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One killed in mortar barrage on Somali presidential compound

Insurgents in Somalia`s capital fired a barrage of mortar rounds on Thursday targeting the highly-fortified presidential palace and main government compound, killing a guard, security officials said.

Toll in Somali hotel attack rises to 28

Toll in the Feb 20 sucide attack at a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 28 as eight more people succumbed to injuries, Xinhua news agency quoted Security Minister Abdirisaq Omar Mohamed as saying Sunday.

Ex-Somali lawmaker says he knew hotel suicide bomber

 Former Somali member of parliament Salat Ali Jelle said Saturday he personally knew the woman suicide bomber who attacked Central Hotel in Mogadishu Friday.

25 people dead in Friday's al-Shabab attack on Somali hotel

Twenty-five people were killed and 40 wounded in suicide attacks at a hotel in Somalia's capital, the Somali government said on Saturday.

Somali lawmakers approve new cabinet as Shebab kills MP

Somali lawmakers approved a new cabinet on Monday, hours after Shebab insurgents assassinated a colleague as he made his way to parliament.

Gunmen shoot dead Somali lawmaker: Colleague

Gunmen shot dead a lawmaker in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, a fellow MP said, in the latest in a string of assassinations of politicians in the war-torn country.

Shebab commander killed in US drone strike: Somalia

Somalia on Friday confirmed the death of Shebab commander Yusuf Dheeq in a US drone strike south of Mogadishu last week.

Five killed in Mogadishu car bombing ahead of Turkish president visit: Police

 Five people were killed Thursday in a suicide car bombing against a hotel in Mogadishu, on the eve of a visit to the Somali capital by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Somali Islamist militants praise strikes at "heart of Crusader"

Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Wednesday praised al Qaeda over an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and urged further strikes at the "heart of the Crusader enemies".

Somali prime minister names new cabinet

Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke Monday announced a 60-member cabinet, which retains key allies of the president.

East Africa ministers meet in Somalia for peace push

East African foreign ministers met in Mogadishu on Saturdayto push peace efforts in war-torn Somalia, the first time the regional bloc has met in the country for almost three decades.

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Somalia bomb attack

Somalia`s Al Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for Sunday`s suicide bomb attack in Somalia, which killed at least 6 people and injured several others.

Four Shebab fighters killed in attack on Somalia AU base

Four fighters from Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels were killed and another four captured in an attack by the Islamists against an African Union command centre, officials said Friday.

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.

Somali rebels say attacking main African Union base in Mogadishu

Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab attacked the main African Union peacekeeping base in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, a spokesman for the group said.

Somali rebels say they killed 14 in attack on AU base

Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab attacked the main African Union peacekeeping base in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing 14 people, a spokesman for the group said.

Somali prime minister voted out of office by lawmakers

Members of parliament voted Somalia`s prime minister out of office on Saturday for the second time in a year, a move Western donors had warned would threaten the war-torn nation`s fragile recovery.

Violent protests amid Somali political power struggles

At least two people were killed Monday in clashes in the Somali town of Baidoa, the latest violence in the war-torn nation sparked by political power struggles, police said.

Somalia forces, Shebab in fierce fight over strategic island

Somalia`s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels on Saturday launched a major offensive against a strategic island in the south of the country, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.