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

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