ARTICLES RELATING TO AL-SHABAAB

Residents in Somali town resist al-Shabaab taxes, 10 dead

2016-11-29 10:51

A resident says clashes between the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab and villagers in a central Somali town have left 10 people dead and dozens wounded

Students scamper for safety as gunmen storm school and fire shots in Kenya

2016-11-23 08:39

Armed gunmen have stormed a school in a Kenyan province bordering Somalia, spraying bullets but not injuring anyone, official sources say, without confirming whether they were Shabaab group militants.

Ethiopian court jails 8 Somalis over failed attack in 2013

2016-11-12 20:00

An Ethiopian court has sentenced eight Somali nationals to jail terms ranging from two to nine years after they were convicted for planning a failed attack in the capital Addis Ababa.

Kenya declares curfew in strife-hit Mandera

2016-10-28 10:05

Kenya's government has announced a 60-day dusk to dawn curfew in the northeastern town of Mandera, hit by two deadly terrorist attacks in three weeks.

Somalia's al-Shabaab in comeback, as Ethiopia pulls troops

2016-10-27 19:03

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabaab, are making a comeback, having recently seized four towns and attacked a guesthouse in neighboring Kenya, killing 12.

Kenya: 12 killed in extremist attack

2016-10-25 10:19

Gunmen from an extremist group have killed at least 12 people in an attack targetting non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, near the Somali border, an official says.

Shabaab assault on key Somali town leaves 10 dead

2016-10-19 10:37

Fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group launched a major attack on a strategic town near Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, including civilians, before retreating.

Has Shabaab been weakened for good? The answer is 'yes' and 'no'

2016-10-18 15:02

Al Shabaab is facing stress under increased pressure from the government and the regional states. But it should also be noted that predictions of its collapse have come and gone before.

Kenyan police arrest Briton in Shabaab recruitment probe

2016-10-11 20:52

Kenyan police have arrested a British national alongside two Somali women, all suspected of recruiting for Somalia's Islamist Shabaab militants, police sources say.

Shabaab kills six 'Christians' in northeast Kenya

2016-10-06 23:00

Somalia's Islamist Shabaab militants have claimed an attack on a residential compound in the restive northeastern Kenyan town of Mandera that left six "Christians" dead, according to a report.

 

Somalia: 11 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

2016-11-26 17:05

Somali police say a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the capital, killing at least 11 people and injuring 16 others.

Rival Somalia regions agree to bury the hatchet, again

2016-11-13 19:12

The leaders of two neighbouring Somali regions have agreed to respect a ceasefire whose repeated violations have claimed at least 45 lives in recent weeks, the UN says.

Group: Somalia least likely to punish media murders

2016-10-29 07:01

A prominent media watchdog says Somalia topped the list of countries where the killings of journalists is most likely to go unpunished for the second year in a row.

ISIS-linked group abandons Somali town after brief occupation

2016-10-27 21:00

A breakaway group of around 50 Somali militants who declared loyalty to the Islamic State jihadists has abandoned a small port town, a day after occupying it, residents and an official say.

Shabaab suicide bomber strikes AU base in Somalia

2016-10-25 16:26

A Shabaab suicide bomber has rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into an African Union military base in central Somalia, a security official said.

Heavily armed Shabaab fighters retake town in central Somalia

2016-10-24 06:00

Islamic extremist rebels have recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out, according to residents.

Fierce fighting in key Somali town close to Mogadishu

2016-10-18 21:07

Fighting between Somali troops and al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters is ongoing in the key city of Afgoye, some 30km northwest of the capital Mogadishu, a security source and a witness say.

11 dead, 50 000 displaced in week of Somali bloodshed: UN

2016-10-16 23:00

A week of violent clashes between rival forces in northern Somalia has killed 11 people and forced more than 50 000 to flee, the UN humanitarian agency says.

At least 6 killed in clashes between rival Somali regions

2016-10-08 07:04

At least six fighters have been killed and nine others wounded in clashes between forces from two neighbouring administrations in northern Somalia, officials and witnesses say.

Al-Shabaab kills 6 in Kenya border town

2016-10-06 17:10

The governor of the Kenya-Somalia border county of Mandera says six people died in an attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

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