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  • Somalia: 18 killed in twin suicide car blasts in Mogadishu

    Mogadishu: At least 18 people have been killed and 20 others injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said. Aamin Ambulance Director Abdukadir Abdirahman said 18 people died in Friday’s twin bombings, one of which targetted the presidential palace, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • US airstrike in Somalia kills over 100 al-Shabaab ultras

    Mogadishu : More than 100 al-Shabaab militants were killed Tuesday in a US airstrike in Somalia, the Pentagon announced, the latest in a series of strikes against the al Qaeda affiliated group and ISIS fighters in the war-torn country. The strike occurred 125 miles northwest of the capital of Mogadishu.

  • Somalia truck bomb blast death toll rises to 358 dead

    Mogadishu: Somalia’s deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said, a major jump in the fatality toll.

  • US drone strike targets al-Shabab after Somalia attack

    Mogadishu: The US military says it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country’s deadliest attack.

  • At least 18 killed in Mogadishu restaurant attack

    Mogadishu: A suicide car bombing and assault by Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu ended today morning with 18 dead, a government spokesman said. “The operation is over now and the gunmen were killed by the security forces,” said Mohamed Ahmed Arab, spokesman for Somalia’s security ministry.

  • Eight hostages held by Somali pirates freed: Coast Guard

    Mogadishu : Somalia security forces on Wednesday freed eight sailors who had been taken ashore by pirates after they were chased off a hijacked Indian ship earlier this week, a coast guard official said. “The eight hostages were freed without fighting. The security forces overwhelmingly besieged them and the pirates tried to flee, but three of them were captured,” Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, deputy commander of the maritime force in Somalia’s Galmudug state

  • Somalia’s new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13

    Mogadishu : Somalia’s new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack today that killed 13 people, police said. Gen Mohamed Ahmed Jimale had just been sworn into office and was travelling in a convoy with senior military officials when the bomb exploded near Somalia’s defence ministry compound in Mogadishu, police said.

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    Somalia: Suicide car bomb at UN mine offices kills 10

    Mogadishu: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 10 people, including seven UN guards, a Somali police official said today. Unlike previous attacks blamed on the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab, gunmen did not accompany the suicide bomber, Captain Mohamed Hussein said.

  • Six killed including two Turks in Somalia shootings

    Mogadishu: Gunmen have killed six people in a drive-by shooting, including two Turkish hospital workers, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, authorities said today. “Six civilians, two of them Turkish nationals, have been killed, and six more were wounded,” said Abdifatah Omar Halane, spokesman for the Mogadishu city authorities. The shooting took place late yesterday, and those killed also included the driver and security guards of the Turks.

  • 12 killed as militants attack Somali hotel

    Mogadishu : At least 12 people were killed on Sunday as Al-Shabaab militants stormed a hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, police and witnesses said.

  • Somalia bomb attack leaves at least three dead

    Mogadishu : At least three Somali government soldiers were killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion outside the capital Mogadishu, security officials and witnesses said.

  • Somalia: Suicide Attack Hits UN Convoy, 4 Dead

    Mogadishu : At least four people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomber in the Somali capital Mogadishu rammed a car packed with explosives into a UN convoy, police said. The attack took place close to the heavily fortified gates of the airport in Mogadishu, the entrance to the “green zone” and base of foreign embassies in the Somali capital, reports AFP.

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