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2 days ago
US air strikes kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants

Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters. The US Africa Command (Africom) said on Thursday that the joint operation with Somalia security forces occurred in Jilib, Somalia, about 320km southwest of Mogadishu, XInhua news agency reported. We will ...

2 days ago
Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia

Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported. The mine went off on Thursday evening targeting people who were seated at the front side of a coffee restaurant in Laba Dhagah junction in Wardhigley district. Police officer Dahir Mohamed confirmed the i...

6 days ago
UN declares Somalia free of polio

Mogadishu, Aug 14 (IANS) The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free. The WHO said the country recorded the last case of polio in 2014 in the central part of the country but has since then remained free of the paralyzing disease. The UN health agency, howev...

7 days ago
Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader surrenders in Somalia

Mogadishu, Aug 13 (IANS) Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow on Sunday defected to the Somalia security forces following a bitter fight with militants in Abal location, an official said. Officials said Robow, who is from the large Rahanweyn clan, which dominates many of Somalia's most fertile areas, arrived in government-controlled town of Hudur in Somalia' southwest State forc...

10 days ago
Somalia security forces foil attack in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Aug 11 (IANS) Somalia security forces on Thursday evening foiled a car bombing attack near Maka Al-mukarama hotel in Mogadishu, officials said. A car laden with explosives targeting the hotel was successfully defused without casualties. The security forces had prior information of possible terror attack, Xinhua quoted Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud, Spokesperson of the Ministr...

15 days ago
3 killed in car bomb blast in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Aug 5 (IANS) At least three persons were killed and scores injured in a car bomb explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu, said an official. Spokesman for the Ministry of Internal Security, Ahmed Mohamed Mohmud said the blast on Friday took place near Ambassador Hotel along Maka Almukarama road in Mogadishu which was the scene of a deadly attack that claimed 10 lives barely a wee...

16 days ago
Al-Shabaab commander killed in Somalia: US

Mogadishu, Aug 4 (IANS) The US on Friday said Al-Shabaab militant Ali Mohamed Hussein alias Ali Jabal was killed in drone strikes by American and Somalia forces in southern region. The US Africa Command (Africom) said it conducted the operation on July 31 in coordination with its regional partners as a direct response to Al-Shabaab actions, including recent attacks on Somali forces, Xinh...

19 days ago
Severe drought displaces over 766,000 in Somalia

Mogadishu, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of people who have been displaced by the severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia has risen to 766,467 since November 2016, UN officials said on Tuesday. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest report that most of the displaced people are hosted in settlements in Baidoa (177,000 people) and Mogadishu (161...

21 days ago
Five killed in Mogadishu bomb blast

Mogadishu, July 30 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and scores injured in a bomb explosion outside a police station in Mogadishu on Sunday, police said. A vehicle loaded with explosives blew up in the middle of Maka Al Mukarama road, a police officer told Xinhua news agency. The victims were largely civilians who were using the road. Pictures from the scene showed...

1 month ago
US, Somali forces conduct airstrikes against Al-Shabaab

Mogadishu, July 15 (IANS) The US military confirmed on Friday its special forces conducted airstrikes in southern Somalia early Thursday but did not say the number of militants who were killed in the operation. The US Africa Command (Africom) spokesman Patrick Barnes said the airstrikes which were conducted in Kunyo Barrow targeted the militant group which he said, presents a threat to A...

1 month ago
14 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, July 4 (IANS) At least 14 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and 17 others injured in a fight with Somali National Army backed by African Union forces in southern Somalia, an official said on Monday. Somali Government Army Commander Mohamed Abdow Ali said that they lost three soldiers in the fight. We attacked Al-Shabaab militants base about 20 km from Garbaharey town. T...

2 months ago
Somalia: 17 killed in Al-Shabaab bomb attack

Mogadishu, June 20 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital on Tuesday in an attack that was claimed by the Al-Shabaab terror group. The explosion took place outside a government office in Wadajir district, and several ambulances attended to the wounded and transferred them to hospital, Efe news reported. Police sources did not rule out a...

2 months ago
Senior al-Shabaab intelligence commander captured in Somalia

Mogadishu, June 20 (IANS) Security agencies in Mogadishu arrested a senior intelligence commander of the militant group Al-Shabaab in a sting operation by Somali security forces, media reports said. Internal Security Minister Mohamed Abukar Islow told the media on Monday that Abdiwahid Khalif Ahmed the Amniyat (intelligence) head in Mogadishu was captured in a sting operation by Somali s...

2 months ago
Toll in Somalia terror attack rises to 25

Mogadishu, June 15 (IANS) The toll from an attack carried out by al-Shabaab terror group here early on Thursday rose to at least 25 people killed, in addition to 21 who were wounded, the police said. The attack took place in a restaurant where dozens of hostages were held for several hours, Efe news reported. Somali security forces put an end to the hostage situation after a suic...

2 months ago
17 killed in Somalia restaurants attacks

Mogadishu, June 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 26 others injured when two restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu were attacked by militants, police said on Thursday. An emergency team said confirmed that it has found 17 bodies, but it had to stop rescue work as the area became too dark while bombings are still going on, reports Xinhua news agency. On Wednesday n...

2 months ago
At least eight killed in restaurant bombing in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, June 15 (IANS) At least eight people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Mogadishu on Wednesday. Police officer Mohamed Nur confirmed to Xinhua about the bomb attack which hit the Posh Restaurant in Hodan district claimed eight lives. We can now confirm eight people were killed in the bomb attack. The attackers used a vehicle loaded with explosives ...

2 months ago
'61 killed' in Al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base

Mogadishu, June 8 (IANS) At least 61 people were killed in militant Islamist group Al-Shabab's attack on a military base in Somalias semi-autonomous state of Puntland on Thursday. The attack took place on the base near the remote Galgala Mountains, about 70 km from the port city of Bosaso. The group said it killed 61 government troops and seized 16 vehicles in the dawn raid, BBC ...

2 months ago
Small plane crashes in Somalia's Mogadishu

Mogadishu, May 30 (IANS) A small plane chartered by US contracting firm Bancroft crashed at a Mogadishu airport on Tuesday, witnesses said. A source at the Aden Adde International Airport said passengers who were aboard the plane survived but the incident caused flight disruptions at the airport, Xinhua news agency reported. Reports point to a failed landing gear, said the source...

2 months ago
Militants stoned man for 'cheating on two wives' in Somalia

Mogadishu, May 30 (IANS) Militants in Somalia have stoned a man to death in front of hundreds of onlookers for allegedly cheating on his two wives, a media report said. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was killed in the southern village of Ramo Adey by Al-Shabaab militants. Moalim Geedow, representing the Al Qaeda-linked insurgency, was quoted by Daily Mail, adding that Hassan was buried neck-d...

2 months ago
5 killed in bomb blast in Somalia

Mogadishu, May 25 (IANS) At least five people were killed and an unknown number injured in a massive car bomb explosion targeting a restaurant near the sea port in Mogadishu. Police on Wednesday said they have established the death of five people and were still combing through the scene to piece together the incident, Xinhua news agency reported. So far five people have died in t...

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