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The US army has carried out at least 10 airstrikes in Somalia this year targeting al-Shabab fighters [Al Jazeera]

Police: Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Former minister among five killed in car bomb

A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country's information minister.

18 people killed as al-Shabaab attacks army base in Somalia

Eighteen people were killed when Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab attacked an army base in southern Somalia, a local official said on Monday.

37 suspected militants jailed in Mozambique

Thirty-seven people in Mozambique have been sentenced for involvement in recent militants attacks in the country’s North, a court official said on Friday.
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US confirms killing No. 2 Islamic State leader in Somalia

The US military confirmed Monday that it had killed the second-ranking Islamic State leader in Somalia in an air strike.

Rights groups protest against Kenya’s plan to close Dadaab camp

A quarter of a million Somali refugees face violence back home if Kenya continues with plans to shut the vast Dadaab camp, rights groups warned Thursday.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

10 dead after blast outside restaurant in Somalia’s capital

A large bomb exploded in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, with security officials and witnesses reporting bodies strewn on the ground as plumes of smoke rose high into the air.
There is credible evidence that US military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians in the past two years, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Amnesty: Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate

US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, reports denied by the military.

Air strike kills four people in Somalia

An air strike near the Somalian town of Afgoye has killed four people, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters on Tuesday.

Suspected terrorists kill 13 in northern Mozambique

At least 13 civilians have died in fresh attacks in Mozambique’s volatile northern Cabo Delgado province where Islamists have terrorised villagers in remote communities for more than a year, local sources said on Saturday.

Official: Powerful blast in centre of Mogadishu

A “heavy” explosion rocked central Mogadishu on Thursday morning, leaving an unknown number of casualties, a security official and witnesses said.

Somalia vows crackdown after siege that killed 20

At least 20 people died in an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which saw Al-Shabaab insurgents battling security forces for nearly 24 hours before the siege ended, officials said Saturday.

Pentagon: US strike in Somalia kills 35 ‘terrorists’

US forces have conducted an air strike in Somalia that killed 35 Al-Shabaab militants, officials said Monday, in the latest in a string of attacks against the Al-Qaeda affiliate.

15 al-Shabaab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia

The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.

US airstrike kills 24 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

The United States military said on Thursday it has killed 24 al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.

US no longer announcing deaths, damage in Somalia airstrikes

The US military says it has carried out two new airstrikes in Somalia against the al-Shabaab extremist group but will no longer give details on fighters killed or damage done.

52 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia airstrike – US military

The US military said it launched an airstrike on al-Shabaab militants on Saturday in response to their attack on a Somali military base.
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Police arrest wife, father of Nairobi hotel suicide bomber

Kenyan police have arrested the wife and father of a man identified as the suicide bomber in an attack on Nairobi’s Dusit hotel complex that left 21 dead, a police source said on Saturday.

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