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Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

The large explosion shook the centre of Mogadishu and a large plume of smoke rose above the scene of the blast, a building that houses Somalia's ministries of labour and works.

Explained: Who are the al-Shabaab, currently in the middle of a terror attack in Somalia?

Al-Shabaab has imposed a strict Wahhabi version of Islam in the areas under its control, and its fighters have stoned to death women accused of adultery, and punished alleged thieves by cut off their limbs.

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Al-Shabab's former No. 2 leader runs for office in Somalia

Stunned, Somalia's federal government is in an awkward spot. If Mukhtar Robow's campaign for a regional presidency goes forward, observers say the man who once praised Osama bin Laden and tried to impose an Islamic state has a good chance at winning next month's election.

US airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab fighters

The US military has carried out more than two dozen airstrikes, including drone strikes, this year against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in sub-Saharan Africa.

Al-Shabaab attacks African Union base in Somalia: military

Since withdrawing from Mogadishu in 2011, the al Qaeda-linked group has lost control of most of Somalia's cities and towns. But it still retains a strong presence in regions outside the capital.

US carries out three drone strikes against extremists in Somalia

"US forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats,'' said the spokeswoman for the US military command in Africa

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Somalia's al Shabaab stones woman to death for cheating on husband

Members of al Shabaab have in the past handed out harsh punishments for religious infractions including hacking off of limbs for alleged thieves and public executions.

Somalia's militant group al Shabaab says has executed four spies

The Islamist group wants to topple Somalia's Western-backed government and rule the country according to sharia law.

Al Shabaab militants attack African Union base in Somalia, reportedly kill 50 peacekeepers

Al Shabaab said 50 African peacekeepers were killed in the attack on Janale base, about 90 km (55 miles) south of the Somali capital.

Kenya: Suspected Al Shabaab terrorists kill at least 14 quarry workers

At least 11 people were also wounded in the attack that took place in Mandera town in northeastern Kenya.

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