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

Several casualties recorded following car bomb attack outside military base in Somalia

Three Somali special forces soldiers were killed and a U.S. officer was seriously wounded in a car bomb on Monday outside the force’s base in the country’s south, a regional Somali government official said. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said they were behind the attack and put the number of dead at 20. A Somali soldier… Read More Several casualties recorded following car bomb attack outside military base in Somalia

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