29 September 2021
MP and former security minister @AbdirizakOm says a security alert of a potential Al-Shabaab attack in the next 72 hours was received prior to Sunday's hotel raid by the militant group
The death toll rises to 9 in the Mogadishu attack, which was attributed to Al-Shabaab
Statement by the Somali govt on the conclusion of security operation against Al-Shabaab militants at AfrikHotel. 5 people were killed including retired army general Mohamed Nur Galal. Security forces shot dead 3 attackers. A 4th militant blew himself up in the initial bombing
Retired army General Mohamed Nur Galaal killed in Al-Shabaab attack on Afrik Hotel - MP. A well known army officer, Gen Galal was briefly appointed Defense Minister under Pres Ali Mahdi's govt in 1991. He also became army commander under Pres Abdulqasim Salad's govt
Somali security sources: 3 people were killed in the attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu
Mogadishu: An official said he heard at least six people were killed, 14 injured in the ongoing attack. This is just one source
Mogadishu: There is an intense barrage of gunfire being heard from inside the Hotel right now
Video: This is the road from K-4 to the airport tonight. Gunfire can be heard in the background as security forces battle Al-Shabaab inside AfrikHotel. Police are asking people to stop live-streaming from the scene to avoid compromising safety of security forces and residents
The Somali police say they have rescued all the officials stuck inside the "Afrique" hotel after the Al-Shabaab attack
Heavy fighting is ongoing as hotel Afrik in Mogadishu is under siege after gunmen stormed into the building following an AlShabaab suicide car bomb explosion
A suspected suicide car bomb exploded near a checkpoint in Somalia's flag-soflag-so capital Mogadishu on Sunday, witnesses said, followed by gunfire around a nearby hotel. Qaeda affiliated Al Shabaab just claimed responsibility for the attack
One of the most popular hotels in the city, "Hotel Afrik", located near the airport in Mogadishu, was attacked. There was an explosion near the hotel. Gunshots are rising inside and around the hotel. - Local resources
Huge explosion around Mogadishu's KM4 and airport checkpoint. Somalia
Somalia: 8 children were reportedly killed in an unexploded ordnance blast believed to be a landmine in the town of Golweyn, outside the coastal town of Marka in Somalia's Lower Shabelle province
Leaders call for a decisive operation to end insecurity in Kapedo GSU officer killed by suspected bandits laid to rest in Busia County
8 month ago
A postmortem examination conducted on the bodies of six people abducted and killed in Baringo last week has revealed they were first tortured
8 month ago
Al-Shabaab IED kills two hyenas in Northeastern Kenya
The Turmoil In Kapedo: Government insists it is conducting targeted attacks on armed criminals. CS Matiangi to appear before parliamentary committee over growing concerns of human rights violations in ongoing operation in Baringo
8 month ago
POLICE SPOKESPERSON Charles Owino denies claims of extrajudicial killings in Baringo after post-mortems reveal 6 people were tortured then shot dead
Kenya's military has reportedly ordered 118 Turkish-made armoured vehicles, primarily to be used for counterterror operations against al-Shabaab.
8 month ago
Reports from Middle Shabelle region say number of government soldiers died in two attacks in Gololey area, north of Bal'ad town on Wednesday. Nearly 10 soldiers were killed in ambush and subsequent IED explosion accounting sources
100-year-old man and his 96-year-old wife stabbed to death by their son at family home in Salama, Makueni police boss Napeiyan says suspect arrested
Church Arson Suspects: Police arrest 10 suspects linked to burning of churches in Kisii County.  Five churches and several homes burnt at Otamba village. Mohamed: We're yet to establish their motives8 month ago
Church Arson Suspects: Police arrest 10 suspects linked to burning of churches in Kisii County. Five churches and several homes burnt at Otamba village. Mohamed: We're yet to establish their motives
AU Commissioner Moussa Faki Mahamat urges Somalia and Kenya to exercise restraint, engage in dialogue following renewed tension at the border. Somali accused Kenya of arming "rebels" who attacked Beled Hawo town on Monday, but Kenya argued fighting was between two Somali sides
Somalia reiterated accusations that Kenya armed "illegal militias" who have attacked Beled Hawo town on Monday. "These actions are affront to peaceful coexistence and international norms of mutual respect, territorial integrity and national sovereignty," says @MofaSomalia
Kenya has expressed concern over renewed fighting in Beled Hawo. Kenya statement appears to deny role in the clashes, says fighting "appears" to involve the Somali National Army against Jubaland region. Kenya statement called for immediate cessation of the hostilities
Video clip purportedly shows fighters loyal to Jubaland security minister captured by Somali govt forces following clashes in Beled Hawo earlier today
Somali information minister Osman Abukar Dubbe says govt forces crushed "rebels armed by Kenya" who attacked Beled Hawo town early Monday, says nearly 100 fighters were captured. Kenya has not responded immediately, but in the past has denied interfering Somalia affairs
A clash between govt forces alongside villagers & al Shabaab erupts in Mudug's Bacadweyne on Sunday. Bacadweyne commissioner Ahmed Dahir says many from both sides were killed & wounded, he confirms eight of govt's side were killed while many al shabaab fighters were also killed
This is reportedly a footage showing heavy gunfight between two militias at the border town of Mandera
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