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Police Clash in Mandera Results in Deaths of Five Suspected al Shabaab Militants

At least five suspected al Shabaab militants were killed during a confrontation with police in Guba, Elwak, located in Mandera county. According to police, the death toll among the suspected terrorists is expected to rise as they discovered blood trails leading to the primary Kenya-Somalia border. On the evening of Thursday, July 11, a Special Operations Group team was on the trail of suspected terrorists reported in the vicinity. The officers walked into an ambush, sparking a fierce skirmish. Police recovered various…

Somali Lawmakers Arrested by Alleged Undercover Agents in Nairobi

We were chillin' at a hotel in Kilimani, Nairobi, when we decided to switch spots to another nearby joint. Outta nowhere, a car tails us, then zooms ahead and blocks our path. Five dudes were inside; one dipped out, and three swaggered over to us. One of them had a mask on. "They started grilling us about our doings," Kooshin said. "The whip had five guys; one bounced, one lounged inside masked up, and three came at us, firing questions, even about our IDs," added Kooshin. Whipping out their Somali parliamentary ID cards,…

Kenya joins forces with EU to prosecute alleged perpetrators of maritime crimes

Kenya has agreed to collaborate with the European Union to combat criminal activities at sea, particularly from pirates and Houthi rebels in Yemen. The EU, with a presence in the Indian Ocean, is concerned about the growing threat which is affecting ship traffic in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, causing disruptions in international trade.Given the increasing risks to shipping in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea, the European Union is seeking Kenya's assistance in prosecuting suspected criminals apprehended…

FA Charges West Ham Star Paqueta for Suspected Betting Violations

Lucas Paqueta refuted claims of scheming to receive a card in four Premier League games to manipulate betting markets. The Football Association (FA) has charged him with violating betting rules, alleging that he sought deliberate cards in different games. Last year, reports emerged of suspicious betting behavior linked to Paqueta, prompting an investigation by the FA. When questioned in March, the Brazilian player stated his willingness to assist in the FA's inquiry. The FA formally accused Paqueta of trying to provoke…

Somali Pirate Suspects Handed Over by EU for Trial in Seychelles

The European Union's anti-piracy naval forces, Operation ATALANTA, have handed over six Somali pirates to Seychelles for trial following an attack on the Crystal Arctic, a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker, which occurred on 10 May in the Gulf of Aden. The attack was thwarted by the vessel's security team firing back. Confirmation of the transfer was made by Operation ATALANTA on Wednesday. The suspects are now in custody awaiting trial. Prior to their handover, a delegation including the Minister of Internal Affairs, a…

Somali Pirates Face Trial in Seychelles: Justice Served on High Seas

The EU's anti-piracy naval mission, Operation ATALANTA, sent six suspected Somali pirates to Seychelles for trial over an attack on the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Chrystal Arctic. The tanker was targeted in the Gulf of Aden on May 10, but the pirates were thwarted by the ship's security team's gunfire. Confirmation of the transfer came from Operation ATALANTA on Wednesday. The suspects are currently in custody, awaiting trial. Before the handover, a delegation including the Minister of Internal Affairs, a…

Somali piracy suspects apprehended and transported for trial in Seychelles

According to UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), a suspicious vessel carrying 5-6 armed individuals with ladders approached a tanker. The tanker's captain enacted security measures upon spotting the potential threat. The armed individuals on the small boat fired at the tanker, prompting the vessel's security team to return fire, causing the small craft to retreat. An Operation ATALANTA warship arrived, apprehending the suspects, some of whom needed medical attention. EUNAVFOR has officially labeled the incident as a piracy…

Gulf of Aden Under Siege: Escalating Threat of Somali Piracy Sparks Alarm

A European naval force apprehended six suspected pirates after they attacked an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, possibly part of a surge in piracy originating from Somalia.The assault on the Marshall Islands-flagged Chrystal Arctic occurred amid Yemen's Houthi rebels' attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait. These attacks have disrupted commercial traffic through the area towards the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea.The pirates fired on the tanker from a vessel carrying weapons and ladders, armed…

Gulf of Aden Under Siege: Escalating Somali Pirate Activity Sparks Alarm

The Indian Navy heroically saved the MV RUEN in the waters off Somalia on March 16, 2024. A European naval squad captured six suspected pirates who attacked an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden. These incidents are part of a rising trend in piracy activities originating from Somalia. The pirates assaulted the Chrystal Arctic, a ship sailing under the Marshall Islands' flag, with firearms and ladders. They carried rifles and grenades, according to Ambrey, a private security company. A skirmish ensued between the pirates and the…

Police in Jubbaland apprehend four individuals believed to be involved in piracy activities in Lower Jubba district

Kismayo (AX) - Police in Jubbaland State apprehended four individuals believed to be pirates, who were allegedly plotting to target ships in Somali waters following a security operation near Kismayo town. The operation occurred around 70 km south of Kismayo, the temporary capital of Jubbaland State, with two suspects managing to flee. Major Sadiq Mohamud, the commander of the police department in Lower Jubba, disclosed that they have identified individuals involved in funding piracy activities within Jubbaland. He mentioned…

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