Africa African Security al Qaeda in Africa Al Shabab Djibouti Human Rights Violations Islam London Religion Terrorism USA

Al-Shabaab planning attacks in Djibouti-UK

By Staff Reporter

Somali insurgents linked to al-Qaida said to be preparing to attack targets including ‘western interests

Al-Shabaab planning attacks in Djibouti, says Foreign Office

Al-Shabaab militants during a training exercise in southern Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Somalia‘s al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab insurgents are planning further attacks in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the Foreign Office has warned, after suicide bombers attacked a crowded restaurant last month.

“There are credible reports that al-Shabaab plan, and have the capability, to attack targets in Djibouti, including western interests,” the Foreign Office said, noting that “there is a high threat from terrorism” in the port city.

Troops from Djibouti are part of the African Union in Somalia fighting the militants, and Djibouti’s port also serves as a key base for ships taking part in international anti-piracy operations off the Somali coast.

“Djibouti and western interests within Djibouti may be seen as a legitimate target by al-Shabaab because of its support to the Somali government and its participation in the African Union peacekeeping mission,” the Foreign Office statement said.

Last month at least one person was killed and several wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a restaurant, the first attack in Djibouti to be claimed by al-Shabaab since it joined the AU force in 2011.

Al-Shabaab said the attack was also carried out in retaliation to Djibouti’s hosting of the United States’ biggest military base in Africa.

Sailors fire M9 pistols in Djibouti.

Djibouti is targeted for hosting  US’s biggest base in Africa. In the picture Sailors fire M9 pistols in Djibouti. (Photo credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery)

The US base is used for operations across the region, including drone strikes against Islamists in Somalia.

France, the former colonial power, also has a base in the country.

The UK government has also released warnings to citizens in several east African nations – including Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda, who all have troops in Somalia – speaking of the threat of attacks at public screenings of the World Cup.

“Previous terrorist attacks in the region have targeted places where football matches are being viewed,” the government said, adding that crowded areas including transport hubs, hotels, restaurants and bars are also possible targets.

During the World Cup final four years ago Somali Islamist insurgents killed at least 76 people after setting off explosions that ripped through two restaurants in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

-The Guardian Africa

66 Comments

  • 3rd November 2014 - 13:21 | Permalink

    hello there and thank you for your information ¨C I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise some technical issues using this website, as I experienced to reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your respective exciting content. Ensure that you update this again soon.|

  • 3rd November 2014 - 13:41 | Permalink

    fantastic issues altogether, you simply gained a new reader. What would you suggest in regards to your submit that you just made a few days in the past? Any certain?

  • 3rd November 2014 - 14:01 | Permalink

    Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips and hints for first-time blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  • 3rd November 2014 - 14:03 | Permalink

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely great. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it smart. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is actually a terrific site.

  • 3rd November 2014 - 14:17 | Permalink

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Cheers!

  • 3rd November 2014 - 18:02 | Permalink

    These folks completly worthy of the [$] the basically wow gold I personally wore from the moment By means of Winter season

  • 3rd November 2014 - 20:04 | Permalink

    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  • 3rd November 2014 - 20:09 | Permalink

    Hey! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!|

  • Pingback: http://www.netmag.com.pk/media/book3/book3.php?2219tiffany

  • Pingback: http://www.calais-rugby.fr/?phNP4KK9Reschedule.html

  • Pingback: http://www.simexoriginal.rs/site/layouts/book2/book2.php?2102jerseys

  • Pingback: http://closings.cc/?Bz04jdLgns

  • Pingback: http://www.latinapress.it/media/book4/book4.php?2238ugg

  • Pingback: http://clad.org/plugins/book1/book1.php?2201jerseys

  • Pingback: http://www.cntm.md/templates/book/book.php?2057gucci

  • Pingback: http://www.vallorcine.com/media/book4/book4.php?2045gucci

  • Pingback: hollister boxing day

  • Pingback: http://amolwagle.com/?kFriMWbaLW

  • Pingback: http://www.cfetvl.net/plugins/book1/book1.php?2202jerseys

  • Pingback: http://shlaw.co.id/?j3oUFrJ8J1Images/Nike-Air-Max-Outlet-Store-156.cfm

