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

Car bomber attack AU peacekeeping headquarters in Somalia

At least three people were killed when a suicide attacker set off a car bomb at a checkpoint outside the main base of an African Union peacekeeping force in the Somali capital on Monday, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want to topple the Western-backed government, have… Read More Car bomber attack AU peacekeeping headquarters in Somalia