al Shabaab

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A view of Asasey Hotel after an attack, in Kismayo, Somalia. Photograph: AP Photo

The death toll from Somalia’s Kismayu hotel attack on Friday has risen to 26, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, Jubbaland region’(...)

People look at flames at the scene where a suicide car bomb exploded at a hotel in Mogadishu on Thursday. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bom(...)

Rescue workers search victims of a blast  after two car bombs exploded in Mogadishu. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

Somalia’s government has fired two of the country’s most senior security officials in the wake of a new attack by Islamist militants which killed at l(...)

Somalia’s al Shabaab, a brutal jihadist militia linked to al Qaeda, has over the past two years been on the retreat, its forces expelled by Somali and(...)

Soldiers from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) arrive at at the Westgate Shopping Centre in the capital Nairobi today, where  security forces were locked in a stand-off  with al Shabaab  militants. Photograh: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on a shopping mall in Kenya’s capital, showing it can still s(...)