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Gunmen kill TV journalist in Somalia, say police

16 Feb 2020

MOGADISHU, Feb 16 Gunmen killed a TV and radio journalist in Somalia's Afgooye district on Sunday, police said.

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.

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

Islamists attack Somali hotel, police say two militants killed

10 Dec 2019

MOGADISHU Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside. | Video

Somalia's al Shabaab hits military base, deaths on both sides

14 Aug 2019

MOGADISHU Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle that both sides said caused multiple deaths to the other.

Suicide car bomb targets hotel in Somali port city, two journalists confirmed dead

13 Jul 2019

MOGADISHU A car bomb went off on Friday at a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu where local elders and lawmakers had been discussing an upcoming regional election and was followed by gunfire, police said, adding that the death toll could be high.

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

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