Somalia

July 13, 2019
July 13, 2019

26 killed in deadly Somalia hotel siege

At least 26 people, including several foreigners, are killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official has said.

September 2, 2018
September 2, 2018

Car bomb kills 6 in Somali capital

Six people are killed when a suicide car bomb struck a local government office in central Mogadishu, destroying the building and a Quranic school opposite.

February 24, 2018
February 24, 2018

Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45

The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official says.

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

Big blast rocks Mogadishu hotel

A large explosion rocks a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu and there is ongoing gunfire after what is suspected to be an al-Shabab attack.

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

Mosque collapse kills 15 in Somalia

A mosque under refurbishment has collapsed in Somalia, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.

February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

30 killed in Somalia bombings claimed by Islamists

At least 30 people are killed in twin bomb attacks claimed by Shebab Islamists at a busy restaurant in the Somali city of Baidoa, the regional governor says.

February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016

9 killed in Somalia hotel attack

Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

19 dead in Somalia restaurant attack

Somalia's Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

Al-Shabab uses Trump in propaganda film

The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab releases a propaganda video featuring footage of the US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump

December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015

Somalia bans Christmas celebrations

Somalia's government has banned the celebration of Christmas, warning that such Christian festivities could threaten the nation's Muslim faith.