Somali militants attack African Union base south of capital

Somali al Shabaab militants fought a gunbattle with African Union troops after ramming a car laden with explosives into their base south of the capital Mogadishu early on Friday, military officials and a spokesman for the group said.

Jun 26, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

Toll from twin bomb attack in Somalia rises to 15

The toll from a twin bomb attack in the central Somali town of Baidoa has risen to 15, police said on Saturday, as the president decried what he called a desperate strike.

Dec 06, 2014, 14:15 PM IST

Violent protests amid Somali political power struggles

At least two people were killed Monday in clashes in the Somali town of Baidoa, the latest violence in the war-torn nation sparked by political power struggles, police said.

Nov 17, 2014, 22:08 PM IST

Ten killed in Somalia bombing: Police

At least 10 people were killed today in a huge explosion targeting a senior official in the southern Somali town of Baidoa, police and hospital staff said.

May 12, 2014, 23:25 PM IST

Ethiopian troops seize key Somali rebel bastion

The loss of Baidoa in central Somalia is a major blow for the al Qaeda-backed al Shabaab rebel group.

Feb 22, 2012, 22:33 PM IST