Islamists claim double attack in Somali capital Mogadishu

A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left eight people dead, the director of an ambulance service said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 16 people were wounded, some of them seriously, Dr. Abdiqadir Aden Read More …

Somali army gets hold of an al-Shabaab explosive mind

Somali security forces said Saturday they are interrogating a senior al-Shabab commander in charge of explosive devices after the arrest in an operation conducted in the restive Mogadishu city on Friday evening. The ministry of information said the National Security Read More …

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Attack On Government Building in Mogadishu

Somali militant group al-Shabab has launched yet another complex attack in the capital, Mogadishu, witnesses, and officials say. A car bomb blast rocked the Shangani district of Mogadishu early Saturday. Witnesses said the explosion targeted a building housing the ministries Read More …

Siege ends after wave of deadly car bombings rocks Somali capital – security sources

A nearly day-long standoff between Islamic militants and security forces in Somalia ended on Friday after three deadly car bomb explosions killed at least 30 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday night, security sources said. Armed militants Read More …