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Suicide bomber kills 6 officials, injures mayor

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

Mogadishu blasts: 11 killed, 25 injured, Al-Qaida-linked group takes responsibility

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

16 Jun 2019 1:56 PM

Bomb kills 11 near judge's home, hotel in Somali capital

A powerful explosion killed at least 11 people in the Somali capital Thursday, police said.

01 Mar 2019 9:04 AM

Nine killed in Somali market car bombing: Police

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

23 dead, 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel attack by Al-Shabab

Among the dead were a mother and three children, including a baby, all shot in the head.

29 Oct 2017 12:39 PM


Somalia truck bombing toll crosses 300 as funerals begin; 70 still critical

Somalia's government is blaming the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which has not commented.

16 Oct 2017 2:48 PM

Twin blasts in Somalia's Mogadishu leave 189 dead, over 200 injured

Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition.

15 Oct 2017 5:31 PM

Mogadishu blast: Death toll rises to 53, 60 injured

Hospitals struggle to cope with the high number of casualties, more than 60 others are injured.

15 Oct 2017 1:51 PM

Huge blast rocks Mogadishu, Somalia's capital; 20 killed, 15 injured

Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab recently stepped up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia.

14 Oct 2017 8:25 PM

24 people killed in fights between al Shabaab fighters & Somali troops

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


Trump a 'brainless billionaire': Al-Shabab video mocks Trump

The new video says US voters elected 'arguably the most stupid president a country could ever have'.

24 Jul 2017 5:19 PM

At least 15 killed in suicide car bombing in Somalia

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

Somalia: Survivors tell of restaurant siege by extremists; 31 dead

Police said many victims were killed at point-blank range after being hunted down.

15 Jun 2017 6:10 PM

14 civilians killed as soldiers clash over food aid in Somalia

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

Somalia minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for militant: police

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


Indian cargo ship hijack: Somali pirates flee, take 11-member crew hostage

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

28 die as car bombs hit Somali hotel

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

Gunmen storm Somalia hotel, 5 people killed

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

Somalia security chief killed by own guard, al Shabaab claims responsibility

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 Shebab disputes US airstrike ‘martyrs’ toll

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