Raid to free French hostage turns deadly

2013-01-12 19:12

A French soldier and at least 17 Islamists have been killed in a failed bid to free an intelligence officer captured in Somalia in 2009 and whose fate remains unclear.

Shebab threatens to kill Somalia lawmakers

2012-09-24 14:03

Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shebab has threatened to kill all the country's new lawmakers, saying that an MP killed at the weekend in Mogadishu was just the first to be targeted.


Gunmen kill Kenyan policeman in ambush

2012-12-28 14:06

Suspected Islamists have shot dead a Kenyan policeman in an ambush in the northeastern border town of Mandera, the latest in a string of attacks near the border with Somalia, say police.

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