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  • Who's bombing Somalia? French, U.S. trade blame

    When thundering explosions rattled a small Somali town during a meeting of Islamist insurgent leaders, it sent them scurrying for safety.


  • Who's bombing Somalia? French, U.S. trade blame

    When thundering explosions rattled a small Somali town during a meeting of Islamist insurgent leaders, it sent them scurrying for safety. An international military appears to have launched the powerful, well-timed attack, but no one will admit it.


  • Briefly: Africa

    An increasing number of children are being caught in attacks and crossfire across south and central Somalia, the U.N.'s children agency said Tuesday, as a land mine exploded at the world's largest refugee camp in neighboring Kenya, wounding two people.


  • U.S. Army soldiers and Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers participate in a closing ceremony for operation Atlas Drop 11, an annual joint aerial delivery exercise, in Soroti, Uganda, in April. While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is providing intelligence and training to fight militants across the continent, from Mauritania in the west along the Atlantic Ocean, to Somalia in the east along the Indian Ocean. (Associated Press)

    U.S. mission putting fewer troops at risk

    By the time U.S. military forces left Somalia in 1994 after entering the lawless nation more than a year earlier to stop a famine, 44 Army soldiers, Marines and airmen had been killed and dozens more wounded.


  • ** FILE ** Kenyan troops heading to Somalia are pictured near Liboi, Kenya, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The troops will stay in southern Somalia until Kenyans feel safe again, the chief of Kenya's armed forces said Saturday. (AP Photo, File)

    3 killed, dozens hurt in Somalia after airstrike

    An airstrike hit a refugee camp in southern Somalia, killing at least three people and wounding dozens of women and children, an international aid agency said Monday.


  • Briefly

    The Kenyan suspect arrested after two grenade blasts exploded in Nairobi says he is a member of the Somali militant group al-Shabab.


  • Hawo Mohamed Hassan (left) and Amina Farah Ali were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia. The Minnesota women are both U.S. citizens of Somali descent. (Associated Press)

    Minnesota women guilty of aiding terrorists

    Two Minnesota women were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia as part of what prosecutors called a "deadly pipeline" sending money and fighters from the U.S. to the group known as al-Shabab.


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    BOLTON: Treat Somali pirates like terrorists

    The recent kidnapping of a handicapped French woman from a Kenyan resort, initially attributed to Somali pirates, was the second such kidnapping in a month. Kenyan authorities now blame al-Shabab, the Somali terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda.


  • Somalis carry a wounded man at the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.  The al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab immediately claimed responsibility for the attack after more than a month of relative calm in the Somali capital. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

    Somali militants vow to up attacks after bombing

    Al-Qaeda-linked militants threatened more terror attacks that will "increase day by day" after a suicide bomber killed 72 people.


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