An Al-Shabaab recruitment video makes reference to 10 British militants, raising the possibility of links to the attack on a mall in Kenya.
British investigators are struggling to pierce the secrecy surrounding Kenya's Westgate mall attack.
The ‘White Widow’, Samantha Lewthwaite, may be the most notorious, but 50-100 young British Muslims have joined al Shabaab as 'jihadists'.
Britain's ambassador to Somalia, Neil Wigan, reports that he heard a "major explosion" at Mogadishu International Airport.
I heard a few minutes ago a major explosion close to Mogadishu International Airport. Smoke still in the air.
The US military carried out a missile strike in Somalia targeting a suspected militant leader with ties to al Qaeda and al Shabaab, a US military official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The strike took place in southern Somalia, the official said, without offering further information, including the identity of the suspect or whether the strike was believed to have been successful.
The US has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader, a US military official has told Reuters.
Three bombs exploded in quick succession outside the front of the Jazira hotel near the Somali capital's international airport police and local residents said.
"First we heard a big crash and the security forces immediately opened fire," said Abdullahi Hussein who lives 300 metres behind the hotel. "After a few minutes another explosion took place and there was more gunfire."
Kenyan warplanes have bombed targets held by al Qaeda-linked Islamists in Somalia in retaliation for an attack on a Nairobi mall last month that killed at least 67 people.
The Kenya Defence Forces said they destroyed a training camp used by al Shabaab, the Islamist group which claimed responsibility for the Westgate Mall attack. A Kenyan drone strike killed two leading members of al Shabaab on Monday.
Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in central Somalia which has killed at least 13 people, according to Reuters.
The Libyan Government has summoned the US ambassador to explain its military raid on Tripoli to capture an Al-Qaeda suspect.
The target of a US counter-terrorism raid in Somalia was Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, Associated Press reports, citing an US official.
Home Secretary Theresa May is to be questioned by MPs over why one of the world's most wanted Al Qaeda terror suspects - captured by US special forces this weekend - was given asylum in Britain.
According to reports Anas al-Libi, who was seized on Saturday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, arrived in Britain in the mid-1990s and lived in Manchester after being granted political asylum.
The 49-year-old was accused by the US of involvement in the 1998 American embassy bombings in east Africa which killed more than 220 people.
Chair of the Home Affairs select committee, Labour MP Keith Vaz said: "This case raises serious questions about the motives behind asylum and national security decisions in the UK."
Theresa May will face MPs on October 15.