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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali mother and her child were killed and four others injured when a Kenyan warplane bombed two towns in southern Somalia, the woman’s husband said on Monday.

The bombing by the Kenyan plane occurred last Thursday night in two towns in the Gedo area in Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Jubbaland.

The Somali government on Friday condemned what it called “indiscriminate air strikes” in El Ade and Hisa-u-Gur towns carried out by Kenyan forces.

A contingent of the Kenyan military is part of the African Union-mandated peacekeeping force AMISOM stationed in Somalia to help defend the government from the al Qaeda-linked insurgent group al Shabaab.

Ali Ahmed Sheikh, the woman’s husband, told Reuters on Monday he had been out of the house when the warplane struck his family home in El Ade and that of a neighbour on Thursday night.

“I found my house destroyed, my wife Sahra Aden and the baby she suckled dead,” Sheikh told Reuters from Erdogan Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

He was there attending to his children - two boys and two girls - who were injured in the attack.

He said that in the raid, the Kenyan planes had also bombed other villages and destroyed telecommunications masts of Hormud Telecom, a Somali telecoms firm.

A Somali government statement said the air strikes had resulted in death and injury of civilians including women and children, but it gave no specific details about the victims.

Zipporah Kioko, spokesperson for the Kenyan military, referred Reuters back to AMISOM for comment on the incident.

In a statement on Saturday, AMISOM said it was gathering information on the reported incident.

Al Shabaab is seeking to topple the government and establish its own rule in Somalia based on its own strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law. - Abdi Sheikh, Reuters

The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has issued the statement below to confirm the death of its founder, the popular Prophet T.B. Joshua.

10 Things about Prophet T.B Joshua

1. After spending 15 months in his mother’s womb, Prophet T.B. Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, as Temitope Balogun Joshua in the little town of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

The prophet has progressed from a young man with only one year of secondary school education to the head of one of Nigeria’s largest congregations. 

Every Sunday, his congregation, the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), attracts approximately 15,000 people, including tourists from beyond Nigeria.

TB Joshua is a man whose ‘marriage’ with controversies appears to be a never-ending affair, despite all of his accomplishments.

2. He allegedly tried to join the Nigerian Army but was unable to do so because the train he was on broke down, leaving him stranded en way to the military academy.


3. Joshua, T.B., is the father of three children. Evelyn Joshua, his wife, is his life partner. Serah Joshua, his elder daughter, graduated from the London School of Economics, and Promise Joshua, his younger daughter, is presently a student there.

4. He was once named the ‘Yoruba man of the decade’, by IrohinOdua, the first pan-Yoruba news outlet.

5. His TV station, Emmanuel TV, has made his ministry more publicised, drawing more and more foreigners from all around the world to his weekly church services.


6. He is often trailed by controversies mainly due to the nature of sicknesses he has reportedly healed people of and afflictions he has delivered people from. He is also known for his predictions/prophecies.

7. In 2014, a guesthouse collapsed in his church compound, killing about 115 South Africans. 8. Did you know he is also a published author?

T.B. Joshua wrote and published such books as The Mirror, The Step Between You And The Cure, Daily Time With God and What The Future Holds.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Prophet T.B. Joshua is dead, Church says

He has been known to give out cash gifts and foodstuff including other material gifts, to the poor and downtrodden who visit his church.

A Forbes blogger estimated that TB Joshua has spent about $20 million on charitable activities.

10. He is very popular on social media, as his YouTube channel has over 500,000 subscribers, his Facebook page has over 2.8million likes, while his Twitter has about 177,000 followers as well. By Ada Ada, Daily Times

Gunmen killed at least 100 people in a northern Burkina Faso village, the government said Saturday, in what was the country's deadliest attack in years.

The attack took place Friday evening in Solhan village, in the Sahel's Yagha province, government spokesman Ousseni Tamboura said in a statement blaming jihadists. The local market and several homes were also burned down in the area toward the border of Niger, he said. 

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore called the attack barbaric. This is the deadliest attack recorded in Burkina Faso since the West African country was overrun by jihadists linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State about five years ago, said Heni Nsaibia, senior researcher at the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project.

It is clear that militant groups have shifted up gears to aggravate the situation in Burkina Faso, and moved their efforts to areas outside the immediate reach of the French-led counter-terrorism coalition fighting them in the tri-state border region, he said.

Despite the presence of more than 5,000 French troops in the Sahel, jihadist violence is increasing. In one week in April, more than 50 people were killed in Burkina Faso, including two Spanish journalists and an Irish conservationist. More than 1 million people in the country have been internally displaced.

A local who did not want to be named, fearing for his safety, was visiting relatives in a medical clinic in Sebba town, approximately 12 kilometrers from where the attacks occurred. He said he saw many wounded people enter the clinic.

?I saw 12 people in one room and about 10 in another. There were many relatives caring for the wounded. There were also many people running from Solhan to enter Sebba....People are very afraid and worried," he told the Associated Press by phone.

The government has declared 72 hours of mourning. The Week

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