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Somali security forces kill at least six people in Mogadishu

13 Apr 2019

MOGADISHU Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital on Saturday and killed another four people who were protesting against the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said.

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

20 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU, March 20 Somali soldiers have vacated at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what could be a boost for Islamist al Shabaab insurgents.

Somali militant siege ends, at least 29 civilians dead

02 Mar 2019

MOGADISHU Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed at least 29 civilians. | Video

Somalis turn a profit by transforming their scrap plastic

22 Jan 2019

MOGADISHU As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu's wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullah saw a business opportunity. | Video

Mogadishu-backed candidate wins test-case regional Somali election

19 Dec 2018

MOGADISHU Lawmakers in a volatile region of Somalia elected the federal government's preferred candidate as its leader on Wednesday after a popular former al Shabaab leader was barred from running in the vote seen as test of the country's political progress.

Militants kill cleric and 14 others in Somalia in car bomb and gun attack

26 Nov 2018

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck a religious centre in central Somalia on Monday, killing a cleric and at least 14 of his followers, a police officer said | Video

Somalia's al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying

10 Oct 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution, including a Somali British citizen accused of spying, a sign of the insurgents' control of southern swathes of the country, even as authorities step up efforts to combat them.

Three die after Somalia car bomb strikes EU convoy - police

01 Oct 2018

MOGADISHU Three people were killed in a suicide car bombing by Islamist group al Shabaab which hit a European Union armoured convoy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, police and an emergency service worker said.

Suicide car bomb kills at least six in Somali capital

10 Sep 2018

MOGADISHU A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least six people in an attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab. | Video

Somali militants kill soldiers, kidnap scores of elders

05 Sep 2018

MOGADISHU Gunmen from Somalia's Al Shabaab group killed six people including at least four soldiers in the streets of the capital, a day after the Islamist movement kidnapped scores of elders in a central region, officials said.

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