Mukhtar Robow, a former Al Shabab deputy commander has raised questions in Somalia about what to do with former militants and if they have a future in politics.
Several people were wounded in the blast that occurred in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district, a busy area with shops and restaurants, officials say.
Governor of Puntland's Bari region says that two men disguised as fishermen had shot Paul Anthony Formosa, as he was going to Bosaso port this morning.
US military says the strike was carried out in the Hiran region of central Somalia.
US Africa Command said the air strike near Jilib in Middle Juba region against Al Shabab militants followed an attack on Somali forces.
Kenya's police chief Joseph Boinnet says six more bodies were found at the luxury hotel targeted by Al Shabab, the militant group that says the attack was in retaliation to US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The attack on a hotel complex in Kenyan capital Nairobi is not an isolated event but rather the latest episode in the continuation of the war between Kenya and Al Shabab.
Declaring Nicholas Haysom 'persona non grata' might prove costly for the Federal Somali Government.
Double car bomb attack, claimed by al Qaeda-linked group Al Shabab, took place near presidential palace in capital Mogadishu, officials say.
At least 62 Al Shabab terrorists were killed after US forces conducted six air strikes in two separate operations, according to the US military.
Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber strike a religious centre, killing Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi Yare and at least 14 of his followers, officials say.
Police officials say over 100 people were also wounded when suicide attackers set off car bombs at Sahafi Hotel near a police headquarter in capital Mogadishu. Militant group Al Shabab claims responsibility for the attack.
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