US airstrikes help repel attack on US base in Somalia

The U.S. military carried out two airstrikes and exchanged small arms fire with al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia after a base used by U.S. personnel was attacked by a vehicle-borne bomb Monday, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement to CNN.

US conducts airstrike in Somalia

The US military conducted an airstrike in Somalia Tuesday that killed one Al-Shabaab militant, according to US Africa Command, which oversees military operations on the continent.

At least 30 dead in Somali car bombings

A nearly day-long standoff between Islamic militants and security forces in Somalia ended on Friday after three deadly car bomb explosions killed at least 30 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday night, security sources said.