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Somali pirates hijack Bangladesh-flagged cargo vessel

Somali pirates on Tuesday hijacked a Bangladesh-flagged cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean and held hostage all the 23 crew members, Bangladeshi officials confirmed.

UN chief welcomes new Somali mission, lauds work of African Union

New York: The UN chief issued a statement on Wednesday welcoming the transition to a new African Union (AU) mission in Somalia, pledging the Organization’s “unwavering commitment” to the country, the mission, and the Somali security forces in their ongoing fight against Al-Shabaab militants.

Suicide blast close to presidential palace in Mogadishu leaves 7 dead

Mogadishu: At least seven people died as a suicide car bomb blast occurred close to the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, media reports said.

Al-Shabaab terror group claim responsibility for blast in Somali capital: Reports

Mogadishu/UNI/SPUTNIK: Militants of al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda have claimed responsibility for the explosion in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu which killed eleven soldiers and injured sixteen others, local publication Somali Guardian reported.

Poor seasonal rains threatening ‘foundations’ of tens of thousands of Somali livelihoods

New York: Poor rain forecast for the next few months threatens to exacerbate the plight of tens of thousands of Somalis displaced from their homes and villages due to “extreme” water shortages since last November, the UN humanitarian office said on Friday.

Two police officers killed in bomb blast in Somali capital

Mogadishu/Xinhua: A huge blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed two police officers and injured one other early Wednesday.

Somali army kills 7 al-Shabab militants in central region

Mogadishu/Xinhua/UNI: Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday killed seven al-Shabab extremists in an operation in the central region of Hiran, a military commander said.

Somali, US drone strike kills 4 al-Shabab terrorists

Mogadishu/Xinhua/UNI: Somali and US forces said they conducted an airstrike in southern Somalia on Monday, killing four terrorists in the latest strike targeting the al-Shabab extremist group in the Horn of African nation.

Somali forces arrest al-Shabab militant behind suicide bombings

Mogadishu/Xinhua/UNI: Somali government forces said they have arrested a senior al-Shabab fighter behind suicide bombings in the Horn of Africa nation.

Somali, US forces kill al-Shabab terrorist

Mogadishu/Xinhua/UNI: A Somali and US airstrike killed an al-Shabab terrorist and wounded two others in the southern region.

Six al-Shabab militants killed, 9 injured in southern Somali town

Mogadishu, Aug 31 (Xinhua/UNI) Six al-Shabab militants were killed and nine others injured on Friday in a joint offensive by Somali army and Jubbaland state forces, a military official said on Saturday.

11 militants killed, 15 injured in southern Somali region

MOGADISHU, Aug 21 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali forces backed by a local militia group known as Ma'awisley killed 11 al-Shabab extremists and injured 15 others in Jowhar town in Somalia's southern region of Middle Shabelle on Tuesday, military official said on Wednesday.

Somali forces kill 20 al-Shabab militants in southern region

Mogadishu, Aug 19 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali special forces (Danab) killed 20 al-Shabab militants in counter-offensive in southern Somali region of Lower Shabelle on Sunday night, officials said on Monday.

Somali journalists urge parliament to approve media law

Mogadishu, May 3 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali journalists joined their colleagues across the globe in marking the World Press Freedom Day on Friday by calling on the country's lawmakers to approve the current media law to help guide their operations.

Kenya: Somali-based militant group claims hotel attack in Nairobi

Nairobi, Jan 15 (IBNS): Somali-based militant group al-Shabab has claimed the DusitD2 hotel attack, which took place in Kenyan city of Nairobi on Tuesday, media reports said.