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By Ben Fox, Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
The explosion was detonated by a suicide bomber who had been denied access inside the restaurant where the Somali Police Commissioner and several lawmakers were having dinner, Somali Police Spokesman Maj. Abdifatah Aden Hassan announced at a press conference Saturday.
By Omar Faruk, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will vote this week on a war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for any further U.S. military action on Iran. It's likely to pass the House but not the…
Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled, U.S. and Kenyan authorities said.
By Abdi Guled, Tom Odula, Cara Anna, Associated Press
Just weeks after insisting that American airstrikes in Somalia had killed no civilians, U.S. Africa Command said Friday that new information reveals that a woman and a child died last April when a U.S. strike targeted al-Shabab militants.
By Lolita Baldor, Associated Press
By Joseph Mwihia, Associated Press
The coordinated assault began with an explosion that targeted three vehicles outside a bank, and a suicide bombing in the hotel lobby that severely wounded a number of guests, said Kenya's national police chief.
By Abdi Guled, Associated Press
The strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia's government and were "conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and recruit for future attacks," said the U.S. military statement.
By Farah Abdi, Abdi Guled, Associated Press
After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the bombs.
By Abdi Guled, Cara Anna, Associated Press
The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. military has carried out more than two dozen airstrikes this year against the al-Qaida-linked…
By Jane Ferguson
After years of civil war and upheaval, Somalia is struggling to its feet, and the U.S. is back in with boots on the ground and drones in the skies. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson and videographer Alessandro Pavone report on the…
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