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Fighting between Al-Shabaab and Amisom forces in Yaq-bari Weyne last night

Mogadishu (Harar24) Heavy fighting was reported last night at a village near Yaq-bari Weyne town in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Yaq-bari Weyne reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based near the city of Yaq-bari Weyne.   According to locals who spoke to our correspondent various weapons were used in last night’s attack in the city ...

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AU calls for more troops in Somalia

Addis Ababa (Harar24) – The African Union on Friday decided to increase its presence of troops in Somalia by an extra 6,235 troops, which will bring the total number of AU troops in Somalia to a bolstering number of 23,966.   Al-Shabaab which carried out the Westgate mall attack has had the African Union and the rest of the world deeply concerned. The attack outlines the reach of Al-Shabaab and the Afr ...

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Puntland security forces shut down Golis telecommuncations offices

Bosaso (Harar24) - Reports are indicating that armed troops loyal Abdirahman Farole the head of the autonomous state of Puntland have stormed the buildings of the biggest telecommunication company in Puntland, Golis telecommunication.   The two offices which are located in Bosaso and Garowe were taken over earlier this morning by armed forces after closing off all roads leading to the buildings.  The f ...

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5 people killed as KDF forces open fire on civilians in Kismayo

Kismayo (Harar24) – Details regarding yesterday’s roadside bomb against KDF forces in Afmadow Neighborood in Kismayo are coming out. At least 7 people were killed 5 of them being civilians as KDF forces opened fire on civilians who were near the bomb blast site.   According to eyewitnesses the explosion occurred at the town’s Via Afmadow area when an armored vehicle used by the KDF forces was hit by an ...

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Al-Shabaab attacks KDF bases in Kismayo

Kismayo (Harar24) – The thunderous sounds of mortar shells echoed all over Kismayo as the base turned airport manned by Kenyan forces was shelled last night by what is believed to have been an attack coordinated by Al-Shabaab.   A resident told our correspondent: “It was very quiet and the majority of the city was fast asleep. Suddenly we heard explosions and shelling, which was followed by a lot of sh ...

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Somalia foreign minister: “US don’t have to ask us”

Mogadishu (Harar24) - Unlike like Libyan officials Somali government officials have confirmed that they were notified of last weekend’s raid in Baraawe. In fact Fawzia Yusuf Adam, Somalia’s first female minister of foreign affairs applauded the raid and said the US does not have to seek any permission from the Somali government for any future actions.   This free check for US interventions comes two we ...

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Roadside bomb hits KDF convoy this morning in Kismayo.

(Kismayo) A roadside bomb hits an AMISOM convoy travelling on in the city of Kismayo. The Amisom forces belonging to Kenya were targeted this morning in a roadside bomb believed to be planted by Al-shabab.   Eye witnesses are reporting that the roadside bomb targeted an AMISOM convoy carrying troops from the KDF while travelling in the Afmadow neighborhood .   “We  saw the armored vehicles coming ...

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Al Shabab fighters attack Lafole town

Mogadishu (Harar24)Fighters belonging to Al Shabab have attacked Lafole town in Lower Shabelle region last night, residents report to Harar News.   Residents who spoke with Harar reporters said the fighters attacked the town early in the morning as the roars of the heavy machine guns were heard by the residents.   Local police spokesman said the government forces and the peacekeepers of AMISOM res ...

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Sierra Leone ramps up security

 Sierra Leone officials say they are bolstering security in response to the heightened threat posed by Al-Shabaab, the West African nation expressed concern it could be targeted because of the presence its forces under the AMISOM operations in Somalia.       According to Sierra Leone government’s spokesperson the security was beefed up in the country after the Westgate attack in Kenya that ki ...

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Details on grenade attack in Beledweyne last night

There are details coming in from the grenade attacks against the AMISOM base in the city of Beledweyne in Hiran province last night.   Residents of the city of Beledweyne said they heard a large explosion near the base of Djibouti troops whoare part of the AMISOM forces.   “We heard a huge explosion” one witness told Harar24 News over the phone this morning “Afterwards we heard lots of bullets bei ...

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