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 ends deadly hotel siege, 14 dead

Somali forces brought an end to an hours-long gun and bomb siege on a Mogadishu hotel by Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants on Saturday, with the government giving a final toll of 14 dead.

Somalia hotel siege ends, 14 dead: Government

A hotel siege by al Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official said on Saturday.

Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead: Official

Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.

Islamist fighters kill 7 in Somali hotel, officials trapped

Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said.

Islamists storm Mogadishu hotel with govt officials inside

Suspected Islamist fighters stormed a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said.

Uganda boosts security after US attack warning

Uganda said on Thursday it was boosting security over threats by Somalia's Shebab militants, after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Somali pirates return, seize Iranian fishing vessel

 Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials said Thursday, raising fears that the scourge of Somali piracy may be returning.

US drone kills Somali militant linked to Kenya mall attack

A drone strike in Somalia last week killed a senior al-Shebab figure linked to the notorious 2013 attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, the US military said Wednesday.

New Shebab attack in northeast Kenya kills three

At least three people have died in a gun and grenade attack on Wajir town in northeast Kenya, the latest in a series cross-border raids by Somalia`s Shebab militants, officials said Wednesday.

Shebab militants attack again in northern Kenya

Somalia`s Shebab militants have killed one man and wounded three others in a shooting in the northern Kenyan town of Mandera, officials said Monday.

Kenya's Westgate terror mastermind killed in drone attack

A senior Al Shabaab commander was killed in southern Somalia in a drone attack, a Kenyan security official confirmed on Friday.

Six Somali policemen killed in Islamist attack on central city: Police

Six Somali policemen were killed on Thursday when al Shabaab Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa and then stormed into the compound, police said.

Somalia`s Shebab militants attack in central town of Baidoa

Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants on Thursday attacked a fortified area in the central town of Baidoa, home to a key regional government headquarters, United Nations compound and airport, security officials said.

Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic

Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday.

Friend of 'Jihadi John' in UK refuge: Report

An al Qaeda terror suspect closely connected to Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John" is living in London, using the Human Rights Act to prevent the UK Government from deporting him.

Eight Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

At least eight Al Shabaab fighters were killed when military and Africa Union (AU) forces attacked the militant group in Somalia`s Bakool region, authorities said Saturday.

Four long-held Thai hostages released by Somali pirates

Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in the Horn of Africa state, the United Nations said on Friday.

One killed in mortar barrage on Somali presidential compound

Insurgents in Somalia`s capital fired a barrage of mortar rounds on Thursday targeting the highly-fortified presidential palace and main government compound, killing a guard, security officials said.

Firing squads, blast walls and dangerous diplomacy in Somalia

 A navy flak jacket over his sky-blue shirt, Neil Wigan peered through the bulletproof glass window at six uneven wooden poles in front of a sand dune.