Prosecutors say Gavin Wright and co-defendants Patrick Stein and Curtis Allen planned to carry out the attack a day after the November 2016 election. The three men, who were indicted in October, have pleaded not guilty.
According to the MEA, the Indian Navy has been involved in anti-piracy patrolling in the Gulf of Aden since 2008.
US Africa Command spokesman Mark Cheadle said US forces conducted an “advise and assist mission” against al-Shabab with members of the Somali National Army in Kunya-Barrow. He gave no further details.
Ambulance sirens echoed across Mogadishu, with dozens of soldiers at the scene. Aamin Ambulance Service said it had transported seven bodies and 12 wounded.
The death toll may rise, as some of the at least nine people wounded were badly hurt in the explosion in Mogadishu. The blast comes less than a week after al-Shabab gunmen carried out an overnight siege on a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, killing at least 31 people.
The restaurant is just meters away from another one, Posh Treats, that is frequented by the city’s elite.
Baidoa now hosts one of the largest populations of displaced people, with more than 142,000 recorded as of mid-May, according to the International Organization for Migration. The majority of those displaced in Baidoa are children and teens.
Signing the agreement with Somalia will facilitate the Indian inmates imprisoned in Somalia or vice-versa to be near to their families, for serving remaining part of their sentence and shall facilitate their social rehabilitation.
The region has often come under attack by Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants, and is also home to a breakaway group of fighters which declared allegiance to IS last year
If you pull back for a moment from the distracting cacophony engineered by Trump, you’ll realize that there is a plan after all. The dots do connect.
Al-Shabab frequently targets hotels and other public places often visited by government officials and foreigners.
AMISOM usually says it is up to troop-contributing countries to announce casualties. In the past, casualty figures cited by al Shabaab have been much higher than official numbers.
Another 55 people were injured in the Somalian Capital, Mogadishu in the terrorist Attack
Referring to the statement, Chandy said, “This is unbecoming of a prime minister and has created a great deal of agony and protest.”
Multiple drones and manned aircraft launched missiles and bombs on the site, called Raso Camp, which the US had been watching for several weeks, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.