Civilians evacuate their homes over fears of fresh violence between pro-government and opposition forces in the capital after clashes that left three people dead.
Gunfire erupted in the Somalian capital Mogadishu as tensions spiked over President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's extended stay in power, after his four-year term expired in February before fresh presidential elections were held.
Moments after Mogadishu police chief Saadaq Omar Hassan announced suspending Somali parliament for disccusions to extend presidential term, Somalia police commissioner Hassan Mohamed Hijar fired and replaced Hassan.
Suicide bomber detonates himself at a tea shop in Mogadishu, killing five people including a child, police say.
Al Shabab militants target two army bases southwest of capital Mogadishu, with military confirming at least nine of its people killed but asserting "heavy losses" among attackers.
Infant among three killed in the Mogadishu attack claimed by the Al Shabab militant group, local media report.
The blast occurred at the Luul Yemeni restaurant near the port, witnesses said. At least 20 people have died.
The first blast that targeted a military vehicle carrying senior staff, killed three people and wounded several others. Casualties from the second blast that targeted a local district commissioner in Mogadishu were not immediately known,
At least two people have been killed and a number of civilians wounded in the attack for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.
Months of political tensions over the holding of elections in the fragile Horn of Africa nation have burst into the open, prompting the United Nations to call for "calm and restraint."
Police say the driver defied orders to stop on Saturday morning, and police opened fire as passersby ran for their lives.
A suicide car bomb blast at Hotel Afrik, followed by a shootout between terrorists reportedly from al Shabab and security forces, killed at least nine people, including four attackers.
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