Seven dead as al Shabaab militants attack military base in central Somalia

Islamist al Shabaab militants on Friday killed at least seven soldiers at a Somali military base in a town re-captured by the government, the information ministry and militant group said. The attack was eventually repelled, an officer at the base in the central Somali town of Galcad said. He said the dead included the base’s… Read More Seven dead as al Shabaab militants attack military base in central Somalia

Two policemen, one civilian killed following al-Shabaab attack in eastern Kenya

Al Shabaab fighters have attacked a police vehicle in eastern Kenya, killing two officers and one civilian, police and the armed group said. The truck was travelling from Hayley Lapsset camp to Garissa town, around 120 km (75 miles) from the Somali border, when it hit an explosive device, police said in a statement on… Read More Two policemen, one civilian killed following al-Shabaab attack in eastern Kenya

At least twelve dead as al Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu

At least 12 people have been killed in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu after al Qaeda-linked militants attacked a hotel, seizing control in a siege that authorities are still battling to end, an intelligence officer said on Saturday. The attackers blasted their way into the Hayat Hotel on Friday evening with two car bombs before opening fire.… Read More At least twelve dead as al Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu

At least thirteen dead following suicide bomb explosion in central Somalia

At least 13 people were killed in the central Somali town of Beledweyne on Saturday, state television said, after a suicide bomber blew themselves up in a restaurant that witnesses said was packed with local officials and politicians. The al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a report by SITE intelligence,… Read More At least thirteen dead following suicide bomb explosion in central Somalia

Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

An al Shabaab suicide bomber in the Somali capital killed himself and a well-known Somali journalist on Saturday, al Shabaab and the journalist’s family said. Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, commonly known as Abdiaziz Afrika, worked with the government-owned Radio Mogadishu and covered al Shabaab extensively. “My cousin Abdiaziz was killed by a suicide bomber immediately after… Read More Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

Five dead as blast hits bus carrying soccer team in southern Somalia

An explosive planted on a bus carrying soccer players in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said on Friday. “We have confirmed five deaths and more than 12 injuries and we still have some players missing,” Captain Ahmed Farah said from Kismayo. It was not immediately clear who… Read More Five dead as blast hits bus carrying soccer team in southern Somalia

Bomb explosion, gunfire heard as security forces clash with Islamist militants in Somalia

Nine people died after al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, battling security forces until the early hours of Monday, a police spokesman said. A suicide car bombing on Sunday evening was followed by a shootout between al Shabaab militants and security forces at the Hotel Afrik. “The operation is… Read More Bomb explosion, gunfire heard as security forces clash with Islamist militants in Somalia