Tag: Somalia

Africa boosts Somalia force

KAMPALA (AFP)— The African force battling Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Mogadishu will be boosted by a battalion from Guinea and could further swell to reach 10,000 troops, the African Union said Friday.

24 dead in Somalia Parliament bombing

Exchange of artillery fire between Somali government forces and Al-Shabaab fighters left at least 24 people killed and more than 60 others wounded in Somalia’s capitalMogadishu on Sunday, media reported.

Violence leaves 19 dead in Mogadishu

More than 19 people have been reportedly killed and over 55 wounded in violence in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, rescue services and the police said.

Al-Qaeda members land in Mogadishu

A senior Somali official stated on Wednesday that a group of 12 Al-Qaeda members in the last two weeks had crossed from Yemen into Somalia in order to render rebels fighting the Western-backed government money and military expertise.

Fighting in Mogadishu killed 26, rebels beheaded two

At least 26 civilians have been killed and more than 80 wounded in clashes between government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers and Al-Shabaab terrorists in Mogadishu on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said.

11 killed in heavy Mogadishu fighting

Fierce fighting between Somali government forces, supported by African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces andAl-Qaeda-linked Somali terrorists killed at least 11 people, mainly civilians. According to official sources, at least 25 others were injured in the clashes in the capital Mogadishu on Friday.

Somalia: Eight people killed in clashes with al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam in Baladweyne

Reuters news agency reported today that at least eight people had been killed and more than a dozen other injured in clashes between Hizbul Islam and al Shabaab rebel groups and pro-governmental militia forces in the Central Somali town of Baladweyne, capital…