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...

US says its airstrike kills 5 militants in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military has announced Sunday that it launched an airstrike that killed five extremist militants in central Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command confir...

Somali court sentences man to death for October bombing

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death in connection with the October bombing in the capital that killed more than 500 people. The truc...

Al-Shabab extremists execute 5 alleged spies in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for the Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali governments. Al-Shabab anno...

Somalia intelligence officials report suspected US airstrike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A senior Somali intelligence official says a suspected U.S. airstrike has largely destroyed a minibus travelling near a rebel-held village in southern Somalia. ...

Car bomb kills journalist in Somalia capital, says witness

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali journalist has been killed by a car bomb in the capital late Monday, says a fellow journalist. Mohamed Ibrahim, a news presenter for Kalsan TV, die...