Somalia: AMISOM conducts security sector training for troops in Kismayo

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has concluded a two-day training on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Gender for AMISOM, Somalia National Army (SNA) and Jubbaland forces. The training in Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubbaland State, was Read More …

Somalia: Immigration Chief Survives IED Attack In Mogadishu

A landmine blast killed at least 2 people and injured several others on Tuesday in Mogadishu. The explosion targeted Director-General of Immigration and Naturalization Directorate Mohamed Aden Koofi in KM 4 near hotel Afrik in the capital. The director-general escaped Read More …

Somali Intelligence Agency Seize 79 Tons of Bomb-Making Sulphuric Acid

Somalia’s National Intelligence and security agency (NISA) said its troops have seized 79 tonnes of sulphuric acid smuggled into the country for use by al-Shabab militants to make explosives. “We have seized 79 tonnes of sulphuric acid and arrested a Read More …

Al-Shabaab’s Improvised Explosive Device Supply Chain Gambit In Somalia

Al-Shabaab ended 2019 with a truck-borne improvised explosive device (IED) attack that killed at least 82 people and wounded dozens more in Mogadishu, Somalia. It capped a decade of increasingly deadly complex suicide attacks by the Somali terrorist group that Read More …

Several killed in suicide bombing outside mosque in Somalia

At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing outside a mosque in the Somalian port city of Kismayo, according to a regional official. “A suicide bomber wearing a heavy vest of explosives targeted the Muslim congregation at Read More …