Militants attack checkpoint in Somalia's Puntland, seven dead

Militants attack checkpoint in Somalia's Puntland, seven dead

Al Shabaab militants attacked a checkpoint in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, killing at least seven people in the early hours of Monday, police said.

Explosion heard from ship off the coast of Somalia

Explosion heard from ship off the coast of Somalia

A huge explosion was heard from a ship off the coast of Somalia's Puntland region late on Monday and flame was seen rising from what was possibly a foreign naval vessel, an official told Reuters.

Al Shabaab militants shoot prosecutor dead in Somalia

Al Shabaab militants shoot prosecutor dead in Somalia

Al Shabaab Islamist militants shot dead a military prosecutor in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, the type of targeted killing that Al Qaeda-allied gunmen frequently commit throughout Somalia.

IS-linked group ousted from Somalia town

IS-linked group ousted from Somalia town

The government of Somalia's northern Puntland region said Wednesday it had retaken control of a small port town from jihadists who have declared allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Somali forces kill 7 in clash with faction loyal to IS

Somali forces kill 7 in clash with faction loyal to IS

Soldiers allied to the Western-backed Somali government said they killed seven insurgents from a faction loyal to the Islamic State group in a clash in northern Somalia on Saturday.

Fighting in Somalia's Galkayo city kills 29

Fighting in Somalia's Galkayo city kills 29

Fighting between regional militias in a city in central Somalia killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 50, officials from both sides said on Monday.