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Somali rebels planning attack on Mogadishu port-sources

“Hardline Islamist insurgents have plans to attack the Somali capital’s seaport with vessels packed full of explosives, African Union peacekeepers and moderate Islamists said Friday. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters are waging a deadly insurgency against the fragile Western-backed government, intent on imposing a harsher version of Sharia law throughout the impoverished nation.

‘We have information that al Shabaab want to use a boat laden with explosives to attack the seaport,’ Major Barigye Ba-hoku, spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM), told Reuters.

‘We don’t know when they might attack, but they are planning it,’ he said. “

(Source: Somali rebels planning attack on Mogadishu port-sources – washingtonpost.com.)

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