Seven dead as al Shabaab militants attack military base in central Somalia

Islamist al Shabaab militants on Friday killed at least seven soldiers at a Somali military base in a town re-captured by the government, the information ministry and militant group said. The attack was eventually repelled, an officer at the base in the central Somali town of Galcad said. He said the dead included the base’s… Read More Seven dead as al Shabaab militants attack military base in central Somalia

Gunfire, explosions heard inside besieged hotel in Somali capital

Gunfire was heard on Monday from inside a besieged hotel in the Somali capital that was attacked on the weekend, a nearby resident and a police officer said, while parliament said it had postponed a scheduled session. The Villa Rose hotel, near the presidential residence, was stormed on Sunday by attackers of al Qaeda-linked al… Read More Gunfire, explosions heard inside besieged hotel in Somali capital

One dead, six injured following suicide bombing at military base in Somalia

One soldier was killed and at least six others injured in Somalia on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military base in the west of the capital Mogadishu, a soldier and a hospital worker said. The suicide bomber had disguised himself as a regular soldier and joined others as they filed… Read More One dead, six injured following suicide bombing at military base in Somalia

At least twelve dead as al Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu

At least 12 people have been killed in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu after al Qaeda-linked militants attacked a hotel, seizing control in a siege that authorities are still battling to end, an intelligence officer said on Saturday. The attackers blasted their way into the Hayat Hotel on Friday evening with two car bombs before opening fire.… Read More At least twelve dead as al Shabaab militants attack hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu

U.S. President Joe Biden authorises redeployment of ground troops to Somalia

U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of several hundred American troops into Somalia, two U.S. officials said on Monday, after Donald Trump ordered their withdrawal during his presidency. Prior to Trump’s withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency.… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden authorises redeployment of ground troops to Somalia

At least thirteen dead following suicide bomb explosion in central Somalia

At least 13 people were killed in the central Somali town of Beledweyne on Saturday, state television said, after a suicide bomber blew themselves up in a restaurant that witnesses said was packed with local officials and politicians. The al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a report by SITE intelligence,… Read More At least thirteen dead following suicide bomb explosion in central Somalia