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.
Gunmen battled security forces in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday morning, hours after insurgents launched a car bomb attack in a busy street that left at least 29 dead, police said.
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.
The "bandits" killed two policemen in a string of attacks on police stations in Mocimboa de Praia, a small town in northern Mozambique. The ensuing gun-battle left 14 attackers dead.
Somali military officer says al Shabaab militants ambushed troops early Sunday in Bula Marer district, about 140 kilometres from Mogadishu. Meanwhile, a car bomb blast near a police station in Mogadishu claims six lives.
The attack took place near the Somali Ministry of Internal Security in the capital city Mogadishu. No group has so far claimed responsibility.
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