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This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. (AP Photo/FBI)

Target of SEAL raid planned attacks in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The man U.S. Navy SEALs tried to take down in Somalia over the weekend was a Kenyan who had plotted to attack his country’s parliament building and the United Nations headquarters […]

10/07/2013

Map locates Barawe, Somalia; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;

US forces hit extremists behind E. Africa attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya’s capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in […]

10/05/2013

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AP sources: Navy SEALs raid Somali town

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Navy SEALs have raided a Somali coastal town looking for an al-Qaida suspect in connection with the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get […]

10/05/2013

A giraffe eats a food pellet from the mouth of a foreign visitor at the Giraffe Centre, in the Karen neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Mall attack to cost Kenya $200 million in tourism

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When Ohio resident Bill Haynes heard about the shooting at Westgate Mall by Islamic extremist gunmen last month, he considered canceling his upcoming 17-day safari to Kenya and Tanzania. “You can’t […]

10/01/2013

Kenyan security forces are seen at the entrance of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday Sept. 24 2013.  (AP Photo/ Jerome Delay)

Kenyans say they control mall, attackers say no

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic militants who staged a deadly attack on a Kenya mall said Tuesday hostages are alive and their fighters are “still holding their ground,” calling into question Kenyan officials’ claims that […]

09/24/2013

A Kenyan policeman keeps crowds of onlookers back from the Westgate Mall, in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya official reports several Americans among attackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya’s foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on […]

09/23/2013

Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Kenya mall siege in final stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan security forces were in the final stages of flushing out al-Qaida-linked terrorists from a besieged shopping center, the vice president said late Monday, two days after the upscale mall was […]

09/23/2013

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Kenyan forces say they rescued ‘most’ hostages

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Helicopters circling overhead, Kenya’s military launched a major operation Sunday at an upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued “most” of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during […]

09/22/2013

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Analysis: Kenya attack a shift for Somali rebels?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is under pressure to ramp up counterterrorism action against al-Shabab in Somalia following the al-Qaida-linked group’s deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and injured […]

09/22/2013

Onlookers watch as black smoke billows from the international arrival unit  of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Segeni Ngethe)

Inferno roars through E. Africa’s largest airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small fire at Kenya’s main airport swelled into a roaring inferno Wednesday that destroyed part of East Africa’s largest aviation hub and hampered air travel across the continent. Firefighters were […]

08/07/2013

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