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Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu

Oct. 13, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu. The statement says the mortar rounds landed early afternoon Sunday. It cites U.N. special representative James Swan as saying he is...

Kenya: Police chief says roadside bomb kills 11 officers

Oct. 12, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief says a roadside bomb has killed 11 officers on the country's southern border with Somalia. Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai said Saturday the officers' patrol car was blown up on Damajale Hare Hare road near the town of Liboi. No one has claimed responsibility...

Kenya police kill 3 suspected jihadists after attack warning

Oct. 1, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say a counterterrorism task force has foiled an extremist attack by killing three suspected fighters and recovering bomb-making material and military uniforms. A police report dated Tuesday says officers found ammonium nitrate, weapons and ammunition including more...

Extremists launch 2 attacks on military targets in Somalia

Sep. 30, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels on Monday launched two attacks on U.S. and European military targets, officials said. In the first attack, an estimated 25 fighters of the al-Shabab rebel group were killed when they attempted to storm the Belidogle military airstrip which hosts...

Somalia's al-Shabab extremists attack US military base which is used to launch drone strikes

Sep. 30, 2019 5:10 AM EDT
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's al-Shabab extremists attack US military base which is used to launch drone strikes.

US says airstrike in Somalia kills al-Shabaab militant

Aug. 20, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab militant in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, killing a militant. In a statement, U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike was carried out Tuesday in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia. The...