Three dead following bomb attack by Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia’s capital city

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu that city authorities said had killed three people. The attack appeared to be part of an intensified campaign over the past two weeks by the al Qaeda ally… Read More Three dead following bomb attack by Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia’s capital city

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attack military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group on Sunday attacked a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, and a police report said the Islamists had destroyed two planes, two helicopters and multiple vehicles. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed an attack on the Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu county, close to the Somali border… Read More Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attack military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces

Kenyan security forces fatally shoot three al Shabaab militants following attack on police outpost

Security forces in Kenya killed three suspected militants from Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab after they attacked a police outpost in Garissa county near the border, police said on Saturday. The incident happened on Friday night after the militants raided a camp used by a border patrol police unit, according to a statement. No security… Read More Kenyan security forces fatally shoot three al Shabaab militants following attack on police outpost

Several police officers dead following bomb attack in Kenya

A roadside bomb hit a police vehicle patrolling near Kenya’s border with Somalia on Saturday, killing several of the 11 officers inside, a police spokesman said. Separately, another blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed eight people, according to emergency services. Both attacks were claimed by Somali Islamist insurgents who also kidnapped three Kenyan police reservists… Read More Several police officers dead following bomb attack in Kenya

U.S. airstrike kills thirteen Islamic State militants in Somalia

A U.S. air strike killed 13 Islamic State fighters in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, days after another strike killed three. The U.S. military has stepped up its campaign of air strikes in Somalia since President Donald Trump took office, saying it has killed more than 800 militants in two… Read More U.S. airstrike kills thirteen Islamic State militants in Somalia

Central Mogadishu in pandemonium as al-Shabaab militants attack government ministry building

Central Mogadishu was shaken on Saturday by a car bomb blast at a government ministry building, with Islamist group al-Shabaab claiming responsibility for the attack in the Somali capital. “The first blast took place at the Ministry of Labor … there are also other ministry buildings near the scene. It was a suicide car bomb… Read More Central Mogadishu in pandemonium as al-Shabaab militants attack government ministry building

Explosion, gunfire as al-Shabaab militants attack hotel in Kenya

At least one explosion and sustained gunfire at an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital sent workers fleeing for their lives on Tuesday, an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab that it said was ongoing. A plume of smoke rose above the 14 Riverside Drive complex. Firefighters extinguished three cars… Read More Explosion, gunfire as al-Shabaab militants attack hotel in Kenya

Three Somali soldiers killed in car bomb attack in Mogadishu

​At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district, a town 30 km to the north west of the capital Mogadishu, police and militants said. The attack was claimed by Islamist militants al Shabaab. Somali soldiers were deployed in Afgoye this week in efforts to tighten security in the… Read More Three Somali soldiers killed in car bomb attack in Mogadishu