Somalia twin bomb attack toll rises to 358, govt holds al-Shabab responsible

Somalia twin bomb attack toll rises to 358, govt holds al-Shabab responsible

Somalia's information minister says the death toll has risen to 358 in the country's worst- ever attack.

Oct 21, 2017, 06:01 AM IST

Suspected militants kill 2 police in attack on Kenyan church

Kenya's police say two officers were killed when gunmen attacked them at a church they were guarding by Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:02 PM IST

At least 31 civilians killed in hotel attack in Somalia's capital

Police say nearly 40 people were wounded in the assault that began when a car bomb exploded outside the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu.

Jun 15, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Regional al-Shabab leader killed in raid by military: Somalia

A regional leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somalia's military, the government announced today, as the country's new offensive against the fighters moves ahead.

May 07, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

Somalia faces presidential election under threat of attack

Somalia holds a groundbreaking presidential election on Wednesday amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital's international airport and cleared major streets.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
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.

Dec 11, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

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.

Jun 02, 2016, 15:05 PM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2016, 18:26 PM IST
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.

Jan 22, 2016, 12:42 PM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2016, 01:37 AM IST

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.

Sep 27, 2015, 03:40 AM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

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.

Jul 24, 2015, 21:20 PM IST

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.

May 23, 2015, 22:46 PM IST

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.

May 14, 2015, 16:50 PM IST

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.

May 05, 2015, 17:25 PM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 13:12 PM IST
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.

Apr 04, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

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

Mar 31, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2014, 09:27 AM IST