The historic port, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu, was captured in August 2012 by African Union troops after four years under Islamist control.
A man was killed in an explosion on an Airbus A321 that made a hole in the fuselage and forced the plane to return to the Somali capital of Mogadishu to make an emergency landing, officials said on Wednesday. Somalia’s civil aviation director, Abdiwahid Omar, told the state radio website that a person was missing […]
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement that the Shebab would “have no time to breathe” and vowed revenge.
It was not clear whether report of more than 20 killed included the assailants.
Islamic extremist rebels attacked the African Union troops’ base in Somalia killing dozens of Kenyan soldiers.
Somalia government said, “All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture, which could damage the faith of the Muslim community.”
Fighting broke out in the town of Galkayo on November 22 between gunmen loyal to the Puntland and Galmudug districts, with reports of heavy gunfire as well as mortars or artillery.
The video, reported Tuesday by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activities, shows armed fighters rampaging through what looks like a camp for Ugandan troops, who form part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
Al-Shabab, the Islamic extremist rebels waging an insurgency against Somalia’s weak UN- backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack on a website associated with the group
Witnesses said the Shebab took over the camp, looting weapons stores and loading corpses onto trucks.
The attack comes as Somali forces backed by troops from the African Union have launched an offensive, dubbed Operation Jubba Corridor, to push al-Shabab out of its last strongholds.
Barack Obama will also spend private time with family members but will not travel to the village that is most closely associated with the family name, said White House.
The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has vowed to step up attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The bomb was apparently planted under a seat and was detonated by remote control, said police official Yusuf Ali.
Al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu confirmed that the group was behind the attack.