Somali group Al-Shabab has spent at least three years in the shadow of Nigeria’s Boko Haram as Africa’s deadliest militant group. has ties to al-Qaeda
But new figures suggest that trend is changing. Al-Shabab was responsible for 4,281 casualties in 2016 compared to 3,499 by Boko Haram according to data collected by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project ( ACLED ) and compiled by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, an institution affiliated to the U.S. Department of Defense.
It is the first time since 2012 that Al-Shabab has overtaken Boko Haram in terms of casualties. It has also overtaken the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), which killed 2,350 people in Africa in 2016.
More reports reaching AWN state that Tiger Woods found asleep in car at time of arrest.No trces of alcohol was found after he did a breath test contrary to earlier reports reaching AWN.
The police found Woods sleeping in his car and had to wake up. When they approached Tiger Woods car, the engine was running vehicle. This led police to suspect Woods was possibly intoxicated. He was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning, according to a police report.
According to the police report, Woods "had extremely slow and slurred speech" and struggled with several roadside tasks. The report noted that the golfer changed his story about where he was going and where he was coming from, originally saying that he was coming from "L.A." and on his way to "Orange County" before stating that he had no idea where he was. Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Florida.
Woods explained to the officers that he was taking prescriptions, including two painkillers. Woods had been suffering from back pains which led him to withdraw from a recent competition. Police said Woods was "cooperative as much as possible" and that he agreed to take a breath test and a urine test. He blew a 0.00 in the breath test.
Woods had explained that he had not been driving under the influence but that he had an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medication.
"I understand the severity of what I did, and I take full responsibility for my actions," Woods said in the statement. "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."
Police sources say that Tiger Woods was arrested for drink driving in Florida early on Monday morning. Woods was arrested about 3 a.m. The professional golfer was later released but Palm Beach County police show that he was detained for a few hours. He was arrested in the town of Jupiter and sources say that his breath smelt of alcohol after police pulled his 2015 Mercedes over a few miles from his home. He has not made any comment. The police record lists the charge as Driving Under the Influence (DUI). He was released on his "own recognizance", meaning he promised in writing to co-operate with future legal proceedings.
[Palm Beach County police released the golfer's mugshot]
Woods is recovering from recent back surgery. He wrote in a blog recently that the surgery had relieved terrible pain and that he hadn't "felt this good in years".
He said the outlook for a return to competitive golf was "positive" but that he was not in a "hurry". "I want to play professional golf again but I'm not looking ahead," he said. "I can't twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals."