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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 days 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...

7 days 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...

7 days 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...

7 days 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 ...

14 days 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 ...

23 days 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...

23 days 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...

28 days 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...

1 month ago
UN agency repatriates 64,761 Somalis refugees from Kenya

Nairobi, May 23 (IANS) The UN refugee agency said it had repatriated some 64,761 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December, 2014. The UNHCR said on Monday in its bi-weekly update released in Nairobi that some 63,535 refugees were supported to return to their home in Somalia from the Dadaab refugee camp in northeast Kenya, Xinhua news agency reported...

1 month ago
Roadside blast kills 5 Somali soldiers

Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) At least five Somali soldiers were killed and one injured in a roadside bomb attack near the administrative capital of Southwest state in Somalia. Information Minister for Southwest State Ugaas Hassan on Monday told Xinhua news agency that a heavy fighting between their forces and Al-Shabaab militants broke out after the deadly ambush attack and caused casualties...

1 month ago
Over 30,000 Somalis return from conflict-hit Yemen: UNHCR

Mogadishu, May 19 (IANS) Some 30,600 Somalis have returned to their country from Yemen since the beginning of war in Yemen in 2015, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. The UNHCR said increasing numbers of Somalis are approaching the agency for assistance to support their return, citing safety concerns and limited access to services in Yemen, Xinhua news agency reported. UNHCR ...

1 month ago
Massive explosion rocks Mogadishu

Mogadishu, May 17 (IANS) A car loaded with explosives blew up at a checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday in the latest attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. According to police, the huge explosion occurred at Wadajir district. Witnesses said the vehicle blew up soon after it was stopped and seized by the police at the checkpoint. No group has claimed ...

1 month ago
EU gives $53 million to boost education in Somalia

Mogadishu, May 11 (IANS) The EU has unveiled a $53 million funding to boost the education sector in Somalia. EU Ambassador to Somalia Veronique Lorenzo expressed Europe's solidarity with Somalia, in the wake of the devastating drought that has caused untold suffering and death, Xinhua news agency reported. The programme will consolidate some of our achievements and expand equitab...

1 month ago
Somalia army commander among five killed in Mogadishu blast

Mogadishu, May 9 (IANS) At least five people, among them a senior Somali military commander, were confirmed killed in a car bomb explosion that hit a restaurant in Mogadishu on Monday. Gen Abdi Adan was among the dead, Xinhua news agency reported. Ten others were injured at Coffee Italian restaurant, near the country's immigration headquarters in the Somali capital. We ha...

1 month ago
Somalia's youngest minister shot dead

Mogadishu, May 4 (IANS) Somalia's security forces on Thursday shot dead the country's 31-year-old minister after mistaking him for a militant, officials said. Abbas Abdullahi Siraji was the youngest minister of the new Somali cabinet formed after the historic presidential elections on February 8, BBC reported. Siraji, Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction, died on Wednesday...

1 month ago
Unicef to immunise 30,000 Somali children against measles

Mogadishu, April 25 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday began an emergency campaign to immunise 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in Somalia. Steven Lauwerier, Unicef's Representative in Somalia, said the children have never been immunised before and come from remote areas. Health workers often cannot reach them because of d...

2 months ago
UAE's foundation to launch work on dam in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation will launch work on a dam in Somalia's Hargeisa city in the next two days to continue efforts to curb famine in the country. The United Arab Emirates-funded project is being carried out upon directives from President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It complements the For Your Sake, Somalia campai...

2 months ago
8 Indians held by Somali pirates freed: Officials

Mogadishu, April 12 (IANS) Somali troops on Wednesday rescued eight Indians who had been taken hostage two days earlier by pirates near the coastal town of Hobyo, officials said. Our forces have on Wednesday morning rescued eight Indian crew who had been held hostage by Somali pirates in El Hur area, said the Hobyo police chief Bashir Elmi. We have also arrested four pirates in ...

2 months ago
10 killed in Mogadishu bomb blast

Mogadishu, April 9 (IANS) At least 10 people, including Somali soldiers, were on Sunday killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the Ministry of Defence in Mogadishu, reportedly targeting the new army chief. Somalia's state news agency SONNA reported that the suicide car bomb attack left at least 10 people dead and injured more others. A security official, wishing that he not be ...

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