  • Pingback: http://ruffdawg.com/speak.php/?alt_id=a63e41

  • Pingback: http://www.iyasparkavm.com/?tnfoT8MF0Treplicahandbags.php

  • Pingback: http://www.msparentscampaign.org/templates/book4/book4.php?1987ugg

  • Pingback: http://www.letsgotoaustralia.de/libraries/book2/book2.php?2145lv

  • Pingback: http://www.sintestrn.org.br/sinplate/media/book3/book3.php?2046gucci

  • Pingback: http://www.groupeafer.com/books.php?2234moncler

  • Pingback: http://www.agideas.net/?n5BUcS0Qmdmk3.html

  • Pingback: http://eccc.c-s-m.it/books.php?2233ugg

  • Pingback: http://clad.org/plugins/book1/book1.php?2070gucci

  • Pingback: http://www.cch.vic.edu.au/books.php?2223tiffany

  • Pingback: http://www.sciencealert.com/libraries/book1/book1.php?2248ugg

  • Pingback: http://www.goss.org/plugins/book2/book2.php?2154lv

  • Pingback: parajumpers webshop

  • Pingback: eau de gentiane blanche hermes

  • Pingback: parajumpers münchen

  • Pingback: veste parajumpers

  • Pingback: http://purdewdesign.co.uk/?2VOOi0XpFnstyle.html

  • Pingback: http://www.inceptiongallery.com/templates/agency/book2/book2.php?2182lv

  • Pingback: asics gel noosa

  • 11th November 2014 - 16:53 | Permalink

    I do not know whether it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing issues with your blog. It appears like some of the written text on your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Appreciate it
    baby bunting costumes canada http://copproperties.com/images/property/canada-goose-outlet/@@baby-bunting-costumes-canada56yf.html

  • 11th November 2014 - 17:45 | Permalink

    出版執筆|あなたはと考えについて考えたことがあります電子書籍他の上またはゲストオーサリング?あなたが議論アイデアとするのと同じ上の 私がブログを持って本当に似持っている、いくつかの物語/情報を共有する。 訪問者楽しむだろうあなたの作品私は自分を知っている。場合は あなたがしているでもリモートで興味を持って、お気軽にシュートを送る。
    サングラス オークリー 人気 http://devernois-shop.ru/wp-content/themes/sommerce/ockley-1930/@@1h@@2014110812422456xe.html

  • Pingback: parajumpers herrejakke

  • 11th November 2014 - 19:43 | Permalink

    When someone writes an piece of writing he/she keeps the image of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it. Therefore that’s why this article is great. Thanks!

  • Pingback: duvetica 外套

  • 11th November 2014 - 22:02 | Permalink

    Howdy are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any html coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!
    7954m yorkville bomber http://www.cambraypropertymanagement.co.uk/img/canada-goose-outlet/@@7954m-yorkville-bomber39km.html

  • 11th November 2014 - 22:08 | Permalink

    this lady rejected one as he submitted very good positive poppy melody, “All I require is definitely like, which tune were abundant with scriptural allusions “walk around the block everything, “was already lost, “remove owners it down, when he prescribed a maximum through such a track with keep from “tremendous style” that comical.

  • Pingback: http://www.bengkelhumpley.com.my/?x62QEmdBeHsponsor.asp?id=cheap-coogi-clothing-gucci-clothing-wholesale.html

  • 12th November 2014 - 02:14 | Permalink

    this indicates you are suffering, passing away, Or a touch too lack of to afford foods and nutrients.

  • Pingback: http://www.swghc.org/plugins/captcha/recaptcha/book3/book3.php?2085jerseys

  • Pingback: http://www.simexoriginal.rs/site/layouts/book2/book2.php?2151lv

  • 12th November 2014 - 06:00 | Permalink

    銈嗐仹銉併儯銉娿倰鎺掑嚭銇椼€佽剣銇按銈掍繚銇ゃ€?銉曘儵銈ゃ儜銉炽伀娌广倰鐔便仐銆佹暟鍒嗛枔鐜夈伃銇庛仺saut銈掕拷鍔犮仐銇俱仚銆?鐢熷銆併儖銉炽儖銈儦銉笺偣銉堛倰鍔犮亪銆佺帀銇亷銇屾煍銈夈亱銇忋仾銈嬨伨銇х叜銈嬨€?

