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Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base

Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base

Al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on Wednesday

Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.

Al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, US forces

Al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, US forces

Somalia's al Shabaab militant group attacked on Sunday a military base in Kenya used by both US and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames.

Armed assailants kill three in Kenya's Lamu county

Armed assailants kill three in Kenya's Lamu county

Armed assailants on Thursday killed three people and injured two others in Kenya's Lamu county, a coastal region near the border with Somalia, police said.

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu

At least 90 people were killed when a bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organisation

Somali militants claim responsibility for attack outside Somali hotel

Somali militants claim responsibility for attack outside Somali hotel

Somali militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack outside a hotel in the town of Galkayo

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.