The Kenyan Air Force bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Sunday, a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) source said, in the first major military response to last week`s attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university.
After al Shabaab gunmen massacred nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university on Thursday, singling out Christians for point-blank executions, churches in Kenya are turning to armed guards to protect their Easter Sunday congregations.
Kenya`s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday that those behind an attack in which al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 148 people at a university were "deeply embedded" in Kenya, and called on Kenyan Muslims to help prevent radicalisation.
Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab said their gunmen were holding Christian hostages after attacking a Kenyan university on Thursday in an ongoing assault in revenge for Nairobi`s troops fighting in Somalia.
Six Somali policemen were killed on Thursday when al Shabaab Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa and then stormed into the compound, police said.
Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hotel in the Somali capital on Friday and then stormed inside where politicians had gathered, killing at least 10 people including a lawmaker and lightly wounding two ministers.
The United States carried out a drone strike in Somalia against a senior leader from the militant group al Shabaab, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, adding that, if successful, it represented a significant blow.