The Al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a US base in Somalia on Monday, as the European Union confirmed a separate strike against a convoy of Italian advisers.
Five people were killed in an extremist attack on a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said on Wednesday, adding that the victims were three civilians and two members of the security forces.
The UAE sent an aid plane carrying 7 metric tons of medical supplies to Jubaland, Somalia to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Ali Abdullahi, an official with the Southwestern regional state, told The Associated Press that the mine was detonated by remote control as people were dining during the morning rush. Several others were wounded, he said.
No group has claimed responsibility. Such attacks are commonplace in Somalia, where militant organisation al Shabaab have been waging a 12-year campaign to topple the central government.
One airstrike on Feb. 2 struck a home in the Middle Juba region as a family sat down to dinner, the Amnesty report says, and an 18-year-old girl was killed. Her sisters, aged 12 and 7, and their grandmother were wounded.
in makeshift metal homes in a camp in Mogadishu, women wrapped in brightly patterned scarves are making savoury pastries and mixing flour for flatbreads.
Lawmakers voted 170-8 to remove Khaire, Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman told the news agency. "We urge Somalia's president to appoint a new prime minister," he was quoted as saying.
Al Shabaab has battled since 2008 to overthrow Somalia's internationally-recognised central government and establish its rule, based on its own interpretation of Islamic law.