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September 1, 2017 3:10 PM 3 soldiers killed in blasts in Somalia's Puntland region

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A military official in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region says two bomb blasts have killed at least three soldiers in a remote village. Col. Abdullahi Ahmed says the simultaneous blasts occurred in Af-Urur as soldiers gathered to buy khat, stimulant leaves often chewed by Somali men. Ahmed says at least 10 other people were injured 66

August 31, 2017 6:31 PM 2 killed in extremist attack in Kenya's south, police say

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan officials say two people have been killed and three badly wounded in separate attacks in coastal Lamu County. They blame suspected al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia. Tana Delta police chief Riziki Ali said Thursday that two motorists were shot dead in Lango la Simba area of Tana River. A police source says three motorists 56

July 30, 2017 4:55 PM The Latest: Al-Shabab attacks African Union convoy, kills 8

A Somali military officer says fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group have killed at least eight African Union soldiers in an ambush in southern Somalia. Col. Muhyadin Yasin says al-Shabab fighters attacked a military convoy near Bulo-Marer town in Lower Shabelle region on Sunday. Uganda's defense ministry confirms the attack and says an unknown 76

June 23, 2017 8:10 PM US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia. The move comes amid reports in Somalia that Sheikh Mukhtar Robow may be in talks with the Somali government to leave al-Shabab. A U.S. official said Friday that Robow 66

June 20, 2017 11:34 AM The Latest: Somalia blast kills at least 15, police say

Police say the death toll from a suicide car bomb blast at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital has risen to 15. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says that toll may rise. At least nine people were wounded, with some badly hurt. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack via its Shahada News Agency, according 45

June 16, 2017 12:41 PM The Latest: Kenya official: Roadside bomb kills 4 in vehicle

A Kenya official says an improvised explosive device has killed four passengers traveling in a vehicle in the country's north in a suspected extremist attack. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak with the press, says the vehicle had 15 people on board and the other 11 are critically injured 44

June 15, 2017 10:55 AM At least 18 dead in Mogadishu restaurant siege

June 15 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack and subsequent gunfire between militants and security forces left at least 18 civilians dead at a Mogadishu restaurant, Somali officials said. The attack started Wednesday evening as Muslims broke their Ramadan fast at two restaurants -- Pizza House and Posh Treats -- in the Hodan district of the city. A car bomb exploded 62

June 11, 2017 4:34 PM US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military in Africa says it carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp, 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu, the capital. A U.S. military statement said the attack happened Sunday morning. There was no immediate comment on the airstrike from Somalia's 33

June 6, 2017 2:54 PM 4 aid workers killed in Kenya when vehicle runs over mine

NAIROBI, Kenya – A Kenyan government official says four Kenyan aid workers have died after their vehicle hit a mine near the Dadaab refugee camp in the eastern county of Garissa. Mohamud Saleh, the northeastern regional coordinator, said Tuesday the vehicle belonged to African Development Solutions. He says the mine is thought to have been planted by al-Shabab 41

May 24, 2017 3:14 PM Somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali police officer says at least four people have been killed and more than 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the car had been parked outside a restaurant near the city's port. There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. But the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist 42