  • 12th November 2014 - 06:02 | Permalink

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!
    6550lcanadagoose 06 http://www.pineacrefarms.com/Scripts/canada-goose-outlet/@@6550lcanadagoose-0658fn.html

  • Pingback: http://www.telemarinhas.com/books.php?2341hermes

  • Pingback: http://www.frieden-paix.com/books.php?2333dior

  • 12th November 2014 - 06:19 | Permalink

    Al-Shabaab planning attacks in Djibouti-UK | Centre for African news
    canada goose baby bunting http://creativesilverworks.com/men/canada-goose-baby-bunting.html

  • Pingback: http://www.latinapress.it/media/book4/book4.php?2104jerseys

  • 12th November 2014 - 11:41 | Permalink

    Al-Shabaab planning attacks in Djibouti-UK | Centre for African news
    how much is a goose vest http://www.kalgraff.no/make.asp?mykeys=how-much-is-a-goose-vest

  • 24th September 2015 - 03:16 | Permalink

    そこにちょっと挨拶!のためウェブサイトあなたしばらく今、最終的に得た勇気先に行くし、あなたを与えるために|私は読み取り、次のしてきた送信 Aキングウッドから大声で叫ぶ!ちょうどしたかった言う仕事仕事素晴らしい良い素晴らしいを続けてください!

  • 24th September 2015 - 16:58 | Permalink

    へや!私は仕事で私周りにサーフィンを私の新しいのiphone3GS からあなたのブログを!あなたのブログとすべてのあなたの記事を楽しみにしています|ちょうど私が愛していると言うしたかったを通じて読書を読ん! 上のキャリー素晴らしい素晴らしい働く!

  • 24th September 2015 - 22:23 | Permalink

    あなたたちは通常、​​何あまりにも 。 この種の賢い仕事や!私の| |私たち||私の個人的な自分のブログロール。

  • 25th September 2015 - 04:16 | Permalink

    マイコーダ|、PHPから。ネットに移動するために私を納得させる説得しようとしている。 私はいつものためのアイデアを嫌っている。しかし、彼は少ないどれもtryiongんだ。 さまざまな数の各種に|WordPressの可動型私が使用してきた約年のWebサイトや午前神経質別のプラットフォームへの切り替えに関する。 blogengine.net約物事私は優れたを聞いたことがある。方法はありますか私はでき輸入すべての私のワードプレス|そこにコンテンツ投稿? 任意のヘルプは本当にされるであろうが理解!

  • 25th September 2015 - 05:20 | Permalink

    ちょっとそこ|プラットフォームあなたののためのサイトのブログのWordpressを使用していますか?私は、ブログの世界に新たなんだけど、始めるしようとセットアップよ私自身を。あなたが必要でくださいどんなコーディング|自分のブログを作るために知識ノウハウを?すべてのヘルプは大いにされるであろうが理解!

  • 25th September 2015 - 21:15 | Permalink

    ちょっとそこ!あなたは、Twitterを使用していますか? 大丈夫大丈夫私はそれがであるかどうあなたをフォローしたいと思います。私は間違いなく絶対によあなたのブログを楽しんで、新しい投稿を楽しみにしています。

  • 26th September 2015 - 02:52 | Permalink

    こんにちは!あなたは、Twitterを使用していますか? 大丈夫大丈夫私はそれがであるかどうあなたをフォローしたいと思います。私は間違いなくよあなたのブログを楽しんで、新しい投稿を楽しみにしています。

  • 27th September 2015 - 14:23 | Permalink

    本当に素晴らしい、それを維持する|正直が、あなたのサイトブログはであると読者|私はインターネットオンラインのあまりないんだ!私が先に行くと、あなたのブックマークう|道戻ってきてサイトサイトを。 すべてのベスト

  • veaqym
    15th July 2016 - 19:13 | Permalink

    spark CANADA GOOSE CAMP HOODED JACKET Black Womens Canada Goose Womens rqthxkCANADA GOOSE Manitoba Jacket Graphite Mens mcbeth CANADA GOOSE MONTEBELLO PARKA Military Green WOMENS Femme Canada Goose Resolute Parka Bonfire The experiences you get the chance to give your son or daughter and excitement in learning you will have with your family once you’ve reached your destination render it all worth it. And, once you have several outings beneath your belt, the particular traveling part becomes good fun. Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jeunesse Jaune Canada Goose Femme Montebello Parka Rouge ecoyt New Balance Sneakers WL999VT lover Grey Blue Orange havermale mCanada Goose Femme Whistler Parka Baie Canada Goose Femme Montebello Parka Noir Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber jeunesse Berry

    more helpful hints :Canada Goose Whistler Parka

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    Powered by: Wordpress