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Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from "terrorist school"

Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.

Former Somali al Shabaab leader denounced as apostate

Somali al Shabaab Islamist militants, who carried out frequent bombings in Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to government was an apostate who could be killed.

Somalia PM sacks three ministers as country battles insurgency

Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has sacked his ministers for foreign affairs, the interior and commerce, replacing them with newcomers, the government said on Thursday, as it battles an Islamist insurgency.

Al Shabaab kills five Kenyan policemen who were out on patrol

Five Kenyan policemen were killed in an attack on their vehicle in the northeast county of Mandera near the border with Somalia late on Tuesday, a government official in the area said.

U.S. says air strike kills two militants in Somalia

The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had killed two militants in Somalia in an air strike targeting al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked Islamist group that is fighting to topple the U.N.-backed government.

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