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Regional al-Shabab leader killed in raid by military: Somalia

A regional leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somalia's military, the government announced today, as the country's new offensive against the fighters moves ahead.

Somalia faces presidential election under threat of attack

Somalia holds a groundbreaking presidential election on Wednesday amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.

Suicide car blast kills 16 at Police station in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu

Suicide car blast kills 16 at Police station in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu

A suspected suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu on Saturday when soldiers stopped him for security checks.

Somalia forces end extremist siege of hotel, 15 killed

Officials say Somali security forces have ended a siege by extremist gunmen which killed least 15 people, including two members of parliament, at a hotel in the Somali capital after an all-night gunfight.

Car bomb kills 4 outside police academy in Somali capital

A Somali police official says three police officers and one civilian have been killed in a car bombing outside a police academy in the Somali capital.

Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

A police official says Somalia's security forces have ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed in the attack.

At least 3 killed as Somali extremists attack restaurant

Witnesses said that gunmen entered the restaurant from the direction of the beach as clients, sitting behind razor wire, watched the seashore.

At least four killed in Somalia blast: Police

 At least four people have been killed and several others wounded in a bomb explosion in Kismayo city, southern Somalia, police said.

Reporting violent events puts journalists at PTSD risk

Journalists who report on life-threatening events are at increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, says a study that looked into the emotional well-being of reporters covering violent events in Kenya.