Somali insurgents on Monday mounted an ambitious attack on a base where US special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.
Police have vowed to continue clamping down on illegal trading in the Johannesburg CBD despite Thursday’s violent attack on them by a group of people.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed six soldiers in Syria’s southern province of Daraa, the cradle of the 2011 uprising against the government.
Somalia’s security forces on Saturday ended an overnight attack by the al Shabaab militant group on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayu that killed at least 13, a police officer said.
The United Nations Security Council will meet in an emergency session later on Monday after an airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya left at least 40 people dead and more than 130 wounded.