At least 14 people were reportedly killed and dozens more injured after al-Shabaab extremists armed with explosives and guns laid siege to a hotel popular with government officials in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Somali forces ended the siege after a more than 20-hour battle.
Days after Somali government forces reportedly regained control of the area, al-Shabab militants allegedly attacked a military base in the country's central Galgaduud region on Monday.
At least 100 people were killed and more than 300 injured in two car bomb attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, according to Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
As it set a new United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) goal of $2B, the UN on Tuesday reported that a child is admitted to the hospital every minute for malnutrition in Somalia amid what it says is the nation's worst famine in 50 years.
The Somali government said on Sunday that it had successfully killed one of the co-founders of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamist militant group, in a joint operation with international partners the previous day. Al Shabaab didn't immediately comment on Abdullahi Nadir's death [...]
On Mon., the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that the south-central region of Somalia will likely fall into famine between Oct. and Dec. of this year.
Security forces on Sat. night violently ended a siege of a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, that had been undertaken by fighters from the al-Shabaab militant group for around 30 hours.