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US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer.

13 dead, more than 16 wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast

A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 16, and gunfire continued inside as security forces pursued the attackers, police said. Two more blasts were heard in the area, one when an attacker detonated a suicide vest.

Huge blast rocks Somalia’s capital; police say 20 killed

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they'd heard in years.
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Somali official says 6 dead in US military raid

A Somali intelligence official says U.S. forces killed at least six people during a raid on a building housing the al-Shabab extremist group's Andalus radio station Thursday night outside the capital, Mogadishu.

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