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2 days ago
5 killed in Mogadishu car bomb

Mogadishu, March 22 (IANS) At least five people including government soldiers were on Tuesday killed and more than 10 others injured after a huge car bomb attack occurred at a checkpoint at National theater near Somali Presidential palace in Mogadishu, an official said. Spokesman of Benadir regional Administration Abdifitah Omar Halane told reporters that the terrorist militant group of ...

6 days ago
Sri Lankan crew on hijacked vessel freed without ransom

Colombo, March 17 (IANS) Eight Sri Lankan crew members of a fuel tanker, hijacked off the coast of Somalia earlier this week, have been released unharmed without a ransom payment. Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha De Silva told a press conference in Colombo that the crew had been released on Friday morning and he thanked all countries who had helped coordinate the safe release of the crew.<...

16 days ago
UN chief visits Somalia amid famine, cholera

Mogadishu, March 7 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived here on Tuesday at a time of urgent need to address an outbreak of cholera and severe drought ravaging the Horn of Africa nation. Guterres, who flew in here from Nairobi, called for a global response to stop deaths in Somalia and noted that people were dying of hunger and cholera, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

1 month ago
30 killed in car bomb attack in Somalia

Mogadishu, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed in a huge car bomb blast at a busy market in the south-central Banaadir region of Somalia on Sunday, officials said. The Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed the incident at Kawo-Gudey area in Wadajir district, saying the casualties included both soldiers and civilians, Xinhua news agency reported.

1 month ago
Former Prime Minister is new President of Somalia

Mogadishu, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Prime Minster Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected the new president of Somalia after the incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded his defeat after two rounds of voting. Farmajo garnered 184 votes against his closest contender Mohamud who got 97 votes in the second round to emerge as winner. The third candidate, former president Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, got 45...

1 month ago
Somalia enhances security ahead of presidential polls

Mogadishu, Feb 8 (IANS) Somali government on Tuesday announced a ban on flights arriving and departing from Mogadishu airport and also beefed up security ahead of the Wednesday presidential elections. Transport and Civil Aviation Minister, Ali Ahmed Jama informed travel agencies of the flights suspension as well as traffic movement in the capital during the elections, Xinhua reported.

1 month ago
Al-Shabaab overruns Kenyan military base in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 27 (IANS) Militant group Al-Shabaab on Friday attacked and overran a military camp manned by Kenyan soldiers under the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) in a small town near the Kenya-Somalia border. Residents in the remote town of Kulbiyow said casualties were feared after explosions and gunfire broke out between the military and militants, Xinhua news agency repo...

1 month ago
Al Shabaab militants storm Mogadishu hotel, kill 15

Mogadishu, Jan 25 (IANS) At least 15 people are killed and more than 20 injured on Wednesday in an Al Shabaab militant attack on a hotel here, Somali police sources told the media. After detonating a car bomb at the entrance of the popular Dayah hotel, the home-grown militants stormed the interior, shooting indiscriminately before detonating another bomb, and taking several hostages, Efe...

1 month ago
Al-Shabaab militants storm Mogadishu hotel

Mogadishu, Jan 25 (IANS) Al-Shabaab militants on Wednesday stormed a hotel in the Somali capital here after detonating a bomb at the gates and have taken several hostages, witnesses told the media. Radical propagandist radio station Andalus Radio said there were several fatalities, but it has not been confirmed. The attackers detonated a car bomb at the doors of the popular Dayah...

1 month ago
Gunmen storm Mogadishu hotel

Mogadishu, Jan 25 (IANS) A group of armed men on Wednesday stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital here, after detonating a bomb at the gates of the building, several witnesses told the media. Gunshots continue to be fired inside the Dayah hotel, Efe news reported. The number of casualties, if any, is still not known. --IANS in/bg ...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

2 months ago
US confirms airstrike against Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 13 (IANS) The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Thursday confirmed that African Union forces and US Advisors launched an airstrike against Al-Shabaab as part of counter-terrorism exercise on January 7. AFRICOM said in a statement received on Thursday that the self-defence strike was conducted against an Al-Qaida-associated terrorist group in Gaduud, a town in north of Kismayo...

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