Four Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Mogadishu

Four people were killed and ten others injured when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu, police have said. “Explosives were packed in a vehicle which the security forces think was trying to pass through the checkpoint but because he could not do that, the suicide bomber detonated it,” said a police officer, Adan Abdullahi. “Initial reports we have received indicate four people were killed and more than ten others wounded in the blast,” he added.

Al-Shabaab Attacks U.S. Military Base in Kenya, Three Killed

Security was heightened in Kenya after an attack by al-Shabaab at a military base in Lamu that is usually used by US and Kenyan military personnel. A US military service member and two US contractors were killed in the attack. Two other Department of Defense personnel were injured is Sunday’s attack on Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu County. “The wounded Americans are in stable condition and being evacuated,” African Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement.

Landslides Kill at Least 29 People in Kenya

Mudslides that were caused by heavy rains have killed at least 29 people in western Kenya, the nation’s interior minister said Saturday. A previous record of local officials reported at least twelve dead. “We are saddened to confirm that 12 people from Tapach and Parua in Pokot South, and 17 from Tamkal in Pokot Central lost their lives,” Kenyan Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said in a statement.

Seven Children Killed, Scores Injured in Kenyan School Collapse

At least seven children were killed, and 64 others injured, after a school collapsed Monday morning in the suburbs of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Emergency services and the country’s authorities confirmed the accident. The injured pupils were initially 57, but the number has since risen to 64. They were all rushed to various hospitals in the city’s neighborhood for treatment.