Somali Migrant Traffickers to Islamist Militants

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have found indirect links between Islamic militants and a Somali-run migrant trafficking and money transfer ring that was busted in overnight raids in southern Italy. Police said the leader of the Bari-based ring

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Dutch Police Arrest Suspected Al-Shabab Terrorist

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Dutch man with a Somali background on suspicion of “involvement with a terror organization” in Somalia.

KENYA, DADAAB : DADAAB, KENYA - OCTOBER 12: This photo taken on October 4, 2014 shows refugee children reaching out for candies distributed by an African man at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee complex in the world, where thousands of Somalis, Tanzanians, Sudanese and Ethiopians fleeing conflicts …

Court Prevents Kenya from Closing World’s Largest Refugee Camp

On Thursday, Kenya’s High Court blocked a government directive to close the Dadaab refugee camp, in operation since 1991 and considered the largest refugee camp in the world. The government wants to close the camp because it says the Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab has been using it as a base.

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At Least 14 killed in Somalia Hotel Jihadist Attack

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor and ended the hours-long assault, police and witnesses said. At least 14 people were killed.

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Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for Somalia Hotel Blast, Gunmen Take Guests Hostage

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and were throwing grenades. Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the latest in a series of hotel assaults in Mogadishu.

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Men Linked to Jihadi John Given Legal Aid to Sue UK Government

Four terrorism suspects with links to ISIS executioner Jihadi John have been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds of British taxpayers’ money in legal aid to sue to government for slapping counter-terrorism orders on them – despite having fled the

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American Jihadi in Somalia Encouraged ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest Attack

A jihadist in Somalia believed to have tiles to Al-Shabaab was found to have tweeted a message demanding Americans attack the ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest held in Garland, Texas on Sunday. The discovery of these tweets follows reports from at least one law enforcement official that the gunmen responded directly to Twitter requests to attack the event.