7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 20:09

At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service have said.

Suicide blast in Somalia's capital targets police station

2017-06-22 15:05

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.

Somali officer sentenced to death over minister's murder

2017-06-19 18:38

A Somali military court has sentenced a naval officer to death for shooting dead the minister of public works in what the defense argued was an accident.

US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

2017-06-11 21:40

US military says it carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that targeted and killed 8 al-Shabaab extremists.

Soldiers clash with Islamists in Somalia's Puntland region

2017-06-08 19:02

A dawn raid by jihadists on a military camp in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region left at least 10 soldiers dead, security officials have said.

4 aid workers killed in Kenya when vehicle runs over mine

2017-06-06 21:06

A Kenyan government official says four Kenyan aid workers have died after their vehicle hit a mine near the Dadaab refugee camp in the eastern county of Garissa.

8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

2017-05-24 22:45

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials have said.

Five police killed in second Kenya roadside bomb: governor

2017-05-24 20:33

Five police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northeastern Kenya, a local governor said, just hours after a similar blast claimed three police lives.

Ethiopia sentences 2 accused al-Shabaab members to prison

2017-04-29 12:02

Ethiopia says two men accused of trying to establish a cell of the al-Shabaab extremist group inside the country have been sentenced to six years in prison.

Al-Shabaab vows 'doubled response' to US move in Somalia

2017-04-12 14:51

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab claims that its escalation of deadly attacks is in "doubled response" to President Donald Trump's approval of expanded US military efforts against it, an organization that monitors extremist groups says.


3 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 16:01

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, says police.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

2017-06-20 16:10

Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 15, police say; al-Shabaab quickly claims responsibility.

Somalia restaurant attack death toll rises, at least 31 dead

2017-06-15 16:00

At least 31 people are dead after the overnight siege of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists, ended on Thursday morning by security forces with all five attackers killed.

US forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon

2017-06-11 20:22

US forces carried out a strike in conjunction with Somali special forces against Al-Shabaab approximately 300km southwest of Mogadishu, according to the Pentagon.

Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabaab attack on Somalia military base

2017-06-08 16:36

Heavily armed al-Shabaab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people, say officials.

Shabaab kills 5 Kenyan police in third bombing

2017-05-25 19:15

Five police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kenya in an attack claimed by Shabaab Islamists a day after eight police died in similar blasts.

Somalia car bomb kills at least 8 in capital, police say

2017-05-24 21:49

A car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, killing at least eight people and injuring 15, says police, as the extremist group al-Shabaab quickly claimed responsibility.

UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

2017-05-16 15:01

A top UN official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali.

Kenyan army: 52 al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

2017-04-22 13:02

Kenya's military has said it killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabaab during an early morning attack on a camp in neighbouring Somalia.

Mogadishu mortar attack kills 3 family members: official

2017-04-07 13:09

At least three people belonging to the same family were killed and three others wounded when mortar shells landed on their home in Mogadishu, a security official and witnesses have said.

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