Fighting between Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region and breakaway Somaliland has killed dozens of soldiers, according to a witness and a military commander who spoke of a “hellish” outbreak of violence
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U.S. military says 10 Al-Shabab militants killed in new airstrike outside Mogadishu: statement
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US drones are temporarily operated from Greek air bases, as their normal unnamed base in Africa undergoes repairs
Reports of shooting near a hotel in Galkayo, regional MP targeted
Pakistan gives grant of US$ 10.500 million to improve Somalia's National Identification System
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ISIS claims responsibility for another killing, this time in Elasha Biyaha just on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Group claimed killing an intel agent; there is no independent confirmation of this incident today
Somali security forces shot dead two suspected militants carrying pistols in Bakara market: Sources
Heavy gunfire heard in Bakara market in Somali capital Mogadishu
ISIS is active in Mogadishu - they have claimed the killing of a police officer in Hodan district, and has published photos of the killing to prove it. Local sources say he was a traffic police officer killed near Bakara market; it's the 3rd such killing by group in recent days.
Five people including four civilians were injured after Al-Shabab suicide VBIED in Afgoye; a child was also killed after being run-over by a vehicle running away from the scene of the explosion: Official
Al Shabaab claims suicide bomber hits Somalia military convoy
Suicide car bomb hits Somali military convoy in Afgoye, casualties reported: Official
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ISIS claims killing a policeman in Mogadishu
Over 30 killed as cyclone, heavy rains hit Horn of Africa. Somaliland reported the death of 25, two died in Djibouti while heavy rains killed 6 in Mogadishu
At least 16 people are killed and 1,780 others displaced after tropical cyclone Sagar caused heavy rainfall in Somaliland, northern Somalia
Reports of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somali capital.
At least two hand grenades thrown at the residence of a security official in Mogadishu; sustained gunfire heard: Reports
@US2SOMaliA encourages immediate ceasefire around Tukaraq; urges Somaliland, Puntland dialogue and partnership with local communities to end conflict
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Germany 20 y/o man from Somalia charged with being former member of terrorist organization AlShabab, attempted murder, providing material support for murder: federal prosecutor general. Focus on attacks, plots in Somalia in 2012. Suspect had been arrested in Germany in Feb 2018.
A U.S. drone airstrike reportedly killed several Al-Shabaab fighters near Bariire town on Wednesday. Reports indicate that the missiles destroyed Al-Shabaab training camp in the village. Somalia
Explosion hits military vehicle in Wanlaweyne town – Residents
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed concluded a two day state visit in Kenya, president Uhuru Kenyatta and the PM agreed to pursue peace in Somalia.
Several people injured in suspected mortar attacks in Mogadishu's Ali Kamin area: residents
Kenyan president says 9 soldiers killed in Somalia explosion
Death toll from Thursday's Suspected Al-Shabab attack in northeastern Kenya has risen to three, at least three others are injured two of them seriously. The victims are identified to be quarry workers in an area called Shimbir Fatima close to the border with Somalia.
German nurse working for ICRC kidnapped in Mogadishu
Red Cross says female staffer abducted in Somalia's capital; police say she is German.
Heavy Police and Security presence at a building used by foreign aid workers in Mogadishu. Tryng to verify unconfirmed reports of "kidnap".
The Somali government declared the situation in flood affected areas in Hirshabelle as a national disaster. Somali leaders have appealed for assistance. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes amid fear of possible outbreak of diseases.
Former Defense Minister Mohamed Mursal has been elected as new Speaker of Somalia's Parliament.