Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Islamist militant group al Shabaab publicly executed a Somali military officer and the leader of a small town in the southern Somali region.

Al Shabaab militants retake Somali town from African Union

 The Islamist militant group Al Shabaab took control of a sizeable town in central Somalia on Sunday after African Union forces left the area, the third town the insurgents have seized since Friday, militants and local officials said.

10 killed as extremist bombers hit military camp in Somalia

Islamic extremist suicide bombers killed at least 10 soldiers on Saturday in an explosion at a military camp in the southern port city of Kismayo, Somali security officials said.

Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

Somali police say the toll for the massive truck bomb attack on the capital's premier hotel has risen to 15, including a Kenya diplomat, a Chinese embassy guard and three journalists.

Blast, gunfire heard in centre of Somali capital: Witness

A large blast was heard in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu followed by gunfire, a Reuters witness reported.

Somali, AU troops capture key Shebab stronghold: Officials

Somali government troops backed by African Union forces on Wednesday captured the Shebab stronghold of Bardhere, one of the last key bases of the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamists, officials said.

Kenya official assassinated in northeast

A Kenyan government administrator in the country`s restive northeast has been gunned down by suspected members of the Somali-led Shebab militia, police said Sunday.

Shebab militants attack military intelligence base in Mogadishu

Shebab militants attack military intelligence base in Mogadishu

Shebab militants launched a major suicide raid on Sunday against a military intelligence base in the capital Mogadishu, setting off a car bomb before storming inside, security officials said.

Islamists kill 8 officers in attack on Somali police station

Islamists kill 8 officers in attack on Somali police station

Gunmen from the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab killed at least eight officers in a raid on a police station near the capital, police and the militants said on Saturday.

Kenya says kills al Shabaab commander and possibly militant Briton

Kenya`s army said it killed a regional commander from Somalia`s al Shabaab group, and possibly also a Briton who joined the militants, in fighting over the weekend.

Somali man arrested in Canada for journalists kidnapping

 Canadian federal police announced today the arrest of a Somali national in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian and Australian journalists.

Two Swedes, Somali plead guilty in NY over Shebab conspiracy

Two Swedes and a Somali, handed to the FBI more than two years ago in Africa, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to aid the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab group in Somalia, US prosecutors said.

Somali refugees flee Yemen fighting to return to war-torn home

Somali refugees in Yemen are now coming back to their war-torn home as fighting rages in the Middle East country, officials said Saturday.

Somalia's Shebab warn Kenyan public of 'long, gruesome war'

Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists threatened Kenyan citizens with "another bloodbath" on Saturday, two days after their gunmen slaughtered 148 people at a university.

Somalia's Shebab warn Kenyan public of 'long, gruesome war'

Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists threatened Kenyan citizens with "another bloodbath" on Saturday, two days after their gunmen slaughtered 148 people at a university.

Somalia, AU troops `retake strategic island` from Shebab

Somali government forces backed by African Union troops have recaptured a strategic island on the country`s south coast from Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, officials and witnesses said Monday.

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.

Somali jailed for 30 years in Italy for raping migrants

A Somali trafficker who raped and attacked migrants he had led through the desert to Libya to make the perilous crossing to Italy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Italian court, media reported.

Somali man held for 'contract marriage' bid

Police on Saturday foiled a Somali national's bid to enter into a "contract marriage" with a 23-year-old woman here and arrested him along with two women facilitators and a middleman, a senior official said.