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Somalia's al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying

10 Oct 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution, including a Somali British citizen accused of spying, a sign of the insurgents' control of southern swathes of the country, even as authorities step up efforts to combat them.

Three die after Somalia car bomb strikes EU convoy - police

01 Oct 2018

MOGADISHU Three people were killed in a suicide car bombing by Islamist group al Shabaab which hit a European Union armoured convoy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, police and an emergency service worker said.

Suicide car bomb kills at least six in Somali capital

10 Sep 2018

MOGADISHU A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least six people in an attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab. | Video

Somali militants kill soldiers, kidnap scores of elders

05 Sep 2018

MOGADISHU Gunmen from Somalia's Al Shabaab group killed six people including at least four soldiers in the streets of the capital, a day after the Islamist movement kidnapped scores of elders in a central region, officials said.

In Mogadishu, imported dairy cows jumpstart local milk industry

07 Aug 2018

MOGADISHU Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows, the world's top milk producing breed, hoping the high-risk strategy can build the war-torn country's dairy industry from scratch.

Suicide bomb attack kills at least three Somali soldiers outside Mogadishu

05 Aug 2018

MOGADISHU At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district, a town 30 km to the north west of the capital Mogadishu, police and militants said.

Al Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia's Puntland

20 Jul 2018

BOSASO Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.

Al Shabaab fighters attack Somalia police HQ after twin bombings

07 Jul 2018

MOGADISHU At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia's al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building. | Video

Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia: residents

02 Jun 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia's militant Islamist group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the center of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday.

Somalia's al Shabaab stones to death woman accused of having multiple husbands

09 May 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents stoned to death on Wednesday a woman it accused of having multiple husbands, residents of a town in the south of the country said.

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