Somalia

Al-Shabaab child soldiers sentenced to death in Somalia

Al Shabaab Child soldiers who surrendered in Puntland in March, 2016. (Photo: Puntland State TV)

GAROWE, Somalia — A regional military court in Garowe town, northeast of Somalia has sentenced 43 Al Shabaab child soldiers to death penalty on Saturday for taking part in a seaborne attack on Puntland state in March, 2016.

Somalia

Al Shabaab confirms death of the Garissa University attack mastermind

Al Shabaab mourns death of Kuno who was killed US airstrike in June 1, 2016.

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Somalia-based, Al Qaeda-affiliated, Islamic group of Al Shabaab has on Friday confirmed the death of Mohamed Kuno in a U.S. airstrike on June 1, 2016 near Kismayo city, some 500 kilometers (310 miles) south …

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 …

Somalia

Two lawmakers among 10 killed in hotel attack in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Al Qaeda-affiliated, Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the hotel attack, saying its fighters detonated a car, laden with explosives, at the gate of the Ambassador Hotel on Makka Al Mukarama St in Mogadishu on Wednesday at around 5:45 pm local time.