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.

Wanted extremist leader surrenders in Somalia

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a USD 3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said on Saturday.

Militants attack African Union base in Somalia; 9 dead

Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said.

Five attackers dead at AU Somalia base: Official

An African Union Mission in Somalia spokesman says five militants have died after attacking the AU base in the capital, Mogadishu.

Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police
Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus: Police

Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said on Saturday.

10 suspects charged in Uganda over al-Shabab ties

Ugandan authorities on Wednesday charged 10 suspects of Somali origin with terror-related offenses following their arrest in a raid on a suspected al-Shabab cell in this East African country.

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

A Uganda military spokesman says six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country.

`Kenya not to pull out troops from Somalia`

The latest reaction came after a section of Kenyans, including the opposition, urged the government to withdraw troops from Somalia to prevent future terrorist attacks in the country.

Al-Shabab attacks hit Kenya`s tourism, health crisis looming over Mpeketoni

As al-Shabab militants attacked the coastal town of Mpeketoni killing dozens within two days, Kenya has witnessed the highest death toll since Nairobi`s Westgate shopping mall was raided by the terror group last year killing 68.

After al-Shabab attacks, women kidnapped near Kenya`s Mpeketoni

Having killed over 60 people within two days near the coastal town of Mpeketoni, Somali terror outfit al-Shabab continued to unleash terror as 12 women were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday.

4 dead: Car bomb blast at Nairobi police station

Police in Nairobi say four people have died after a car bomb blast just outside a police station in central Nairobi.

Kenya mall attackers believed to be dead: FBI

The gunmen who attacked an upscale mall in Kenya`s capital, killing at least 67 people, likely died in the attack, an FBI official has said.

Eight, including five policemen, killed in Kenya attack

A government official says unknown gunmen killed eight people, including five policemen, in an ambush in eastern Kenya.

Suicide blast in central Somalia kills 15

At least 15 people died on Saturday in a suicide attack in a restaurant in the central Somali town of Beledweyne claimed by the Shebab, a local police chief said.

Nairobi terror attack: One more gunman arrested, says Kenyan Interior Minister

Almost a week after al-Shabab militants attacked a mall, Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku on Sunday refused to talk on the issue that warnings of an impending attack on Westgate mall were given a year back.

Al Shabab`s Twitter account suspended for third time

Somalia`s Al Shabab Twitter account has been reportedly suspended after they claimed responsibility for the Nairobi shopping mall attack, in which 39 people were reported dead and 150 were wounded.

Al-Shabab recruited Somali rebels based in US for Nairobi mall massacre

The United States House Homeland Security Committee has claimed al Qaeda linked group, Al Shahab, had recruited 50 people from Somali American communities to launch the deadly attack on the upscale shopping mall in Kenya on Saturday.

Somali militants say they killed French hostage

Somalia`s most dangerous militant group says it has killed a French hostage that French military forces tried to rescue last weekend.

Mali official says Islamists driven from Konna

Islamist militants have been driven out of Konna, a city extremists captured earlier this week, as French forces have launched military operations in north Mali, a Mali military official said.

Militants kill 12 soldiers in Somalia: Officials

Islamist extremists attacked an army post in northeastern Somalia, killing 12 soldiers.