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 …

Somalia’s senior government official killed in latest IED explosion

A senior Somali government official was on Friday killed after a remote-controlled explosive device exploded in Somalia. In the incident that happened just a few kilometres from the Kenya-Somalia border, the explosive device instantly killed the Deputy District Commissioner of Read More …

CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits Kenya

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited the Kenyan capital of Nairobi April 2-3, 2019, as part of a familiarization tour of the CJTF-HOA combined joint operations area. 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, UN seek action to tackle explosive hazards

Somalia and the UN have called for concerted efforts to help the government eliminate threats posed by the increasing use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the Horn of African nation. Mohamud Mohamed, minister for internal security, called on stakeholders Read More …