Authorities say they have stopped an attack claimed by extremist group Al-Shabaab on a popular hotel in the Somali port of Kismayo, but prominent public figures are among those killed. “The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed,” Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, told[…]
Fighters of the al Shabaab group attacked a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers, the group said on Monday, a blast heard by residents of a nearby town. The attack follows a June attack on the base by al Shabaab that[…]
At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia’s al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building. A Reuters witness saw a heavy exchange of gunfire outside the building, which houses the security and interior ministries and[…]
Five suspects are facing charges in connection with the truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu last year which killed more than 500 people, Radioshabelle reported yesterday. Making their first appearance before a military court, the five men were named as Hassan Adan Isack, the driver of a second vehicle;[…]
Somalia’s president said late Thursday night the country’s army was in “hot pursuit” of al Shabaab fighters after the insurgents’ assault on a military base in the Puntland region that left at least 38 people dead. In the early Thursday attack, the group overran a military base in Af Urur,[…]
Somalia’s al Shabaab group has taken control of El Bur, a town in the Horn of Africa’s semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, after Ethiopian forces left, a government official has said. Al Shabaab is seeking to drive the African Union-mandated peace keeping force, AMISOM, out of Somalia and topple the country’s[…]
Somalia’s new president was inaugurated on Wednesday, promising his people that the era of al Shabaab and other Islamist militant groups was over. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual U.S.-Somali citizen, called on al Shabaab’s thousands of fighters to surrender, promising them “a good life” if they did. “To those who[…]
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a hotel in the capital of the semi-autonomous Puntland region killing four guards, while two of the attackers also died, a senior Somali official said. The attack occurred in the port city of Bosasso early on Wednesday, Yusuf Mohamed, the governor of Bari region, told Reuters news[…]
The death toll from Tuesday’s car bomb attack targeting two hotels popular with officials near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 22, police said on Wednesday. The attack was claimed by the Islamist militant group al Shabaab. The blast partially destroyed two hotels, including one[…]
At least 10 people were killed when two suicide car bombers attacked the local government headquarters in Somalia’s Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, police said, and the al Shabaab group claimed the attack. “We have confirmed 10 people dead including civilians and security forces,” said Ali[…]
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