Mogadishu: Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel in Mogadishu where government officials are known to stay, killing at least 22 people, police said.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Somali commandos backed by U.S. forces raided two al-Shabab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing several fighters, Somali intelligence officials said Wednesday.
A veteran Somali journalist was seriously wounded in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The African Union (AU) has warned Burundi against moves to jeopardise peace efforts after an international arrest warrant was issued for ex-leader Pierre Buyoya and 16 other officials.
OHANNESBURG – In the final days of his presidency, George H.W. Bush committed the U.S. military to a mission many would later regret, ordering more than 20,000 troops into Somalia to "save thousands of innocents from death."
MOGADISHU -- Somali security forces on Thursday arrested al-Shabab militant, a key suspect behind the bombing of Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu on Nov. 9 that left at least 50 people dead, officials said.
The complaint alleges that Daniel Dorian Knowlen watched as his 14-year-old dumped the skinned carcasses from their pickup on the cars parked outside a YMCA.
The attempted car ramming of two men outside a Los Angeles synagogue Friday -- allegedly by a Somali immigrant -- is being treated as a potential hate crime as federal officials work to establish a motive in the attack.
The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters.
Seven civilians were killed and five were wounded in a new car bomb at a busy market in Mogadishu. The explosion occurred after security forces stopped a suspicious vehicle at the market in the south of the city.