Al Shabaab now making deadly bombs: UN

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Cars burn after grenade attack by Al Shabaab terrorists in Nairobi: A secret UN report says the terrorists now make own bombs

A secret UN report said Al Shabaab, Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own bombs, as they mount more frequent and deadly attacks.

The findings are a blow for internationally backed efforts to fight the al Shabaab insurgency, which has repeatedly carried out attacks in East Africa and launched dozens in Somalia this year despite a dramatic increase in U.S. air strikes.

“For the first time, post-blast laboratory analyses … indicate a clear shift in al Shabaab construction methods, away from the use of military-grade explosives and toward HME (home-made explosives,” said a confidential report by the U.N. panel of experts on Somalia, which was seen by Reuters.

“Information from a range of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts suggests a probable connection between the development of HME by al Shabaab and the recent increased frequency…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria