The mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman, was in critical condition with head and stomach injuries, officials told The New York Times.
25 Jul 2019 11:08 AM
The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
16 Jun 2019 1:56 PM
A powerful explosion killed at least 11 people in the Somali capital Thursday, police said.
01 Mar 2019 9:04 AM
At least nine people were killed and several wounded when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a mall.
04 Feb 2019 3:44 PM
Among the dead were a mother and three children, including a baby, all shot in the head.
29 Oct 2017 12:39 PM
Somalia's government is blaming the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which has not commented.
16 Oct 2017 2:48 PM
Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition.
15 Oct 2017 5:31 PM
Hospitals struggle to cope with the high number of casualties, more than 60 others are injured.
15 Oct 2017 1:51 PM
Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab recently stepped up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia.
14 Oct 2017 8:25 PM
Uganda’s defence ministry said its soldiers were part of the AMISOM convoy and an unspecified number of its soldiers had been killed.
31 Jul 2017 11:11 AM
The new video says US voters elected 'arguably the most stupid president a country could ever have'.
24 Jul 2017 5:19 PM
Captain Mohamed Hussein said the bomber posing as a milk delivery van sneaked into the Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu.
20 Jun 2017 5:20 PM
Police said many victims were killed at point-blank range after being hunted down.
15 Jun 2017 6:10 PM
Somalia is 1 of 4 countries singled out by the United Nations in a $4.4 billion aid appeal to avert catastrophic hunger and famine.
09 Jun 2017 8:01 PM
An official said security forces on patrol saw a car blocking the street and believing it was being driven by militants, opened fire.
04 May 2017 1:16 PM
Pirates told Reuters they would keep the crew to use as bargaining chips for the freedom of pirates jailed in India.
11 Apr 2017 8:32 AM
The attack came shortly before the election commission announced that a presidential vote would take place on February 8.
26 Jan 2017 6:43 AM
At least five people were killed in an attack on Saturday on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab militants, the police said.
26 Jun 2016 4:51 AM
An African Union (AU)-mandated force, AMISOM, forced al Shabaab from most of its strongholds in southern Somalia, but it continues to conduct deadly attacks on Somalia's security forces. (Photo: Representational Image/AFP)
22 Jun 2016 1:50 PM
Somalia’s Shebab insurgents said on Tuesday that “several” fighters had been killed in a US airstrike on their training camp, but disputed Washington’s claims that 150 were killed.
09 Mar 2016 1:50 AM