al-Shabaab

Thirty killed as villagers stand up to al-Shabaab in Somalia

About 30 people were killed Monday as Somali villagers attacked al-Shabaab militants who tried to impose taxes on them, officials and residents said.

Kenya delays closure of world's largest refugee camp

Kenya will delay the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp by six months, the government announced Wednesday after human rights activists criticized plans to shut the camp this month.

18 dead in renewed clashes with Islamist militants in Somalia

At least six Somali soldiers and 12 Islamist militants were killed on Tuesday and several others wounded in clashes with the militant group al-Shabaab, local officials said.

African Union seeks 4,000 more troops to fight al-Shabaab in Somalia

The African Union mission in Somalia wants to increase its troop strength by 4,000 to 26,000, an Ethiopian state-affiliated radio station reported Monday.

Al-Shabaab militants kill six in north-eastern Kenya

Kenyan security personnel are in hot pursuit of al-Shabaab militants who killed six people in Kenya's north-east early Thursday, government spokesman Eric Kiraithe said.

Army recaptures village from Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia

Soldiers have recaptured a village controlled by Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, killing at least eight militants, local government officials and witnesses said Sunday....

Suicide car bomber kills 26 near Somali presidential palace

A suicide car bomber targeted a hotel near the Somali presidential palace, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.

Militants attack seaside restaurant in Mogadishu, killing at least 6

Islamist militants rammed an explosives-laden car into a beachside restaurant in Mogadishu before moving inside the building and opening fire, killing at least six people, officials and witnesses...

Sixteen killed in fighting between army and Islamists in Somalia

Sixteen people have been killed when Somali and African Union troops clashed with al-Shabaab Islamists in south-western Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Former politician one of bombers in Somalia double suicide attack

A former member of Somalia's parliament was one of two suicide bombers behind a recent attack on international troops near Mogadishu's international airport, Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab...

Heavy death toll as al-Shabaab and AU peacekeepers clash in Somalia

More than 300 people were killed when Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab attacked an African Union (AU) military base in central Somalia, government officials and militants said Thursday.

Six killed in presumed al-Shabaab attack against Somali police post

At least six people were killed Monday when people believed to be Islamist militants attacked a traffic police station in central Mogadishu, Somali police and officials said.

Al-Shabaab claims suicide bombing that kills 10 in Somalia

A suicide bomber belonging to the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab killed at least 10 people on Thursday in central Somalia, officials and witnesses said.

Al-Shabaab commander allegedly killed in US strike "is alive"

A top al-Shabaab commander believed to have been killed in a US airstrike in Somalia six days ago is still alive, pro-insurgent media reported Friday, while a witness said he saw the man make a...

Al-Shabaab claims to seize armed US drone in Somalia

Islamist group al-Shabaab said Monday it had seized an armed US drone after it crashed in a mountainous region of southern Somalia.