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Eight dead as gunmen attack AU base in Somalia

The AU says that three peacekeepers and five Islamist gunmen were killed in the ensuing battle, which saw the gunmen infiltrate the base in Mogadishu.

Al-Shabab names new leader, vows revenge

Sheikh Ahmad Umar Abu Ubaidah has replaced slain Al-Shabab leader Ahmed Godane, who was killed in a US air strike.

Several killed in al-Shabab attack on Somali parliament

Militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack which the United Nations has called an "attack against the people".

Al-Shabab blame ‘Western’ forces for attack on coastal base

Al-Shabab says "Western" forces attacked a house in one of its coastal bases in the town of Barawe under the cover of dark, killing one rebel fighter.

Mogadishu car bomb attacks kill 16

At least 16 people were killed as two car bombs exploded outside the law courts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and gunmen stormed the building.

Ethiopia troops attack al-Shabaab rebels in Somali town

Ethiopian troops and clan militia fighters forced al-Qaeda-linked militants to flee a Somali town after heavy clashes on Saturday.

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