2 NGOs workers and 2 vehicles were abducted by a group of armed men on the outskirts of Beledweyne town, gunmen also killed 3 people
'Monster' truck bomb intercepted by security forces at a checkpoint outside Mogadishu before entering the city: security source
Suspected IED explosion is reported near security and Youth ministries in Mogadishu. Somalia
AlShabaab fighters have fired mortar shells in Baardheere town in Gedo region. One person has killed the mortars. Somalia
Suspected Kenyan fighter jets have bombed Galashuunbi village west of Kismayo on last night residents Somalia
Just hours after Pres Uhuru Kenyatta declared a major operation, Shabab militants attacked a camp near Mokowe in Lamu County:reports
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta declares major security operation in Lamu county following successive Al-Shabab attacks
Large explosions heard as allied forces were returning back to Kismayo town. No deaths and injuries reported. Somalia
5 Militants 1 Policeman killed in a confrontation on the outskirts of Qoryoley tonight: Reports
KDF jets bombed houses in Funuje area, about 20km north of the town, where senior Commanders had meeting earlier on Sunday. Somalia
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Shabaab's new Swahili-language video series from Kenya also highlights Ugandan fighters, like this one.
Suspected Al-Shabab militants hijacked a vehicle with 6 occupants in Lamu, among them a top state official
Somali commandos with US soldiers raided Al Shabab positions in Kuunya Barow Lower Shabeelle region
Militants fire six rounds of mortars on Garbaharey capital of Gedo region tonight, casualties not yet known: residents
Two blasts heard in and outside Mogadishu, Somalia. The 1st one took place near KM13 while the 2nd blast happened in Mogadishus Howl-Wadag district
3 civilians were killed 8 injured after a car exploded at a checkpoint outside Mogadishu, officials say victims were passing by.
Four suicide bombers kill at least 15 in Maiduguri, Nigeria: police
Reports that a plane carrying TV journalists has crash-landed near Kibera in Kenya. Casualties unknown
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Puntland security forces say they have captured a group of 14 Al-Shabab fighters heading for Galgala mountains; unclear when it happened.
A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover.
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US hits al Shabab troops in "self defense" strike 300 miles SW of Mogadishu on July 4, per @USAfricaCommand
US military conducted airstrike in Somalia against al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab "troop concentration" at 6:30 pm ET on July 4th
Somali militants kill 2 police during extended raid on Kenyan town
14 AlShabaab militants were Monday killed and 17 others injured in a fight with SNA backed by AMISOM in southern Somalia. Officials
Al-Shabab attacks Pandanguo police post in Lamu, Kenya, casualties reported.
U.S. carries out strike in Somalia against al Shabaab militant group - U.S. official tells
US forces conducted strike operation against AlShabaab Sunday. "We are currently assessing the results of the operation" : @USAfricaCommand
Possible airstrike has been reported on suspected Shabab militants in Kunyo Barrow town late Sunday, a source says vehicles were targeted.
Explosion in a car belonging to a businessman at Al-Baraka junction late in the evening, Mogadishu, one person is hurt: reports
Puntland executed 7 alleged Al-Shabab members convicted for role in killings and other terrorism charges
Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen. Is a Salafist jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa.Al-Shabaab is an offshoot of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), which splintered into several smaller factions after its defeat in 2006 by Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the TFG's Ethiopian military allies
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