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Somali forces kill 18 insurgents in northern Puntland

Somali security forces said on Sunday they had killed 18 Islamist insurgents during an operation in the northern region of Puntland, although the militants denied sustaining any casualties. "We killed 18 militants and burnt six of their…

Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia

A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Somalia's semi autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, killing at least six soldiers and injuring another eight, a military official told Reuters. The al Qaeda linked Islamist group al Shabaab claimed…

Somalia’s Puntland executes al Shabaab militants

Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Saturday executed five people it said were Islamist militants responsible for killing three senior government officials last year, a military court official said. Abdifatah Haji Aden, chairman of…

29 killed in Somalia’s Galkayo city fighting

At least 29 people have been killed in fighting between militias in Somalia's central Galkayo city, according to the Reuters news agency. Officials in Somalia say more than 50 people have also sustained various degrees of injuries in the…