Kenya security shake-up after quarry massacre; Prez pledges 'war against al Shabab'
Kenya security shake-up after quarry massacre; Prez pledges 'war against al Shabab'

 Somali Al Shabaab militants said Tuesday in a statement that they were behind the killing of 36 Kenyans in Mandera county in northern Kenya.

Kenya bus attack: 'Al Shabaab aim to wage religious war'
Kenya bus attack: 'Al Shabaab aim to wage religious war'

In wake of the “heinous” attack staged by the al Shabaab fighters on a bus in Kenya, a senior official has said that the extremists aim to cause a religious war in the country by creating divide between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Bomb hits Somali police car day after deadly cafe attack

A bomb tore through a senior policeman`s car in Somalia`s capital on Monday, a day after suspected Islamist militants shelled an area where the president was due to speak and attacked a city centre cafe, witnesses and officials said.

Over 500 Al Shabaab members accept Somali government amnesty offer

A total of 545 members of the armed Islamist militant group Al Shabaab have accepted an amnesty offered by the Somali government after the death of former leader of the militia, Ahmed Abdi Godane.

Suspected Islamist militants charged in Ugandan court

 Ten suspected members of Somalia`s Islamist group al Shabaab were charged in a Ugandan court with terrorism-related crimes after authorities said they had thwarted an attack by the group, police said on Thursday.

Somali Islamists bomb two convoys, killing at least 12

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.

Somali Islamist rebels pledge allegiance to new leader

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.

Somalia's al Shabaab name new leader after US strike, warn of revenge

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.

Ahmad Umar named al-Shabab's new leader

 Somalia`s Islamist militant group al-Shabab has appointed Ahmad Umar as successor to its former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed in a US air strike.

Somali terrorist group leader killed in air strike: US

 The US Friday confirmed that Al Shabaab militant group leader Ahmed Godane has been killed in a US air strike in Somalia undertaken over the weekend, a statement said.

Somali terrorist group leader killed in air strike: US

The US on Friday confirmed that Al Shabaab militant group leader Ahmed Godane has been killed in a US air strike in Somalia undertaken over the weekend, a statement said.

Somalia offers 45-day amnesty to Islamist militants

 With a major offensive against the radical group Al Shabaab under way, the Somali government on Wednesday offered a 45-day amnesty to Islamist rebel fighters.

Somalia offers 45-day amnesty to Islamist militants

With a major offensive against the radical group Al Shabaab under way, the Somali government Wednesday offered a 45-day amnesty to Islamist rebel fighters.

Unclear if US air raid killed Shebab leader: Officials

US warplanes have targeted the leader of Somalia`s Shebab militants but it remains unclear if this top commander was killed in the air raid, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

US forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon

 US military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia on Monday, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

Kenya Red Cross says 22 killed in al Shabaab attacks on Hindi, Gamba

Total death toll from two attacks on two coastal towns of Kenya stands at 22, said the Kenya Red Cross in a tweet.

Five killed in Somalia car bomb attack

At least five people were killed Saturday when a car bomb exploded at the entrance of the Somali parliament in capital Mogadishu.

At least two killed in Somali capital market bomb: Police

At least two people were killed when a bomb exploded on Monday in a busy market in Somalia`s capital Mogadishu at the start of Islam`s holy month of Ramadan, police said.

Kenyan jets hit al Shabaab bases in Somalia, kill 80: AU force

Kenyan fighter jets have attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al Shabaab insurgents in Somalia and killed at least 80 militants, African Union peacekeepers there said on Monday.

Second Somali MP killed in two days

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu Tuesday, the second Somali member of parliament (MP) killed since Monday, media reported.