At least nine people have been killed after two huge explosions hit Somalia’s internal security ministry in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday morning, according to police. The death toll is expected to rise.
The US commando was killed in a clearance operation targeting al-Shabab in Somalia. About 500 US commandos support Somali and African Union troops battling the al-Qaida linked group.
Despite terror threats by al-Shabab insurgents, life in Somalia is relatively calm thanks to the peacekeeping forces. DW's Frank Yiga in Kampala visited the capital, Mogadishu, and also toured the countryside.
A car bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least four people and injured several others, according to reports. The bomb detonated at a security checkpoint just 200 meters from the presidential palace.
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