Al-Shabab fighters stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The Interior Ministry reported the the president Hassan Mohamud was not in the compound when the attack happened.
The militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for launching attacks inside the Somali capital of Mogadishu. At least 19 people have been killed, including several of the attackers.
Somali militants belonging to Al-Shabab, today released photos of a dead French soldier. The soldier was killed in a failed rescue attempt of a French intelligence officer who has been held by the militants.
One French soldier was killed, and another missing, in a failed rescue attempt in Somalia. The French military were attempting to free an intelligence officer, Denis Allex, kidnapped in October 2009 at the hands of militants in the country.
The British government has issued a warning to its citizens abroad that a terrorist attack in Nairobi is imminent. This follows the activities of the Kenyan army in Somalia. The UK warning comes after a similar alert issued by the USA.
Dadaab is the biggest refugee camp in Kenya. Approximately 500.000 people live there waiting help from the different aid workers. This wave of human population came from Somalia in search for security and survival.
Al-Shabab, the Somali militant Islamic group with links to al-Qaeda, had denied responsibility for the kidnap of two female aid workers from Kenya on Thursday. However local police believe that the women have been taken across the border into Somalia.
September 21, 2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Government special forces have entered the complex and it is believed that at least 22 people are dead in suspected terror attack