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Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Car bomb and all-night hotel siege kill 26 in Somalia's Kismayo

Gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012.

Al Shabaab attack on Somali ministry in Mogadishu kills at least 15

Al Shabaab attack on Somali ministry in Mogadishu kills at least 15

Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an assistant minister ...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least nine people, including an assistant minister, killed during an ensuing gun battle.

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

Somali soldiers have vacated at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what could be a boost for al Shabaab insurgents.

Somali special forces battle militants holding hostages

Somali special forces battle militants holding hostages

Heavy gunfire rang out across central Mogadishu on Friday as Somali special forces battled to dislodge insurgents who bombed a hotel, killing at least 29 people, then holed up with hostages in a neighbouring building.

Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as militants killed

Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as militants killed

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that militants who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been "eliminated" after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued.

US military says it kills six militants in an air strike in Somalia

US military says it kills six militants in an air strike in Somalia

The US military killed six Islamist militants in an air strike in Somalia on Sunday in the vicinity of Dheerow Sanle, in the Lower Shabelle region, it said.

Al Shabaab bomber executed in Somalia

Al Shabaab bomber executed in Somalia

The mastermind of militant car bombs that killed 26 people and injured nearly 40 others in Mogadishu in 2017 was executed in Somalia on Monday, the prosecutor of the military court said.

US military says strike kills nine militants in Somalia

US military says strike kills nine militants in Somalia

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.

60 al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia air strike: US military

60 al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia air strike: US military

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.

Kenyan troops kill 10 al Shabaab fighters

Kenyan troops kill 10 al Shabaab fighters

Kenyan soldiers killed 10 fighters from the Somalian militant group al Shabaab in a clash on Monday in eastern Kenya, the military said.

Suicide car bomb kills at least six in Somali capital

Suicide car bomb kills at least six in Somali capital

A loud blast destroyed the office in Mogadishu's Hodan district and sent up huge clouds of smoke.