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Suspected Islamist car bombing badly injures Somali lecturer

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A car bomb critically injured a university lecturer in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and was blamed on Islamist rebels who have...

Al Shabaab car bomb kills four Somalis in U.N. convoy

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Four Somalis were killed when a car bomb hit a United Nations convoy near the capital's international airport on Wednesday, showing the...

Blast in the vicinity of airport in Somali capital

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A blast, possibly caused by a car bomb, went off near the international airport in the Somali capital on Wednesday where the...

Somali militants kill five with car bomb in Mogadishu

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At least five people were killed and several wounded when a car bomb planted by Islamist militant group al Shabaab exploded near...

Bomb hits Somali police car day after deadly cafe attack

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A bomb tore through a senior policeman's car in Somalia's capital on Monday, a day after suspected Islamist militants shelled an area...

At least 14 killed by AU peacekeepers in Mogadishu

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At least 14 people were killed today in an offensive by African Union peacekeepers against Islamist militants in a suburb of the...

Roadside bomb kills three women, wounds seven in Somali capital

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Three women were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday, and seven others were wounded when a remotely detonated bomb exploded in...

Al Shabaab militants kill Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu

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A Somali lawmaker and his bodyguard were killed in Mogadishu on Thursday when al Shabaab gunmen blocked their car and sprayed it...

Al Shabaab kills three Somali soldiers in latest Ramadan attack

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Al Shabaab militants shot dead three Somali soldiers in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, their fourth attack since the start of the...

At least two killed in Somali market bomb

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At least two people were killed and seven wounded when a bomb ripped through a busy market in the Somali capital on...

Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts

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Islamist rebels shot dead three members of Somalia's security forces in the capital on Sunday, police and witnesses said on the first...

Gunmen kill Turkish man in attack in Mogadishu

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A Turkish man was shot dead on Tuesday in Mogadishu when gunmen attacked the car he was travelling in with a senior...

At least 6 people killed in blast in Somali capital

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At least six people were killed in Mogadishu on Saturday, including a senior city council official, when a remotely controlled bomb planted...

Chastened by Islamists, Somalia redraws Mogadishu security plan

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When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 metres of the Somali president's residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security...

Ugandan troops to form U.N. guard force in Somalia

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Uganda will send about 400 extra troops to Somalia to protect U.N. personnel in the capital Mogadishu, officials said on Monday. The United...

Two car bombs explode in Somali capital, at least five wounded

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Two car bombs exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, wounding at least five people including a government official, police and...

More engaged Germany preparing to send troops to Somalia

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Germany is preparing to contribute troops to a European Union training mission in Mogadishu, less than a year after security concerns led...

Seven dead in car bomb attack on armed convoy in northern...

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Seven people were killed in a car bomb attack in northern Somalia on Thursday on an armed convoy escorting two foreigners working...

Somali lawmaker killed by car bomb outside palace

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A Somali lawmaker was killed in the capital Mogadishu on Friday when a bomb planted under his car exploded at the entrance...

SA, UN slam deadly attacks in Somalia

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Condemning "in the strongest possible terms" the weekend's deadly attacks by Islamist militants in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, the UN Security Council has...

Somali rebels shell peacekeepers, at least 9 dead

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Islamist rebels armed with mortars and machine guns attacked African Union forces in Somalia's capital Mogadishu overnight, sparking a battle that killed...

Malaysian TV cameraman shot dead in Somali capital

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A Malaysian television cameraman was shot dead on Friday and another wounded by African peacekeepers in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, witnesses...

Insurgents are gone but Mogadishu still struggles

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Under the arches of Mogadishu's ruined Catholic cathedral, 25-year-old Habiba Ahmed helped one of her five children urinate in a tin can. A...

Somalian militant leader denounces reluctant fighters

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The leader of al Shabaab militants in Somalia, who were driven out of the capital last week, yesterday lambasted fighters who he...

Somali police seize explosive-laden car in Mogadishu

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Somali police seized a car laden with explosives in a busy junction of Mogadishu a sign of the unstable security situation despite...

Bruised by war, Mogadishu slowly reawakens

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Their life's belongings piled on donkeys, Somali families weave along alleys filled with the corpses of starved animals to return to their...

Somali govt executes two soldiers over killings

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Somalia executed two government soldiers accused of killing a civilian and a soldier, as the Western-backed government came under international pressure to...

Somalia offers rebels amnesty; peacekeepers seek troops

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Somalia offered an amnesty to militants still fighting in the capital Mogadishu three days after the country's president declared victory over the...

Fighting erupts in Somali capital after rebels say leaving

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Fighting erupted in Mogadishu between government troops and al Shabaab insurgents a day after the rebels said they were leaving the Somali...

Somalia’s new women’s minister snatched by rebels

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Somalia's new minister for women was snatched by Islamist rebels 30 km outside the capital, Mogadishu, almost immediately after her appointment was...