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Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

18 Jan 2020

MOGADISHU Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.

Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed three

08 Jan 2020

MOGADISHU Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities said had killed three people.

Three Americans killed in al Shabaab militant attack on base in Kenya

06 Jan 2020

NAIROBI/WASHINGTON Three Americans - one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors - were killed by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, the U.S. military said. | Video

New Year brings hope, grief to Somali family devastated by bomb blast

02 Jan 2020

MOGADISHU As wounded men screaming for their mothers were brought into a Mogadishu hospital after a huge truck bomb on Saturday, doctors fought to save eight month-old Mohammed Hassan, whose mother was already dead.

From newlywed to widow on a deadly morning in Mogadishu

29 Dec 2019

MOGADISHU Her ears still ringing from the deafening sound of an explosion near her home in the Somali capital on Saturday morning, 18-year-old Qali Ibrahim frantically dialed her husband’s mobile phone. Minutes earlier he had left home, hammer and saw in hand, headed out for a day of construction work. | Video

From newlywed to widow on a deadly morning in Mogadishu

28 Dec 2019

MOGADISHU Her ears still ringing from the deafening sound of an explosion near her home in the Somali capital on Saturday morning, 18-year-old Qali Ibrahim frantically dialed her husband’s mobile phone. Minutes earlier he had left home, hammer and saw in hand, headed out for a day of construction work.

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu - international organisation

28 Dec 2019

MOGADISHU At least 90 people were killed when a bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organisation working in the country said, in the deadliest attack in more than two years. | Video

From newlywed to widow on a deadly morning in Mogadishu

28 Dec 2019

MOGADISHU Her ears still ringing from the deafening sound of an explosion near her home in the Somali capital on Saturday morning, 18-year-old Qali Ibrahim frantically dialed her husband’s mobile phone. Minutes earlier he had left home, hammer and saw in hand, headed out for a day of construction work. | Video

Suicide bomb outside Somali hotel kills at least seven — military

21 Dec 2019

MOGADISHU A car bomb went off on Saturday outside a hotel in the Somali town of Galkayo in the Mudug region, killing at least seven civilians, a local military officer said, and wounding dozens.

Somali security forces kill five al Shaabab fighters to end hotel siege

11 Dec 2019

MOGADISHU Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday. | Video

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