US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified o...

US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 IS-linked senior officers

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say an airstrike by a U.S. drone has killed three senior officers with Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in northern Somalia. ...

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Guinea over Somaliland

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government announced it is cutting diplomatic ties with Guinea, accusing the West African country of violating its sovereignty. The decision came ...

US airstrike kills top IS group leader in northern Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United States airstrike killed a senior leader of the extremist rebels of the Islamic State in Somalia group involved in attacks in northern Somalia, U.S. military and a Somali...

Al-Shabab says it executed 4 accused spies in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremist group says it has executed four men accused of spying for the British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies. Al-Shaba...

Witnesses: Explosion, gunfire heard in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in the Somali capital say they have heard what sounded like a powerful explosion. Two witnesses told The Associated Press the sound of gunfire followe...

Police: Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says Islamic extremist gunmen shot dead a prominent lawmaker in the north of the capital, Mogadishu, late Saturday. Capt. Mohamed Hu...

Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said S...

AU force in Somalia says not involved in ex-al-Shabab arrest

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia says it had no part in the arrest of the former No. 2 leader of the al-Shabab extremist group, who has been a leading candidate ...

Somali officials report deadly US-backed raid on al-Shabab

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say commandos backed by U.S. forces have raided two al-Shabab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing sev...

Deputy chief of IS-linked group in Somalia killed: Officials

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say the deputy leader of an Islamic State-affiliated extremist group based in northern Somalia has been killed in the capital. The...

US airstrike wiped out al-Shabab camp, intel officials say

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say the largest U.S. military airstrike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp and killed more f...

Somali officials: Airstrike kills or hurts several al-Shabab

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say several senior officials with the al-Shabab extremist group have been killed or wounded in an airstrike. The officials who spo...

4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer said Monda...

US, Somali raid on al-Shabab seizes 3 commanders: Officials

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say U.S. and Somali commandos have seized three men thought to be commanders with the al-Shabab extremist group during a deadly raid in a villag...