al-Shabaab

Kenya arrests 'most-wanted' militant with links to IS, al-Shabaab

Kenya has arrested a suspected militant with links to the Islamic State and al-Shabaab terrorist networks, police said Thursday.

Kenya urges Europe to 'share burden' in Somali refugee crisis

Kenya on Friday launched an appeal to Europe to take in more Somali refugees as East African and Yemeni ministers discussed how to accelerate the voluntary repatriation of about 900,000 Somalis hosted by their countries.

US and Ethiopia train AU soldiers to fight al-Shabaab in Somalia

Military personnel from the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) gathered Monday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for training aimed at countering the threat from the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab.

Kenya says its troops killed 57 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Kenyan soldiers Thursday killed 57 militants from the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab in fighting in Somalia, the army said.

Car bombing injures five soldiers in Somali capital

Five Somali soldiers were injured Monday when a car they were chasing blew up in the capital Mogadishu, security officials and witnesses said.

New Somali president asks al-Shabaab to surrender to 'help' country

Somalia's newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo asked Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab to surrender in order "to help rebuild" the conflict-ridden East African nation.

Al-Shabaab kills intelligence officer's bodyguard in Mogadishu

The radical Islamist group al-Shabaab on Saturday killed an intelligence officer's bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

Somali parliament elects president at airport

Somalia's newly elected parliament started voting Wednesday to elect the country's next president at Mogadishu airport, regarded as the safest place in the capital which has been targeted by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab.

Six killed in attack on Somali hotel on election day

Six people were killed Wednesday when suspected al-Shabaab militants stormed a hotel in the northern Somali port city of Bosaso, just as the Horn of Africa country's parliament was preparing to elect its next president, regional officials said.

Mortar attacks in Mogadishu as Somalia prepares for presidential vote

At least five civilians were reported wounded Tuesday following al-Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu a day before a planned presidential election, police and witnesses told dpa.

Al-Shabaab claims to have killed 57 Kenyan soldiers in Somalia

The Islamist militant group al-Shabaab said Friday it had killed 57 Kenyan peacekeepers and taken their base in southern Somalia.

Death toll rises in suicide bombing in Somalia

An al-Shabaab suicide car bomber struck a police complex in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least 30 people and wounding nearly 48 others, police told dpa.

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 said on Thursday.

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 claimed Wednesday

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 public appearance.

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.

Al-Shabaab takes key Somali town for second time in two days

Al-Shabaab Islamists have taken the key Somali port city of Merca for the second time in 48 hours, officials said Sunday.

Kenya vows revenge against al-Shabaab while bombing southern Somalia

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday vowed to defeat al-Shabaab, while the Kenyan air force bombed parts of southern Somalia in retaliation for an attack by the Islamist group which killed Kenyan peacekeepers last week.

Al-Shabaab claims 100 killed in ongoing attack on Kenyan troops

Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents claimed to have killed some 100 soldiers in an attack on Kenyan peacekeeping troops Sunday in south-western Somalia.

"Several" dead after insurgents attack military base in Somalia

Islamic insurgent group al-Shabaab stormed an army base in south-western Somalia early on Friday, killing "several" soldiers, a security official said.