A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government.
At least two people were killed in an apparent car bomb blast on a major street in Somalia's capital Friday evening, police said, just hours after the U.S. military confirmed that a recent airstrike had killed a high-level al-Shabab extremist commander blamed for deadly attacks in Mogadishu.
The U.S. military is confirming it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend.
A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated near the gate of a police station in the capital, Mogadishu.
A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.
Fighting continued through the night as Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremists fought off heavily armed soldiers in a bloody siege at a popular Mogadishu restaurant.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital, and gunmen were fighting their way inside, police said Wednesday night.
At least 14 people, mostly civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia's southwestern city of Baidoa.