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

Six dead, eight injured following suicide bomb attack at ice-cream parlour in Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an official said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the capital and elsewhere. The group… Read More Six dead, eight injured following suicide bomb attack at ice-cream parlour 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

Hundreds killed, injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali’s capital Mogadishu

​ More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts – for which no organization had claimed responsibility… Read More Hundreds killed, injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali’s capital Mogadishu