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At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

At least 25 soldiers were killed in weekend fighting between rival Puntland and Galmudug regional forces in the Somali town of Galkayo, military officials on both sides said on Monday.

Islamic State-aligned group takes Somali town, say officials

The group, which refers to itself simply as Islamic State, is a rival to the larger al Shabaab force, which is linked to Islamic State`s rival al Qaeda and once controlled much of Somalia.

Somali pirates free 26 hostages held captive for nearly five years

Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators said on Saturday.

Shabaab seize Somalia town near Kenya border, several soldiers dead in attack

Heavily-armed Shabaab fighters seized control of a Somali town near the Kenyan border on Friday after an attack on an army base that left several soldiers dead, local officials and residents said.

Car bomb kills five soldiers outside Somali president's palace: Police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.

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.

Suicide bomber was former Somali MP: Shabaab

A former Somali MP who joined the Shabaab group in 2010 was one of two suicide bombers who killed 13 people near a United Nations and African Union base, the militants announced on Wednesday.

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source said.

Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Islamist militant group al Shabaab publicly executed a Somali military officer and the leader of a small town in the southern Somali region.

Al Shabaab militants retake Somali town from African Union

 The Islamist militant group Al Shabaab took control of a sizeable town in central Somalia on Sunday after African Union forces left the area, the third town the insurgents have seized since Friday, militants and local officials said.

10 killed as extremist bombers hit military camp in Somalia

Islamic extremist suicide bombers killed at least 10 soldiers on Saturday in an explosion at a military camp in the southern port city of Kismayo, Somali security officials said.

Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

Somali police say the toll for the massive truck bomb attack on the capital's premier hotel has risen to 15, including a Kenya diplomat, a Chinese embassy guard and three journalists.

Blast, gunfire heard in centre of Somali capital: Witness

A large blast was heard in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu followed by gunfire, a Reuters witness reported.

Somali, AU troops capture key Shebab stronghold: Officials

Somali government troops backed by African Union forces on Wednesday captured the Shebab stronghold of Bardhere, one of the last key bases of the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamists, officials said.

Kenya official assassinated in northeast

A Kenyan government administrator in the country`s restive northeast has been gunned down by suspected members of the Somali-led Shebab militia, police said Sunday.

Shebab militants attack military intelligence base in Mogadishu

Shebab militants attack military intelligence base in Mogadishu

Shebab militants launched a major suicide raid on Sunday against a military intelligence base in the capital Mogadishu, setting off a car bomb before storming inside, security officials said.

Islamists kill 8 officers in attack on Somali police station

Islamists kill 8 officers in attack on Somali police station

Gunmen from the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab killed at least eight officers in a raid on a police station near the capital, police and the militants said on Saturday.

Kenya says kills al Shabaab commander and possibly militant Briton

Kenya`s army said it killed a regional commander from Somalia`s al Shabaab group, and possibly also a Briton who joined the militants, in fighting over the weekend.

Somali man arrested in Canada for journalists kidnapping

 Canadian federal police announced today the arrest of a Somali national in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian and Australian journalists.

Two Swedes, Somali plead guilty in NY over Shebab conspiracy

Two Swedes and a Somali, handed to the FBI more than two years ago in Africa, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to aid the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab group in Somalia, US prosecutors said.