Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

An al Shabaab suicide bomber in the Somali capital killed himself and a well-known Somali journalist on Saturday, al Shabaab and the journalist’s family said. Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, commonly known as Abdiaziz Afrika, worked with the government-owned Radio Mogadishu and covered al Shabaab extensively. “My cousin Abdiaziz was killed by a suicide bomber immediately after… Read More Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

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

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