SABC News - Al Shabaab


Somali Al Shabaab militants killed three police officers on Wednesday during a raid on a north eastern Kenyan town that sparked a day-long gun battle.
Somali militants killed 3 police in raid on Kenyan border town

Saturday 8 July 2017 14:27

Somali Al Shabaab militants killed three police officers on Wednesday during a raid on a north eastern Kenyan town that sparked a day-long gun battle, a senior police official said.


Somalia executes four al Shabaab fighters behind 2016 attack

Tuesday 25 April 2017 16:03

A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were al Shabaab militants who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said on Tuesday.


Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia’s Puntland region

Sunday 23 April 2017 16:13

A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and injuring another eight, a military official told Reuters.


Al Shabaab claims deadly car bomb outside Mogadishu military base

Sunday 9 April 2017 15:21

A car bomb targeting senior officials leaving a military base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 people.


Kenyan forces also captured arms, including 11 AK-47 assault rifles, communications equipment and uniforms.
31 Islamist Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Monday 27 March 2017 14:06

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist Al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday.


Civilians stand near a car destroyed in a suicide bomb explosion at the Wadajir market in Madina district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 19, 2017.
Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

Monday 20 February 2017 09:28

Al Shabaab, the Islamist insurgent group that is fighting the UN-backed Somali government, did not immediately claim responsibility.


A squadron of UAE Mirage fighter planes such as this one at the Dubai Airshow are stationed in Eritrea for Yemeni operations.
Money from the Middle East fuelling tensions in the Horn of Africa

Friday 10 February 2017 07:00

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together.


The United Nations has issued a pre-famine alert with 6.2 million of Somalia's 10 million people needing emergency aid.
Rebel taxes and seizures drive hungry children out of Somalia

Wednesday 8 February 2017 07:20

Thousands of malnourished Somali women and children are fleeing into Ethiopia to escape Islamist militants who are taxing them and seizing their food, animals and land.


Al Shabaab militants in Somalia publicly beheaded four men accused of spying for the country's Western-backed government.
Somalia's al Shabaab executes four men accused of spying

Monday 6 February 2017 08:14

The al Qaeda-linked group confirmed the executions, which took place on in Jamame district of lower Jubba region, Somalia.


Al Shabaab said its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when the Islamist group attacked a remote military base in Somalia on Friday.
Al Shabaab kills dozens of Kenyan troops in base raid

Saturday 28 January 2017 06:30

Al Shabaab said its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when the Islamist group attacked a remote military base in Somalia on Friday.


The militant group Al Shabaab, which wants to impose its strict interpretation of Islam, said its fighters carried out the attack.
Car bomb kills 2 policemen at checkpoint near Somali capital

Saturday 10 December 2016 15:26

A car bomb killed at least two policemen when it exploded at a checkpoint near the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and militants fighting to topple the government said.


Insurgents behead Somali village elders over Islamic tax

Wednesday 30 November 2016 15:17

Islamist militants have beheaded eight Somali village elders and killed at least seven other people during fighting spurred by a dispute over payment of an Islamic tax.


Ceasefire between Somalia's Puntland and Galmudug collapses, 20 killed

Sunday 6 November 2016 20:17

A week-old ceasefire between the forces of two semi-autonomous regions of Somalia broke down on Sunday as fighting over a disputed border area erupted again


'Somali militants intensify attacks, death count doubles'

Friday 4 November 2016 14:28

Islamist rebels have intensified their attacks in Somalia, detonating larger, more sophisticated devices, bringing in more foreign expertise and doubling the death toll from last year, experts said.


 Witnesses and residents said they heard two loud blasts in quick succession followed by heavy gunfire.
At least 10 killed in suicide car bomb attack in Somalia

Sunday 21 August 2016 11:10

At least 10 people were killed when two suicide car bombers attacked the local government headquarters in Somalia's Galkayo town.


13 people killed in Somali suicide bombing claimed by al Shabaab

Tuesday 26 July 2016 20:58

Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union's main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Tuesday.


Suicide bombers kill seven at peacekeeping base in Somalia

Tuesday 26 July 2016 14:16

Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.


Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishufrom their training camp south of the capital.
Somalia's al Shabaab says it has executed four spies

Saturday 11 June 2016 18:00

The Islamist group executed four people it accused of espionage, including one who was beheaded for allegedly giving information to the United States.


13 men face terrorism charges over the July 2010 bombings which took place in Kampala, Uganda.
8 people found guilty over Kampala 2010 bombings

Thursday 26 May 2016 20:04

A judge in Uganda has found eight people guilty of two bomb attacks at venues screening the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Militant attacks mostly by al Shabaab militants from neighboring Somalia have increased in recent years in Kenya.
Kenya claims its arrested key member of militant group

Tuesday 3 May 2016 20:30

Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group.


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