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September Today in Terrorism

September 17, 2009: Suicide bombers hit foreign troops in Somalia

On September 17, 2009 Al Shabaab suicide bombers rammed through the security gate of AMISOM’s HQ in Somalia, killing 21 and wounding 40

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September Today in Terrorism

September 2, 2018: Suicide bomber wounds children in Somalia

On September 2, 2018 an Al Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up at a government office in Mogadishu killing 3 and wounding 14

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July Today in Terrorism

July 5, 2016: Al Shabaab beheads telecommunications workers in Somalia

On July 5, 2016 Al Shabaab terrorists beheaded two staff from a Somali telecommunications company whom they accused of “cooperating with the enemy”

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July Today in Terrorism

July 2, 2016: Al Shabaab mortar attack kills children in Somalia

On July 2, 2016 Al Shabaab launched mortars at the town of Baidoa killing two little girls and wounding 19.

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May Today in Terrorism

May 24, 2014: Suicide bombers target restaurant in Djibouti

On May 24, 2014 Al Shabaab claimed a suicide attack on a restaurant in Djibouti, killing one and wounding dozens.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 10, 2012: Grenade attack at bus station in Kenya

On this day in 2012 at least six people were killed and more than 60 injured in an attack at a busy bus station in the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi

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February Today in Terrorism

February 8, 2012: Al Shabaab Car Bombing in Somalia

On this day in 2012 at least 15 people were killed and more than 20 people injured when a car bomb exploded near a cafe in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu

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January Today in Terrorism

January 20, 2011: Hijacking in Indian Ocean

On this day in 2011 Somali pirates seized a Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier off the coast of Oman, and its Vietnamese crew of 24 people.

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Perspectives

A dead terrorist is a good terrorist, especially when another terrorist kills him

When terrorists kill terrorists it is a good day (provided that innocent civilians do not also die in the process). One less terrorist to worry about is a good thing.

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Why Islamist extremists hate democracy so much

One sure sign that someone is become radicalised, perhaps violently so, is their rejection of democracy.