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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast – official

Mar 30, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbs to his injuries after being rushed to hospital in Garowe, the capital of Puntland where the blast occurred on Sunday, March 29

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack U.S.-Kenya military base

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:35 PM

The Somali jihadists have staged several large-scale attacks inside Kenya, in retaliation for Nairobi sending troops into Somalia as well as to target foreign interests

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Dec 31, 2019 - 9:02 AM

For the first time, Al-Shabaab apologizes to the civilian victims, but says the attack was necessary in its fight against the Somali State and its foreign backers

BOMBING. Somali soldiers secure the scene at a car bombing attack site in Mogadishu, on December 28, 2019. Photo by Abdirazak Hussein Farah/AFP

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81 – gov't

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:55 PM

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, though President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed blames Islamist group Al-Shabaab

AFTERMATH. Somali soldiers secure the scene at a car bombing attack site in Mogadishu, Somalia, on December 28, 2019. Photo by Abdirazak Hussein Farah/AFP

Massive car bomb kills at least 76 in Mogadishu

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:41 PM

(UPDATED) The explosion occurred in a busy area prone to heavy traffic due to a security checkpoint and a taxation office

At least 7 dead in Somalia hotel attack

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:29 AM

The attack is claimed by Al-Shabaab militants, an Al-Qaeda-linked group

Suspected Al Qaeda member arrested in Zambales

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:32 PM

A police report links the Kenyan national to the Al Shabaab terror group affiliated with Al Qaeda, and which operates mainly in East Africa

SUSPECTED TERRORIST. Kenyan national Cholo Abdi Abdullah was arrested on July 1, 2019 in Iba, Zambales, for illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Photo from PNP-CIDG

Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as 'terrorists' killed

Jan 16, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'I can confirm that... the security operation at Dusit complex is over and all the terrorists eliminated,' says Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan special forces take position outside a hotel complex following an explosion in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on January 15, 2019, in Kenya. The Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia claimed responsibility for an ongoing attack in the Kenyan capital, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activities. Luis TATO / AFP

15 killed in ongoing Islamist attack on Kenya hotel complex

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:06 AM

(UPDATED) 'We still believe there are two or 3 attackers in specific locations,' the first police officer says. 'The situation is far from over.'

DEADLY ATTACK. A man walks past bullet marks on a glass outside the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on January 15, 2019, in Kenya, after a blast followed by a gun battle rocked the upmarket hotel and office complex. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP

Somalia's Shabaab Islamist group claims attack in Nairobi

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The Al-Qaeda-linked group says it is behind the attack, which has seen a blast and gunfire at the DusitD2 hotel and office compound in a Nairobi suburb

Somalia orders top U.N. envoy to leave

Jan 02, 2019 - 5:24 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Haysom, is no longer welcome in Somalia and cannot operate in the country,' the foreign ministry says in a statement

UN ENVOY. In this file photo, Nicholas Haysom speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 14, 2016. File photo by Shah Marai/AFP

Islamic State thriving in Somalia – UN report

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:45 AM

The UN report raises concerns that the Bari region could become a potential haven for foreign ISIS fighters, as the extremists are driven out of their strongholds in Syria and Iraq