The death toll from this week's truck bombings has risen to at least 40, but local and national authorities say the latest attacks from the al-Shabab group will not deter them from fighting the terrorists.
Car bombings in central Somalia claimed the lives of scores of people, including senior regional officials. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack as the government ups its efforts against the terror group.
Security forces are still trying to retake the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, a venue popular with lawmakers and government officials, following an overnight siege.
5 Apr 2021
The Islamist group detonated car bombs before launching nighttime raids at two locations in southern Somalia.
7 Jan 2020
The Somali terrorist group al-Shabab overran a US military air base in Kenya on Sunday, killing several people. The group's bold offensive shows it is recovering after suffering high casualties from US drone strikes.
22 Nov 2019
The fall of al-Shabab and Islamic State partly accounts for the decrease in deaths by terror worldwide. Far-right attacks are on the rise, and deaths at the hands of far-right terrorists are increasing.
26 Feb 2019
"Precision strikes" have killed 35 al-Shabab fighters as the group was attempting to "mass their forces" in Somalia, the US military has said. The group had recently claimed responsibility for a car bomb in Mogadishu.
17 Oct 2017
Almost seven million Somalis, half the population, are dependent on food aid. But delivering this aid is difficult. Almost all state structures are missing, some regions are controlled by the Islamist al-Shabab militia and corruption is pervasive throughout the state.
27 Sep 2017
Half of Somalia’s population is now reliant on emergency aid. Attacks by al-Shabab, as well as the government’s strikes against them, are causing people to flee their homes in droves.
7 Feb 2017
Somalia's capital is under a 48-hour lockdown before MPs elect the next president on Wednesday.The vote was delayed after several attacks by the armed group al-Shabab.