Al Shabaab Somali senior commander killed in airstrike

A senior commander in al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda affiliated Islamist rebels, was killed last month in a U.S. airstrike, the group said on Saturday in an online statement. Somalia said at the time that its military and allied foreign troops had killed the man identified as Ali Moahmed Hussein or Ali Jabal, believed responsible for several… Read More Al Shabaab Somali senior commander killed in airstrike

Five dead, six injured as al-Shabaab bomb attack hits Somali capital

A bombing claimed by Islamist insurgents killed five civilians and injured six more in the Somali capital on Wednesday, a spokesman for the city’s mayor said, underscoring the militants’ ability to carry out attacks despite territorial losses. Bombings are a near-daily occurrence in Mogadishu. Most are claimed by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militia, which… Read More Five dead, six injured as al-Shabaab bomb attack hits Somali capital

Suicide bomb attack in the capital city of Somalia leaves 39 dead, dozens injured

A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district where the bombing happened. “We carried 39 dead bodies… Read More Suicide bomb attack in the capital city of Somalia leaves 39 dead, dozens injured

Nine dead, dozens injured as mosque in Somalia collapsed during prayers

At least nine people were killed and dozens injured when a mosque they were building in Somalia collapsed. Over 100 people were helping pour a concrete foundation to the mosque in Garasballey district close to the capital Mogadishu on Friday when the structure suddenly collapsed, leaving several trapped under the debris. Sheikh Mohamed Hashi, imam… Read More Nine dead, dozens injured as mosque in Somalia collapsed during prayers

Over 180 Kenyan soldiers killed during al-Shabab attack in Somalia

Over 180 Kenyan troops were killed when al-Shabab attacked their base last month, Somalia’s president has said. Kenya’s army has refuted that claim, but again refused to give its own casualty figures for the assault in the southern Somali base of el-Ade. The Islamist militant group said it had killed about 100 Kenyan troops. If… Read More Over 180 Kenyan soldiers killed during al-Shabab attack in Somalia

Five Kenyan policemen dead as bomb attack hits Somalia

At least five police officers died in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Kenya, police and reports said Wednesday, as troops inside Somalia pulled out of some bases after Islamist attacks. Kenyan police chief Joseph Boinnet confirmed “there was an incident where a police lorry hit an improvised explosive device” on Tuesday, but gave no… Read More Five Kenyan policemen dead as bomb attack hits Somalia

3 dead, 7 injured as bomb blast rocks mall in Somalia

At least three people were killed and seven wounded Saturday when a car packed with explosives exploded outside a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital, a senior police official said. Police Col. Ahmed Hassan said the attack apparently was aimed at Hussein Wehliye Irfo, the governor of central Somalia’s Galgaduud region. The explosions happened a few… Read More 3 dead, 7 injured as bomb blast rocks mall in Somalia