Over 180 Kenyan soldiers killed during al-Shabab attack in Somalia

Over 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia’s president has said. Kenya’s army has refuted that claim, but again refused to give its own casualty figures for the assault in the southern Somali base of el-Ade. The Islamist militant group said it had killed about 100 Kenyan troops. If… Read More Over 180 Kenyan soldiers killed during al-Shabab attack in Somalia

Five Kenyan policemen dead as bomb attack hits Somalia

At least five police officers died in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Kenya, police and reports said Wednesday, as troops inside Somalia pulled out of some bases after Islamist attacks. Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinnet confirmed “there was an incident where a police lorry hit an improvised explosive device” on Tuesday, but gave no… Read More Five Kenyan policemen dead as bomb attack hits Somalia

Four terrorism suspects shot dead by police during shootout in Kenya

Four terrorism suspects have been shot dead by police in the Kenyan coastal town of Malindi while two others escaped, police said. Police said the dead from Wednesday’s raid included Suleiman Mohamed Awadh, who features on a “most wanted criminals” list with a $20,000 (18,000 euro) bounty on his head. The list was issued after… Read More Four terrorism suspects shot dead by police during shootout in Kenya

Bomb scare: Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya

An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board. The pilots of the Boeing 777 requested to land at Moi International Airport in Mombasa after the package was discovered in the toilet. The aircraft was safely evacuated and… Read More Bomb scare: Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya