Somalia: 4 killed in Mogadishu suicide blast ahead of presidential vote

Somali police say at least four people have been killed by a suicide explosion that targeted a checkpoint near the airport in the capital, Mogadishu. “I saw four people dead at the scene. Two of them were government soldiers who Read More …

Somalia: Al-Shabaab terrorists attack Ethiopian troops in Gedo region

Casualties are feared as two roadside blasts targeted an Ethiopian military convoy in Somalia’s southwestern Gedo region on Thursday, a security official said. The attack took place between the towns of Luq and Shatalow, the official said, adding that investigation Read More …

Somalia: Three dead as al-Shabab attacks AU peacekeepers camp

The armed group al-Shabab has attacked an African Union mission troop camp in the Shabelle region in central Somalia, a local elder and the group have said. “We were awoken by huge blasts early in the morning. The blasts were Read More …

Somalia may take many years to clear land mines placed to fight Al-Shabaab

Somalia may take many years to clear land mines that were placed to fight against Al-Shabaab militants amid decades of insecurity. As the world marked International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on April 4, the UN Read More …

Somali National Army recovered weapons and four improvised explosive devices in Mudug region

The special forces of the Somali National Army (SNA), Danab, killed seven al-Shabab militants and wounded others Sunday during a security operation at an area near Wisil town in Hobyo in Mudug region, central Somalia, a senior army official said. Read More …

UN pledges to eliminate threat of explosive hazards in Somalia

The United Nations on Monday reaffirmed its support for freeing Somalia from explosive hazards and highlighted the impact that the scourge has on the citizens. James Swan, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Somalia, said the world body is determined Read More …

Al-Shabab Surge in Somalia’s Suicide Attacks ‘Change of Tactics,’ Experts Say

Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia are getting “bolder” in their attacks and have increased using suicide bombers wearing homemade explosives in what security experts call a “change in tactics.” The Islamist militant group mounted one of its deadliest attacks Wednesday, targeting Read More …

AMISOM explores new ways to counter Improvised Explosive Devices

Military engineers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have completed a four-day training to counter the evolving threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which have become a weapon of choice for terrorists. The training, which kicked Read More …

Somalia: Dozens of people, including a lawmaker killed in Beledweyne and Mogadishu attacks

The leader of Somalia’s Hirshabelle region says dozens of people were killed Wednesday in attacks in the city of Beledweyne, including a member of the Somali parliament. Several more people died when militants opened fire at an airport in Somalia’s Read More …