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When it is ok to talk to terrorist groups?

The belief that we should never talk to terrorists under any circumstances gets dicey when we are talking about saving people from starvation.

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May Today in Terrorism

May 25, 2014: Suicide bombers hit popular restaurant in Djibouti

On May 25, 2014 two possible Al Shabaab terrorists bombed a restaurant in Djibouti, killing three and wounding 15.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 26, 2012: Mortar attack hits civilian camp in Somalia

On March 26, 2012 at least two people were killed and 8 others wounded by mortar rounds fired by Somali terrorist group al Shabaab

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February Today in Terrorism

February 5, 2016: Car bomb targets airport official in Somalia

On February 5, 2016 three people were killed in a probable Al Shabaab car bomb targeting an airport official in Mogadishu.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 15, 2012: Al Shabaab landmine targets water supply in Somalia

On January 15, 2012 a water tanker transporting its load hit a landmine probably laid by Al Shabaab terrorists killing three in Somalia.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 1, 2012: Al Shabaab ruins New Years in northeastern Kenya

On January 1 2012, terrorists believed to be part of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab (AS) sprayed bullets at New Year revellers in two bars in northeastern Kenya, killing five people.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 18, 2016: Rocket attack targets commuters on Somali minibus

On December 18, 2016 an RPG most likely fired by Al Shabaab struck a minibus in Somalia’s southwestern Lower Shabelle region, killing six people.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 7, 2012: Mosque hit with a grenade attack in Kenya

On December 7, 2012 a grenade tossed near a mosque in the Eastleigh area of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, killed five and wounded at least eight.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 28, 2002: Successful and unsuccessful attacks in Kenya

On November 28, 2002 a car crashed through the front of a Kenyan hotel, killing 13 and wounding 80: an attack on an aircraft taxiing failed.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 26, 2018: Al Shabaab terrorists attack Sufi preacher in Somalia

On November 26, 2018 Al Shabaab sent two suicide bombers to kill a Sufi preacher in of Mogadishu for playing music: in all 18 died.