Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist Al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday.
At least four people were killed on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint less than a kilometre away from the presidential compound in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police said.
Al Shabaab, the Islamist insurgent group that is fighting the UN-backed Somali government, did not immediately claim responsibility.
A military court in the northern Somalian town of Bosaso has sentenced seven suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants to death.
Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together.