Somalia`s Islamist rebel group bombed African peacekeepers and government vehicles on Monday in twin attacks that left at least 12 civilians dead, marking al Shabaab`s first major attack since promising revenge for the killing of its leader last week.
Rebels of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab have pledged allegiance to their new leader after his predecessor was killed and said their enemies would reap the "bitter fruits" of revenge after Ahmed Godane`s killing, a spokesman said.
The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab confirmed on Saturday that its leader Ahmed Godane had been killed in a U.S. air strike this week and named a new leader, promising "great distress" to its enemies.
At least 10 people were killed in an explosion when a suicide bomber drove his car into a tea shop near the national security headquarters in Somalia`s capital, a senior police officer said on Thursday.
At least 12 people, including permanent secretary of the Somalian prime minister and an ex-intelligence commander, were killed Friday in an attack by al Shabaab militant group on Somalia`s presidential palace here, a minister said.
Islamist group Al Shabaab has said its fighters who attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya`s capital Nairobi in September were killed in the raid, contradicting earlier reports that some of them escaped.