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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.

Kenyan security on high alert ahead of Obama visit

A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabab militants based in neighbouring Somalia.

18 killed in extremist attack in Somalia

A Somali military official says dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia early on Saturday and clashed with government troops in which 18 militants and soldiers were killed.

Somalia`s Al-Shabab captures boat, crew, says Iran

Somalia`s Al-Shabab Islamist militants have captured an Iranian fishing boat and its crew after it was forced to put into port due to mechanical failure, Iran`s Fisheries Organisation said Thursday.

John Kerry visits Somalia, 1st such trip for a secretary of state

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia on Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al Qaeda-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country.

Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed

 A US man was jailed for 18 years Tuesday for brutally murdering his pregnant girlfriend`s mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside a luxury hotel on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Extremists vows more attacks in Kenya; president responds

Extremists vows more attacks in Kenya; president responds

Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned on Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University College that killed 148 people.

DNA: Somalia's Al-Shabab, another name of terror!

Al Shabaab, an Islamic militant group that seeks to create an Islamic state in Somalia, formed in 2004 as the militant wing of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), a network of Islamist militant tribes that controlled southern and central Somalia.

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Somalia says US airstrike kills al-Shabab leader

A US airstrike killed the intelligence chief of Somali terror group al-Shabab, Somalia's intelligence service said today.

Wanted extremist leader surrenders in Somalia

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a USD 3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said on Saturday.

Militants attack African Union base in Somalia; 9 dead

Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said.

Five attackers dead at AU Somalia base: Official

An African Union Mission in Somalia spokesman says five militants have died after attacking the AU base in the capital, Mogadishu.

Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police

Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police

Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said on Saturday.

10 suspects charged in Uganda over al-Shabab ties

Ugandan authorities on Wednesday charged 10 suspects of Somali origin with terror-related offenses following their arrest in a raid on a suspected al-Shabab cell in this East African country.