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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.

Twin suicide bombs kill 13 near Mogadishu airport

At least 13 people were killed today in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.

Six killed in gun attack on two buses in Kenya''s Mandera

Six killed in gun attack on two buses in Kenya''s Mandera

The attack happened at 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) as the buses were travelling to Mandera town from the capital Nairobi.

At least 18 killed by a roadside bomb in Somalia

At least 18 killed by a roadside bomb in Somalia

At least 18 civilians were killed when a roadside bomb went off on Thursday in Somalia`s Lafole town, southwest of the capital, blowing up a packed mini-bus that was passing by, police said.

Death toll in Islamist attack in Somalia rises to 15: Police

Death toll in Islamist attack in Somalia rises to 15: Police

The Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement distributed through online social networks.

Seven Al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

Local officials told Xinhua the military`s onslaught against Al Shabaab was carried out by an elite unit from the police and national army.

Kenya says arrests key member of militant group plotting attacks

Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities said on Tuesday.

Islamist group kills 30 in twin blasts in Somali town

Islamist group kills 30 in twin blasts in Somali town

Somalia`s al Shabaab Islamist group bombed a busy junction and a nearby restaurant in the town of Baidoa on Sunday, killing at least 30 people, police and the group said.

Somali Islamist rebels say they captured Kenyan troops

Somali Islamist rebels say they captured Kenyan troops

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group said on Sunday it had captured some Kenyan soldiers during an attack last week on a military base in the west of Somalia near the Kenyan border.

Al Shabaab militants attack Somali army base, say dozens dead

Somali and Kenyan military officials said the fighters had seized the Somali army base near the town of Ceel Cadde.

Kenya bus attack: Muslims protect Christians from Islamist militants, set an example

Kenya bus attack: Muslims protect Christians from Islamist militants, set an example

There is a phrase - "United we stand, divided we fall". Living up to meaning of this phrase in real life, a group of Muslims came forward to protect Christian passengers when the bus they were travelling on was ambushed by armed Islamist militants.

Minnesota man charged with planning to join Islamic State

Minnesota man charged with planning to join Islamic State

A Minnesota man was charged on Wednesday as the tenth person in an alleged conspiracy that encouraged young Somali-American men to travel overseas to join militant group Islamic State and he planned to make the trip himself, court papers showed.

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.

Al Shabaab raids Somali African Union base, many killed

Al Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base in southern Somalia on Tuesday, where they say they killed 50 peacekeepers, in what the AU mission called a "heinous" attack.

At least 13 dead in al Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

At least 13 dead in al Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

  The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 people, a first responder and the rebel group said.

15 killed in Mogadishu hotel blast

At least 15 people were killed and a number of others injured in a blast at a hotel in Somalia`s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, police said.

Barack Obama returns to father's homeland Kenya with history, security on his mind

President Barack Obama will land in Kenya on Friday with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to his father`s birthplace will dominate a trip that Kenyans view as a native son returning home.

3 civilians, 3 gunmen killed in twin Somalia hotel attack

Gunmen killed at least three people when they stormed two hotels in Somalia's capital Mogadishu today, a security official said, with three militants also killed in heavy ongoing fighting.

Three al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Three Al Shabaab militants were killed in fierce fighting after the Al Qaeda-allied insurgents launched an attack on a government military base in Jala-laksi district of Hiran region in central Somalia.

Somali militants attack African Union peacekeepers' base

Al Shabaab militants battled with African Union (AU) troops in Somalia on Friday after exploding a car bomb at a peacekeepers` base south of Mogadishu at dawn, military officials and a rebel spokesman said.