Five Kenyan policemen have been killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack, a government official confirmed this week.
In February 2007, the United Nations approved the proposed mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The peacekeeping mission was tasked with supporting the government with national security operations, training the country’s army, assisting in the delivery of
Up to 30 percent of Somalia’s national military is unarmed, according to the government’s “Operational Readiness Assessment”.
The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing “several”.
At least 300 people have been killed in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack in decades.
Gunmen killed two police officers guarding a church on Sunday, in an attack which authorities say looks like a terrorist attack.
Somalia forces backed by US troops shot dead ten civilians – including three children – during a counter-terror operation on Friday, witnesses in the area say.
At least seven soldiers were killed in landmine explosions, targeting a military convoy, on Saturday near Baidoa town.
Ethiopian troops are being deployed to aid Somali’s army in reclaiming a town from Islamist militant groups Al-Shabaab. According to reports, the Ethiopian contingent has arrived in the city of Baidoa and will assist local forces with retaking the town
Somalian Islamist group Al-Shabaab killed a policeman in Kenya on Thursday, during an attack on a police station in Mandera County.