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

Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local… Read More Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel 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

Eleven dead, ten injured following car bomb attack at shopping mall in Somalia

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab. The blast occurred in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants. “Several dead people were removed from a… Read More Eleven dead, ten injured following car bomb attack at shopping mall in Somalia

Thirteen killed, seventeen injured as multiple bomb attacks rock Somali capital

At least 13 people were killed and 17 wounded in a car bomb attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab close to the president’s residence in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Saturday. A second explosion followed nearby. Al Shabaab, in comments broadcast on its Radio Andalus, claimed responsibility for both blasts and… Read More Thirteen killed, seventeen injured as multiple bomb attacks rock Somali capital

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

Militants attack hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

​ An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said. The attack proved once again that insurgents can carry out deadly assaults in the heart of the Somali capital. Twin bombings in Mogadishu two weeks ago killed more than… Read More Militants attack hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Dozens killed as African Union troops clash with al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Fighting between al-Shabaab fighters and Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers killed 24 people on Sunday, a regional official said, with the Islamist militants putting the death toll higher. Al-Shabaab ambushed a convoy carrying troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) early on Sunday in the Bulamareer district of the Lower Shabelle… Read More Dozens killed as African Union troops clash with al-Shabaab militants in Somalia