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Failed Somali Prison Break Leaves Five Inmates, Three Guards Dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia — In a failed prison break attempt in Mogadishu on Saturday, five inmates and three soldiers lost their lives, according to a corrections officer. This daring escape attempt took place in the heart of Somalia's capital city. The prisoners, believed to be affiliated with the Al-Shabaab extremist group, somehow found their way to small arms and grenades within the prison walls. What followed was a brutal shootout with guards, catching the correctional staff off guard with the sudden and organized attack.…

Urgent: Intense Gunfire and Explosions Rock Mogadishu Central Prison

Mogadishu (AX) - This Saturday morning, the air around Mogadishu's central prison is filled with the sounds of relentless gunfire. The initial accounts paint a chaotic picture. Witnesses speak of a thunderous explosion echoing near the prison, swiftly followed by an exchange of gunshots that shows no sign of abating. Conflicting stories swirl, with some asserting that a group of armed intruders has breached the prison's defenses, while others suggest a fierce confrontation between security personnel and inmates who have…

Somali Custodial Corps Swiftly Contain Unrest at Mogadishu Central Prison

The bodies of the deceased were identified as previously convicted al-Shabaab fighters sentenced to death. It all started with a bang—literally. Heavy gunfire echoed, followed by an explosion within the facility. Early reports revealed a skirmish between prison guards and inmates who had somehow snagged weapons. Security officials mentioned that the swift action by Somalia's Custodial Corps nipped further chaos in the bud, safeguarding other inmates and the prison staff. The Correctional Force announced they would soon…

Explosions and Gunfire Shatter Calm: Anarchy Breaks Loose at Mogadishu Central Prison

Chaos Unleashed in Mogadishu Prison: Explosions and Gunfire Send Shockwaves MOGADISHU, Somalia — A chaotic scene unfolded early Saturday at the Central Prison in Mogadishu. Gunfire and explosions erupted, witnesses and officials reported. Inmates in the Centrale Section, alarmingly close to the Prison Warden's Office, somehow got their hands on firearms and grenades. The mayhem then spread to Biya Muundo, another major part of the prison. So far, at least five lives have been lost. How did prisoners secure these deadly…

Intense Gunfire and Blasts Shatter Mogadishu’s Central Prison

The specific players tangled up in the shootout remain unidentified. Initial buzz sketched out a scene of bedlam between prison guards and inmates who've somehow laid their hands on weapons. The racket of gunfire apparently followed a boom—an explosion inside the joint—hinting that armed infiltrators might've breached the prison. Casualties? Still a black hole of uncertainty. Somalia’s security honchos are keeping mum for now, offering no formal word on the chaos. This tale is still rolling. Stay tuned, folks—more deets…

Kenyan Judge Hands 30-Year Prison Term to Al-Shabaab Operative

Nairobi (AX) — A Busia tribunal has handed Jackton Jacob Kanoti, who also goes by Abdul Hakim, a 30-year sentence for his affiliation with the jihadist factions Al-Shabaab and ISIS. Kanoti got nabbed in Siaya township in December 2021. Authorities found him with paraphernalia linked to nefarious operations. After an exhaustive two-and-a-half-year trial, the court reached its verdict. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) noted that Kanoti accessed sinister content via his phone, including Telegram group videos and…

Northeastern State Military Court Hands Down Death Sentences and Prison Terms to Four Al-Shabab Operatives

In Bosaso, a Northeastern State military court handed down sentences on four individuals linked to the al-Shabab militant group. One suspect, Mohamud Mohamed Ahmed (Qeyliye), was found in collaboration with the Northeastern State leader of al-Shabab. Qeyliye was found responsible for driving the vehicle that transported gunmen for planned attacks, leading to the deaths of two people in Bosaso. He received a death sentence. Abdikhadar Mohamed Shire, also implicated as a driver for al-Shabab, received a 15-year prison…

Four Youths in Sool Regional Court Sentenced Due to Backing from Somaliland

The four individuals, Hamdi Awil Mohamed, Nimco Jamal Mohamed, Khadra Awil Ali, and Abdiwali Jama Hassan, were convicted of inciting the public and showing patriotism by the court's chief.Evidence like videos and statements supporting Somaliland was used to convict them. The trial was held under Somalia's Criminal Code.This legal response comes after clashes in Las Anod, where control of the city was disputed last year. Somaliland lost control of the city to SSC forces after intense fighting.

IS-Somalia financier sentenced to fifteen years in jail by army courtroom

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A person convicted of funding ISIS-Somalia activists was sentenced to fifteen years in jail by a army courtroom on Monday, following mounting proof all through his trial within the capital Somali, Mogadishu. Abdirizak Mohamed Abdi Jimale was ordered to serve the following 15 years behind bars for his position as a cash launderer for IS-Somalia, turning into the primary main convict of IS-Somalia in latest months, in keeping with the archives of the IS-Somalia. authorities. Documents supplied to the…

Jacky Ndala was sentenced to 2 years in prison for his

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jacky Ndala, leader of the youth union of Moïse Katumbi's party, was sentenced late Tuesday night to two years in prison for making radical comments ahead of the proposed "consolation" law. A text that, if adopted and issued, would exclude from the presidential race, to be held in 2023, candidates whose two parents are not Congolese. For pro-Katumbi, this…

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