Africa

Civilians allegedly killed in raid by Somali, US forces

Raid on farm by Somali and American soldiers in the country's south leaves 10 dead, including young children.

Three children among dead in joint attack in Somalia

Africa

Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

Attack comes after 9 people were decapitated by assailants in the same region in July.

Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

Africa

Al-Shabab leader defects to Somali government

Mukhtar Robow, a founding father of group, reportedly taken to Mogadishu after surrendering to government forces.

Africa

African Union troops ambushed by al-Shabab, 24 killed

Official in Lower Shebelle region of Somalia confirms 24 soldiers dead but al-Shabab fighters claim 39 troops killed.

African Union troops killed in al-Shabab ambush

Africa

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Armed group al-Shabab claims responsibility for attack on security convoy near Baidoa in country's southwest.

Soldiers killed in Somalia blast

Africa

Children, police killed in Kenya-Somalia border blast

At least eight people, including four children, killed in suspected al-Shabab bombing in Lamu county.

Deadly blast targets police near Kenya-Somalia border

Africa

Al-Shabab raid on Puntland army base kills 70

Gun battle in military base in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region kills at least 70 soldiers.

Africa

Civilians killed in attack in Somalia's Mogadishu

Mayor's spokesman confirms deaths of eight people, including a mother and her son, in explosion near police checkpoint.

Al-Shabab claims deadly Mogadishu attack

Kenya

Kenyan police officers killed in al-Shabab bomb attack

The police officers were on patrol when their vehicle was hit a by a landmine laid by armed group al-Shabab.

Kenya: Police officers killed in al-Shabab bomb attack

Africa

Somalia: Huge blast rocks downtown Mogadishu

At least five killed, 20 wounded after huge car bomb goes off near the immigration directorate in the capital.

Somalia: Huge blast rocks downtown Mogadishu

Africa

US military member killed by al-Shabab in Somalia raid

US serviceman dies during operation near Barii, about 64km west of the capital, Mogadishu, says US Africa Command.

US military member killed by al-Shabab in Somalia raid

Al-Shabab

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia's Puntland

Al-Shabab claims deadly attack with improvised explosive device on a military pick-up truck, 40km south of Bosasso.

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia's Puntland

Africa

At least 19 people killed by land mine in Somalia

Minibus runs over explosive device in Somalia's Lower Shebelle region, killing passengers including women and children.

At least 19 people killed by land mine in Somalia

Somalia

Somali leader pleads for help to avert famine

President urges the world to step up, highlighting the 2011 famine that killed 260,000 Somalis.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help the Somali people

Africa

Car bomb kills at least 5 in Somalia's capital

Blast near the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu targeted a security checkpoint with soldiers among the dead.

Car bomb kills at least 5 in Somalia's capital