Somalia

Kenya security chiefs ousted after latest massacre

Kenya’s interior minister and police chief were removed from their posts on Tuesday, hours after Somalia’s Al Shabab rebels carried out a fresh massacre in the northeast of the country. In a televised address to the nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta also vowed his security forces will “intensify the war on[…]

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Car bomb in Somalia kills 18

A car bomb exploded outside a popular cafe in Somalia’s capital on Sunday, killing 11 people and wounding eight others, a senior police official said. The blast struck the Aroma cafe in Mogadishu and the bomb was believed to have been detonated by remote control, senior police official Mohammed Hussein[…]

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African Union forces take al-Shabab-held town

Somali troops backed by African Union (AU) forces have retaken the al-Shabab stronghold of Barawe, key to the financing of the armed group. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi, embedded with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Barawe, said: “Special forces are securing the city. They are having people open[…]

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Al Shabaab members killed in Somalia fighting

More than 20 combatants of the Al-Shabaab and several soldiers from Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region were killed Wednesday in fighting, officials said. Puntland security forces launched an attack on an al-Shabaab base in a mountainous area 30 kilometres east of the port city of Bosaso, Puntland leader Abdiwali Mohamed Ali[…]

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US kills six in attack on al-Shabab convoy

At least six people were killed in a US drone attack on a convoy believed to be carrying senior al-Shabab leaders in Somalia. Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Adow, reporting from Mogadishu on Tuesday, said details of the attack near the coastal town of Barawe on Monday night remained unclear but that[…]

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Suicide car bomb explodes in Somalia

Several people were killed when a powerful suicide car bomb exploded near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Al Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a surge of attacks in Mogadishu during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. “A car loaded with[…]

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