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U.N. says Somali militants using home-made explosives to step up attacks

WorldNews Friday, 17 May 2019
U.N. says Somali militants using home-made explosives to step up attacksBy Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, May 17 (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own explosives, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters, 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...
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