Mandera

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 19th, 2013
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A bomb blast killed a Kenyan policeman and wounded two others in Mandera, a northeastern town on the border with war-torn Somalia, police said on Tuesday. The explosion is the latest in a string of attacks in Kenya’s restive border regions with Somalia, where Kenyan troops are fighting Islamist insur...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 28th, 2012
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NAIROBI — Suspected Islamists shot dead a Kenyan policeman in an ambush in the restive northeastern border town of Mandera, the latest in a string of attacks near the border with Somalia, police said Friday. “The officer was on patrol when the gunmen opened fire on him and fled,” a senior...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 28th, 2012
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Critical Threats Horn of Africa Security Brief Somali police conducted security operations in Mogadishu, Banadir region on December 27. The searches were concentrated in the Hamar Weyne, Waberi, Hoban and Dharkenley districts of the city. Fifteen suspects were arrested during the operation. Additiona...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 20th, 2012
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Five people were killed and three others injured when heavily armed men raided a village in Mandera West District near the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Local leaders blamed the government for failing to act on intelligence report that had warned of the 8.30am attack at Chariko village in which 17 people we...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 6th, 2012
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Garissa – Kenyan police said on Thursday they had seized explosive equipment in a refugee camp near the Somali border, calling it a major breakthrough in their investigation into attacks blamed on rebels linked to al-Qaeda. Officers found primers used to ignite explosives in a house in Ifo refu...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 27th, 2011
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Garissa – Suspected Somali al-Shabaab rebel fighters raided a police post near Mandera in northern Kenya on Saturday, seizing weapons and burning a mobile phone transmission mast, security officials said. The group of fighters attacked Arabiya, a trading centre 60km from Mandera, and engaged po...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 24th, 2011
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Mandera – A wave of attacks in northern Kenya left three people dead and 26 wounded, provoking a backlash by security forces who beat scores of civilians at the site of one attack in a town on the country’s border with Somalia, officials said. One soldier was killed in an explosion that s...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 7th, 2011
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Kenyan police have arrested six suspected fighters from Somalia’s al Shabaab rebel group in Mandera on the Kenyan side of the border with Somalia, a police source said on Sunday. The dusty border town, which sits close to Ethiopia as well, was thrust into focus last month as Somali troops and a...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 28th, 2011
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The government has taken precautionary security measures following threats of attacks by the Somali militia group Al-Shabaab. Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere says the threats by Alshabaab cannot be taken for granted considering they issued a similar warning to Uganda before bomb attacks that killed...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Feb 27th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A government offensive against al-Qaida-linked militants largely subsided Sunday as officials said that at least 115 people had been killed since the violence started several days ago. Ali Muse, the chief of the Mogadishu ambulance service, said that 49 civilians had died and 157...