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February 7, 2017 5:00 PM 2 mortar rounds hit near voting site day before Somalia vote

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Police in Somalia say two mortar rounds fired by suspected extremists have hit near Mogadishu's international airport, close to the venue where Wednesday's presidential election will be held. Separately, residents in a town outside Mogadishu say suspected al-Shabab extremists have launched an attack on an African Union military base there 50

February 1, 2017 4:46 PM 3 decapitated bodies found in Somalia after abduction

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia residents say they have found three decapitated bodies just days after Islamic State group-linked fighters abducted nine people. Hassan Adan, an elder in Qandala town in the semiautonomous state of Puntland, says the bodies found along a road near the town showed signs of torture. Heavily armed fighters on Saturday stopped 34

January 27, 2017 9:32 AM Al-Shabab Claims to Kill ‘Scores of Kenyan Soldiers’ in Base Attack, Kenya Denies

The Al-Qaeda affiliate launched the attack on an African Union base in southern Somalia this morning. Kenya’s military is denying claims by Somali militant group Al-Shabab that it has taken control of a military base and killed scores of Kenyan soldiers. The country’s military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Njuguna, tells Newsweek that “an attempted 62

January 25, 2017 4:27 PM Al-Shabab Says It Carried Out Deadly Car Bomb Attack On Somalia Hotel

A crowd gathers near the Dayah Hotel after it was heavily damaged by bomb blasts on Wednesday in Mogadishu, Somalia. Al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for deadly explosions that ripped through a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday. News reports on the death toll varied, with numbers ranging from at least eight to 28. More than a dozen 50

January 24, 2017 4:55 PM State Dept. approves $418 million aircraft sale to Kenya

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Kenya is on track to procure Air Tractor aircraft and the weapons for them through a possible U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal. The U.S. Defense Cooperation Agency, which manages the FMS program, said in its notification to Congress that the U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale worth $418 million. "This proposed sale contributes 57

January 17, 2017 6:45 PM Al-Shabab video appears to show killing of Ugandan soldier

HARGEISA, Somalia – Somalia's al-Shabab extremist group has released a video that appears to show the killing of a Ugandan soldier who had been held captive since an attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in 2015. The footage released Tuesday shows the soldier, called Masassa M.Y., sitting handcuffed with someone holding a gun stood near the back of his head. The footage 27

January 11, 2017 11:15 AM Somalia lawmakers choose speaker for new parliament

HARGEISA, Somalia – Lawmakers in Somalia have elected a speaker for the country's new parliament, a key step toward the country's upcoming presidential election. The election has been delayed several times amid allegations of fraud and intimidation. No official date for the vote has been set, but officials estimate it will be in late January 36

January 2, 2017 1:07 PM Mogadishu Airport Explosion Photo Update: Death Toll Grows As Al-Shabab Suspected For Car Bomb In Somalia Capital

At least 16 people were killed after a car bomb detonated near the international airport in the capital city of Somalia on Monday, according to multiple reports. The death toll rose rapidly after initial estimates put the number of fatalities at three. The powerful explosion in Mogadishu blew off roofs and doors of structures, leaving officials to predict 53

December 26, 2016 10:34 AM Somalia to delay election for 4th time, official says

MOGADISHU, Somalia – An electoral official says Somalia has decided to delay its presidential election for a fourth time amid allegations of fraud and intimidation. The vote had been set for Wednesday, but the official said Monday it likely will be Jan. 24 instead. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media 32

December 11, 2016 8:03 AM Car blast kills 6 at police station in Somalia’s capital

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has killed at least six people and injured five others at a police station in the Somalia capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the attack today targeted a police station near the Mogadishu port and largely destroyed the building and others nearby. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack 42