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Al Shabaab militants kill U S Navy SEAL in Somalia clash

A US Navy SEAL was killed and two troops wounded in a clash with al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

Mortar attack kills three in Somalia, say police, ambulance services

Mortar shells fired into homes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed three people and wounded five, police and ambulance services said on Friday.

Car bomb explodes near presidential palace in Somalia capital

A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint less than a kilometre away from the presidential compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said.

Seven killed in al Shabaab car bomb attack on Mogadishu hotel

Seven killed in al Shabaab car bomb attack on Mogadishu hotel

At least seven people were killed after two car bombs exploded outside a popular Mogadishu hotel Wednesday, and gunmen forced their way inside the building and opened fire, police said.

Al Shabaab attacks Somali town near Kenyan border, kill 7 troops

Al Shabaab, which regularly attacks Somali forces in its campaign to oust Somalia`s Western-backed government, pulled its fighters out of El Wak overnight.

Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital before gunmen stormed inside on Sunday, leaving at least 10 people dead, police said.

Twin suicide bombs kill 13 near Mogadishu airport

At least 13 people were killed today in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.

Six killed in gun attack on two buses in Kenya''s Mandera

Six killed in gun attack on two buses in Kenya''s Mandera

The attack happened at 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) as the buses were travelling to Mandera town from the capital Nairobi.

At least 18 killed by a roadside bomb in Somalia

At least 18 killed by a roadside bomb in Somalia

At least 18 civilians were killed when a roadside bomb went off on Thursday in Somalia`s Lafole town, southwest of the capital, blowing up a packed mini-bus that was passing by, police said.

Death toll in Islamist attack in Somalia rises to 15: Police

Death toll in Islamist attack in Somalia rises to 15: Police

The Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement distributed through online social networks.

Seven Al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

Local officials told Xinhua the military`s onslaught against Al Shabaab was carried out by an elite unit from the police and national army.

Kenya says arrests key member of militant group plotting attacks

Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities said on Tuesday.

Islamist group kills 30 in twin blasts in Somali town

Islamist group kills 30 in twin blasts in Somali town

Somalia`s al Shabaab Islamist group bombed a busy junction and a nearby restaurant in the town of Baidoa on Sunday, killing at least 30 people, police and the group said.

Somali Islamist rebels say they captured Kenyan troops

Somali Islamist rebels say they captured Kenyan troops

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group said on Sunday it had captured some Kenyan soldiers during an attack last week on a military base in the west of Somalia near the Kenyan border.

Al Shabaab militants attack Somali army base, say dozens dead

Somali and Kenyan military officials said the fighters had seized the Somali army base near the town of Ceel Cadde.

Kenya bus attack: Muslims protect Christians from Islamist militants, set an example

Kenya bus attack: Muslims protect Christians from Islamist militants, set an example

There is a phrase - "United we stand, divided we fall". Living up to meaning of this phrase in real life, a group of Muslims came forward to protect Christian passengers when the bus they were travelling on was ambushed by armed Islamist militants.

Minnesota man charged with planning to join Islamic State

Minnesota man charged with planning to join Islamic State

A Minnesota man was charged on Wednesday as the tenth person in an alleged conspiracy that encouraged young Somali-American men to travel overseas to join militant group Islamic State and he planned to make the trip himself, court papers showed.