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A car bomb attack targeting a group of Turkish contractors has reportedly left three people dead and injured at least 20 others in the town of Afgoye, 30 kilometers northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
A truck bomb went off at a security checkpoint in the Somalian capital city Mogadishu on Saturday, killing over 70 people, mostly civilians. College students are among the victims.
A group of armed militants are laying siege to the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to eyewitness reports of gunfire and explosions at the scene. The luxury hotel is frequented by government officials and politicians.
A US base and an Italian military convoy have come under attack in Somalia where foreign troops are stationed to support the government. In both cases the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.
With so many little wars to keep track of, you probably haven’t noticed that the US has quietly been increasing its airstrikes against targets in Somalia. It seems few people in Washington have either.
The Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that has carried out suicide attacks and massacres across East Africa, has issued an eco-friendly edict banning plastic bags.
US airstrikes in Somalia have killed more than 100 Al-Shabaab militants, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced. It is the biggest in a series of 29 airstrikes acknowledged by the Pentagon so far.
The US military has launched two air raids in northeastern Somalia, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced. The airstrikes targeted fighters affiliated with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
The death toll from two car bomb explosions in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has risen to 231, AP reports. The attack has become one of the deadliest in the recent history of the country beset by Islamist insurgency.