Somalia: Security forces battle to end siege at hotel in Mogadishu

Somalia attackers are still firing from Villa Rose hotel near the presidential palace where they holed up since last night when the attack began at around 8:10 P.M. local time. The attack began with a suicide blast that struck at Read More …

Somalia: Al-Shabab Militants Storm Mogadishu Hotel

Gunmen wearing suicide vests and believed to be members of a militant group attacked a hotel popular with government officials in the capital of Somalia on Sunday, according to the police. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but security Read More …

Somalia: Human rights chief decries steep rise in civilian casualties

A steep rise in civilian casualties across Somalia, largely at the hands of Al-Shabaab militants, has exacerbated an already grim human rights and humanitarian situation there, said the UN human rights chief on Monday. According to latest UN figures, at Read More …

US to reward informant who will help capture 3 al Shabaab leaders

The US government has increased the reward for each of the three wanted al Shabaab leaders to $10,000,000 (Sh1 billion). Those who may help capture the three will be relocated if needed. The US embassies in Nairobi and Mogadishu were Read More …

Somali, African Union troops devise ways to curb use of explosive devices

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the Somali National Army (SNA) ended a three-day meeting in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday in an effort to devise ways of countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Read More …

Somali Telecommunications Center, Tower Destroyed in Explosion

Somalia’s largest telecommunications company, Hormuud Telecom, says one of its centers and a telecommunications tower have been destroyed in an explosion in Qaayib, a village in the Galmudug state of Somalia. The company said a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) Read More …

Somalia: Explosion in Mogadishu Kills 2 Students

Police in Somalia say at least two people have been killed and five others wounded by a roadside explosion that hit a vehicle carrying students in the Dayniile district of Mogadishu. “Those wounded include people traveling with the students, and Read More …

Somali army chief confirms five dead in attack on training camp

The Somali army chief has confirmed that at least 5 people died and 11 were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Gen Dhagabadan Army Training Camp in southern Mogadishu on Sunday evening. Speaking to the state Read More …

Somalia: Mogadishu’s deputy mayor car targeted in roadside bomb

At least one child died and 11 others were injured after an IED explosion in Dayniile district of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, the latest in a series of terrorist attacks. The remote-controlled landmine blast targeted the car of the Read More …

Somalia: ‘Scores of casualties’ after twin blasts in Mogadishu

Twin car bombings rocked Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday causing “scores of casualties”. A vehicle loaded with explosives was driven into the education ministry compound and was followed by gunfire, police officer Ibrahim Mohamed said. “In a few minutes another Read More …