JANUARY 05, 2020
At around 4 a.m. local time, Somlia based Al-Shabaab militants attacked the Manda Bay Airfield on the Manda Island in the Lamu County, which used by both Kenyan and U.S. and forces. Five militants and three Americans were killed during the four-hour long attack and two Americans were wounded. Two aircrafts, two helicopters and several military vehicles were destroyed in the attack. The militants later published pictures of its fihters holding the group's flag standing next to a burning aircraft. The attack, which marked the first Al-Shabaab on American forces in Kenya, highlights the group's growing capabilities.
JANUARY 04, 2020
At least 14 people, including seven children, were killed and 19 wounded when a bus a bus carrying students was hit by an IED in the Toeni department in the northern Sourou province on the border with Mali. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a convoy of three buses carrying about 160 student back to school after the end-of-year school break.
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
At around 2 p.m. local time, armed anti-terrorism police officers responded to a stabbing attack on London Bridge. Officers shot and killed the lone attacker, identfied as 28-year-old Usman Khan, after he was stabbed and klilled two people and wounded three others. A fake bomb was found strapped to his body. Khan, who was known to the authorities, was convicted on terrorism offences in 2012 and released in December 2018. He wore an anckle electronic tag ever since. Khan carried out the tatck shortly after he attended a conference on prisoner rehabilitation - called Learning Together—at Cambridge University.
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
Three people have been stabbed in an attack on a busy Hudson's Bay store at the main market square area in The Hague. Police have launched a massive search to aperhand the attacker. Three people were reportedly injured and retreated in hospital, but were later released. Police described the attacker as a person of North African descent aged between 45 and 50.
NOVEMBER 26, 2019
Citing terrorism and kidnappings threats, the U.S. Department of State issued an updated Travel Advisory for the country, in which it raised its level of advice to “Level 4: Do Not Travel” from its previous “Level 3: Reconsider Travel.” The Department of State also ordered the departure of all minor eligible family members of U.S. government employees under 21 years of age by December 2, as well the voluntary departure for adult eligible family members and employees who may need or choose to depart with dependent eligible family members.
OCTOBER 19, 2019
A large IED exploded inside a small mosque in the Jawdara area of Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province during Friday prayers. At least 69 people were killed in the blast and 50 were wounded. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, security officials blamed the Taliban for bombing. A Taliban spokesman denied the group’s involvement and said that according to witnesses a mortar shell fired by government forces caused the explosion.