Jihadists attack near hotel in Somali capital
A fierce gun battle broke out Tuesday in the Somali capital Mogadishu near a major city centre hotel, security sources and witnesses said, as a jihadist group announced an "operation" there.
Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office
Six people were killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government said on Wednesday, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists.
Three accomplices given long sentences for Kenya university attack
A Nairobi court Wednesday sentenced three men to terms ranging from 41 years to life in prison for abetting the massacre of 148 people by Somali jihadists at Garissa University in northeast Kenya in 2015. Judge Francis Andayi said he considered the "helpless" nature of the victims -- mostly students, rounded up at dawn on…
Car bomb kills eight in Somali capital, emergency workers says
A car bomb exploded near the Somali parliament Saturday, killing eight people, emergency workers said, hours after militia executed nine civilians from a clan with suspected links to the Islamist Al-Shabaab. "We have confirmed eight people killed and 16 others wounded in the blast," the private Aamin Ambulance service said. A second blast on a…
Al Shabaab strikes again in Kenya killing seven
Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex yesterday in Nairobi, killing at least seven persons and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamists al Shabaab.
Clashes, looting in eastern Ethiopia
Residents in the volatile Somali region of eastern Ethiopia on Sunday reported riots, looting and ethnic attacks, as the US embassy in Addis Ababa advised its citizens to avoid the region. "Everybody is inside his home. Nobody is leaving," said a resident of the regional capital Jigjiga who spoke on condition of anonymity. "So many…
US military says no civilians killed in Somali raid
The US military's Africa Command on Friday dismissed allegations that a Somali-led raid conducted with US assistance had resulted in the deaths of civilians. US forces, in an advise-and-assist capacity, partnered with Somali forces in a raid targeting Islamic Al-Qaeda militants aligned with the Shabaab group on May 9. Ali Mohamed Moalin, a traditional elder…
Uganda blames Somalia for deadly Mogadishu shoot-out
The Ugandan army said Monday its troops shot dead three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu after a military convoy carrying Uganda's commander came under friendly fire over the weekend.
At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting
At least 25 soldiers were killed in weekend fighting between rival Puntland and Galmudug regional forces in the Somali town of Galkayo, military officials on both sides said Monday.
Car bomb attackers kill 6 in assault on Somali police building
Six people were killed Sunday in a gun and car-bomb assault on a police building in the centre of the Somali capital that also left seven assailants dead, Security Minister Abdirasak Omar Mohamed said.