Somalia

Somali Security Forces Shut Down Popular Radio Station, Arrest Journalists

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) should immediately release two Radio Shabelle journalists, Ali Ahmed Abdulle and Mohamed Adan Ibrahim, who were arrested this evening for their journalism work, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said.

NISA raided Radio Shabelle, briefly shuts down the station that took five journalists to NISA …

Somalia

Huge Car Bomb Explosion just Heard In Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two huge explosions thought to be car bombs were heard at around Somalia’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the Km4 area in the heart of Mogadishu on Sunday morning, police and witnesses 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.