The death toll from the attack on a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu has risen to 26, with Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians among the dead, Jubbaland region's president said on Saturday.
At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab terrorists on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday.
US defense officials estimate that Washington’s military campaign in Somalia could take seven years to complete, a new report has revealed, days after President Donald Trump extended the Pentagon's mission for allegedly combating terrorism in the horn of Africa nation.
Over 14,000 tons of cement will soon be exported from the southern island of Qeshm to Somalia, said Pejman Bahrami, the deputy head of Qeshm Free Zone Organization for maritime transport and port affairs.
An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia’s presidential palace, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 20 others, police said. The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab terrorist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack.
A former Islamist militant in Somalia now running for a regional presidency, putting him at odds with the central government, has been arrested and beaten, precipitating street clashes, his spokesman said on Thursday.
The US military said it killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia, as part of its operations to support the government’s efforts to weaken the group.