At least eight Somali soldiers were killed when the Al-Shabaab group overran their military camp on the outskirts of the town of Kismayo early Saturday, military officials and local elders said.
Qatar Charity implemented 421 water projects in Somalia, benefiting more than 1mn drought-affected people in the country.
The US military said it killed nine militants in an air strike targeting al Shabaab in Lebede, Somalia, as part of its operations to support the government's efforts to weaken the militant group.
A Somali-born man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the centre of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police in a rampage they called an act of terrorism.
Qatar has stressed that it will continue to be a key supporter of Somalia and will spare no effort in providing the necessary assistance to the country, noting that it has provided aid to the Somali federal government in several areas.
A recent US air strike in Somalia killed about 60 al Shabaab militants in the largest strike against the group in nearly a year, the US military said on Tuesday.
Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said.