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Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of UEFA game.

Blasts hit Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of UEFA game.

Three explosions rocked the Borussia Dortmund bus, injuring Spanish international Marc Bartra, as the German team headed for a Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday. Bartra faces wrist surgery after being hit by flying glass and the quarter-final match was postponed until Wednesday because of the attack. The club said the other Dortmund players were “shocked” but safe. “We ...

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Al-Shabab vows ‘doubled response’ to US move in Somalia.

Al-Shabab vows ‘doubled response’ to US move in Somalia.

An organization that monitors extremist groups says the Somalia-based al-Shabab claims its recent attacks are in “doubled response” to the U.S. military’s expanding efforts against it. The SITE Intelligence Group said late Tuesday that the extremist group’s Shahada News Agency posted the statements on social media on Monday. The al-Shabab statement says the recent attacks also are in response to ...

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UAE launches Dh500m mission of mercy to Somalia.

UAE launches Dh500m mission of mercy to Somalia.

The UAE has launched a Dh500 million mission of mercy to save hundreds of thousands of Somalian children and their families who are starving to death. The President, Sheikh Khalifa, issued a directive for a month-long donations campaign to provide suffering Somalis with food, water, medicine and other necessities to help them survive their third famine in 25 years. Sheikh ...

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Somali security forces capture 10 pirates in stand-of

Somali security forces capture 10 pirates in stand-of

Somali forces, on Tuesday, captured 10 pirates in a who hijacked an Indian cargo ship on April 1. Officials said the forces also who surrounded the pirates holding hostages taken from an Indian ship, secured the surrender of 10 and enlisted the parents of the other three to persuade them to give up. Regional security forces rescued the Indian cargo ...

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Turkey condemns suicide attack in Somali capital

Turkey condemns suicide attack in Somali capital

Turkey has condemned Sunday’s suicide attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu targeting the country’s new armed forces commander, leaving at least 15 people dead.   “We have learned with deep sorrow that today (9 April) a suicide attack which targeted a convoy carrying high level military officials near the compound of the Ministry of Defense, claimed lives of many people ...

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China navy says special forces foiled Somali pirates

China navy says special forces foiled Somali pirates

China’s naval forces foiled an attack by pirates on a freighter in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said. The statement said 16 members of the Chinese special forces were lowered onto the Tuvalu-flagged ship OS35 by helicopter at dawn yesterday. They placed the 19 crew members in a safety cabin and searched the ship to ensure there were no ...

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SUICIDE BOMBER EXPLODES IN MILITARY ACADEMY, KILLING 5.

SUICIDE BOMBER EXPLODES IN MILITARY ACADEMY, KILLING 5.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military academy in the western part of Somalia’s capital, killing at least five soldiers, said a military officer. Two military colonels were among those died as well as the camp’s chief trainer, said Col. Abdi Hassan. The bomber dressed in a military uniform walked into the Somali military training camp on Monday ...

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Death toll hits 20 in Somali suicide bomb targeting new army chief.

Death toll hits 20 in Somali suicide bomb targeting new army chief.

At least 20 people were killed on Sunday when a car bomb exploded outside Somalia’s Defence Ministry in the capital Mogadishu. The suicide bomber struck a military convoy and many of the victims were government soldiers, a senior military commander told dpa. Civilians were also killed in the explosion, bringing the death toll up to at least 20, security official ...

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AMISOM,KDF forces foil Al Shabaab attack in Kuday Somalia, kill top commander

AMISOM,KDF forces foil Al Shabaab attack in Kuday Somalia, kill top commander

AMISOM and KDF forces on Saturday foiled an Al Shabaab attack in Kuday, Somalia, killing two militants in the process including a commander, Bashe Nure Hassan. Kenya Defence Forces spokesman Joseph Owuoth said in a statement the terrorists had launched an attack on the Somali National Army (SNA) camp adjacent to KDF and AMISOM’s. “In the subsequent engagement, AMISOM troops ...

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Suspected Somali pirates attack ship off Yemen : authoraties

Suspected Somali pirates attack ship off Yemen : authoraties

Suspected Somali pirates have again hijacked a vessel on one of the world’s crucial trade routes, authorities said Saturday night, the latest in a string of attacks after several years of silence. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations piracy watchdog said on its website it had received a report from a vessel under attack and possibly boarded off the coast ...

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