Five killed in al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu checkpoint

World Jul 9, 2019

Five killed in al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu checkpoint

Five people, including three civilians, were killed in a gun battle in Somalia on Monday after al-Shabab militants opened fire on a checkpoint in the capital Mogadishu, officials said. Al-Qaida-linked Shabab fighters have been fighting for more than a decade to topple the government. They ...

Al-Shabab and Somali soldiers battle in Mogadishu

World Mar 1, 2019

Al-Shabab and Somali soldiers battle in Mogadishu

A gunbattle raged in Mogadishu on Friday between Somali soldiers and al-Shabab fighters, holed up in a building next to a hotel they had hit with a suicide car bomb the previous evening. Heavy gunfire resounded across the Somali capital through the night and as ...

Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

World Dec 7, 2018

Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed on Thursday by a blast just outside the capital Mogadishu, militants and an army official said. Islamist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility, saying it had destroyed a military pickup truck carrying the generals and their seven bodyguards near ...