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UPDATE 2-African Union troops ambushed in Somalia, official says 24 dead - Reuters Africa

MOGADISHU, July 30 (Reuters) - Fighting between al Shabaab fighters and Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers killed 24 people on Sunday, a regional official said, with the Islamist militants putting the death toll higher. Al Shabaab ...and more »

African Union troops killed in al-Shabab ambush -

Official in Lower Shebelle region of Somalia confirms 24 soldiers dead but al-Shabab fighters claim 39 troops killed. 30 Jul 2017. Al-Shabab group spokesman claimed they had killed 39 African Union troops [File: Feisal Omar/Reuters]. At least 23 ...and more »

Shabaab ambushes AMISOM forces in southern Somalia - Long War Journal

Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, launched a deadly ambush on African Union Mission (AMISOM) forces in southern Somalia yesterday. AMISOM initially claimed that 12 soldiers were killed and several others wounded, but subsequent reporting ...and more »

US military kills Shabaab fighter in 'kinetic strike' - Long War Journal

US Africa Command (AFRICOM) killed one Shabaab fighter in a “kinetic strike” against an al Qaeda branch in southern Somalia on July 30. The offensive is the second of its kind reported by AFRICOM over the past month. The strike targeted a “Mogadishu ...and more »

Five dead after car bomb explodes near police station in Mogadishu - Sky News

Police say they are not sure who the specific target was but all the victims are civilians and it was possibly a suicide bomber. 13:15, UK, Sunday 30 July 2017. Smoke seen billowing over Mogadishu. Image: Smoke seen billowing over Mogadishu. At least ...and more »

Somalia says US drone strike killed al-Shabaab commander -

A car bomb attack on Sunday killed at least five people and wounded 13 others outside Midnimo mall in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu. The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab often carries out deadly bombings in the city. (Farah Abdi Warsameh ...and more »

Al Shabaab claims 39 dead in attack on AU soldiers - The Hindu

Vehicles aflame at the scene of an explosion in Maka al Mukaram road in Mogadishu, Somalia, on July 30, 2017. | Photo Credit: REUTERS. Reuters. MOGADISHU, July 30, 2017 22:20 IST. Updated: July 30, 2017 22:24 IST. more-in. The incident took place 140 ...and more »

A car bomb blast in Somalia's capital has killed at least 5 - Business Insider

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police officer says a car bomb blast near a police station in Somalia's capital has killed at least five people and wounded at least 13 others. Mogadishu Somalia John Moore/Getty Images MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A police ...and more »

UPDF probes Somalia ambush, 12 killed - New Vision

An inquiry into the circumstances that led to Sunday's brutal ambush on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops has been launched. According to Brig. Richard Karemire, the spokesperson of Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF), the probe ...and more »

Car Bomb Kills at Least 6 and Injures 13 Others in Mogadishu - New York Times

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A car bomb exploded near a police station in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday, killing at least six people and wounding at least 13 others, according to a police captain. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the explosion near Waberi ...and more »