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Somalia

Somali military official says Islamic extremists attack 2 rural towns, 18 people killed - @AP

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al-Shabaab

Al-Shabaab militants attack village in Garissa, northeastern Kenya, interior ministry says - @Reuters

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Garissa, North-Eastern, KE

Al-Shabab militants briefly take over mosque in Garissa county, leaders in northern Kenya say - @BBCWorld

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Kenya

US State Department updates travel warning to Kenya; 'government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats' - @StateDept

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New York, NY, US

Prosecutor: 2 Swedes and a Somali plead guilty in New York to conspiring to aid the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia - @AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

3 men facing US terrorism trial in Brooklyn, NY, to plead guilty to 1 count of conspiracy - @Reuters

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Attack on Kenya's Garissa University College

Kenya says 336,000 refugees won't be forced back to Somalia despite plans to close camp after deadly university attack - @TR_Foundation

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Attack on Kenya's Garissa University College

7 top policemen are suspended in Kenya following an inquiry into security failings during the militant attack on Garissa University - @BBCNews

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Somalia

US blacklists two top al-Shebab leaders day after bombing of UN bus - @AFP

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Mogadishu, Banaadir, SO

Death toll rises to at least 10 people in al Shabaab car bombing at Mogadishu restaurant - @Reuters

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Mogadishu, Banaadir, SO

Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab claims responsibility for attack on restaurant in capital Mogadishu, spokesman says - @Reuters

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Explosion hits UN vehicle in Puntland, Somalia

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Garowe bombing in which at least 7 died is direct attack on Somalia's future: 'This attack is not just targeted at the United Nations, but in attacking UNICEF, al-Shabab has also attacked Somali children' - @AP

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Explosion hits UN vehicle in Puntland, Somalia

Somalia's Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly attack on a UN vehicle in Garowe, Somalia - @Reuters

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Somalia

Over 30 Al-Shabaab militiamen killed, 3 Kenyan soldiers injured in an ambush at Kobilio, Somalia - @citizentvkenya

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Mogadishu, Banaadir, SO

Update: At least 10 dead in attack on Somali government building, police and rebels say - @Reuters

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Somalia

At least 5 dead in attack on Somali government building in Mogadishu, police confirm - @Reuters

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Mogadishu, Banaadir, SO

Somali Islamic group Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for attacks in Mogadishu, spokesman says - @Reuters

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, KE

Update: At least 137 University of Nairobi students injured in stampede linked to Al-Shabaab terror scare - @KTNKenya

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Attack on Kenya's Garissa University College

Kenya orders UN to move massive Somali refugee camp after university attack - @Reuters

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al-Shabaab

Kenya's air force has bombed 2 al-Shabaab training camps in Somalia, military says - @Reuters

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