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

U.S. carries out airstrike on al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The United States on Tuesday carried out an air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, the first strike in the country since President Joe Biden came into office. Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group al Shabaab is seeking to topple the government and establish its own rule in Somalia based on its own strict interpretation of… Read More U.S. carries out airstrike on al-Shabaab militants in 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

Seven dead, several injured as al-Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somalia

Militants stormed a high-end seaside hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20 as they detonated a car bomb then opened fire with assault rifles in the latest attack in the Somali capital. Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab said it was behind the assault on the Elite Hotel… Read More Seven dead, several injured as al-Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somalia