A car bomb and a gun attack kill at least 26, including two prominent journalists and nine foreigners, in Kismayo, Somalia.
An al-Shabaab car bombing kills four people and injures at least 20 others near Afgooye, Lower Shabelle, Somalia. [http:--english.alarabiya.net-en-News-world-2020-01-18-Car-bomb-targeting-Turkish-contractors-explodes-in-Somali-town.html (Al Arabiya)]2020 Afgooye bombing
Islamist militants launch two attacks against foreign forces in Somalia. A U.S. military base in Baledogle, Lower Shabelle, is stormed by attackers using two car bombs and guns, and an Italian peacekeeping convoy is targeted by additional bombs in Mogadishu. United States and Italian authorities both state no injuries occurred, although the suicide bombing against the Italian convoy destroyed a military vehicle and heavily damaged nearby buildings. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for both attacks.
Unidentified gunmen assassinate Sheikh Daud Ali Hasan, a senior commander of the Al-Shabab militant group in the southern city of Kismayo, Somalia. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-idUSTRE62J0MJ20100320 (Reuters)] [http:--www.apanews.net-apa.php?page=show_article_eng&id_article=120488 (African Press Agency)]date=August 2019