Somalia

Al Shabaab attacks African Union peacekeepers in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab group have launched a massive mortar and gun attack on military bases belonging to the UN-mandated African Union peacekeeping forces in Somalia known as (AMISOM) in Qoryooley district in Lower Shabelle region, military officials and a rebel spokesman said.

Somalia

Al Shabaab launches deadly car bomb attack on Somali army base

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Heavily armed fighters from the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab have launched a coordinated assault on a military base in the town of Laanta-Buuro, which is situated in the Lower Shabelle region of Southern Somalia, military personnel and residents said.

Somalia

BREAKING: Several explosions heard in Somali capital

SOMALIA, Mogadishu — Several loud explosions were heard in parts of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, eyewitnesses and police said.

Capt Hussein Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer said five mortar shells hit the coastal, conflict-riddled capital of the horn of Africa country.

Mohamed added that some of …

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