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10 killed in car explosion in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 21 (IANS) Ten people were killed in a car explosion at the entrance of a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu while scores of others were injured, police said. Police officer Mahad Mohamed told Xinhua news agency at the scene that the car exploded at the entrance of a busy restaurant, which is barely 50 metres away from the Central Hotel which was the scene of ...

2 days ago
Nine killed in attack on UN bus in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 20 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven others injured on Monday in an attack on a UN bus in Garowe in north-eastern Somalia, police said. Those killed included two Kenyans and seven Somali guards, Xinhua quoted the police as saying. Sources said the bomb might have been planted under a seat of the vehicle and it exploded as the vehicle entered the ...

2 days ago
Seven killed in attack on UN vehicle in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 20 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in an attack on a UN vehicle in Garowe, the capital of Puntland in northeastern Somalia, on Monday. Four UN Children's Fund (Unicef) staff members were among the dead and four other staff members were in serious condition, the agency said in a statement. Abdiwali Hirsi, Puntland's information minister, told Al Jazeera ...

8 days ago
Over 20 killed in Al Shabaab attack in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 15 (IANS) Six soldiers and 15 civilians were killed in the attack on a government building that house two Somali ministries in Mogadishu, authorities said. Security ministry spokesperson Mohamed Yusuf said the soldiers were killed when they confronted the attackers who stormed the education headquarters after destroying the wall using a bomb-laden car, Xinhua reported.

8 days ago
Eight killed in attack on Somalia education ministry headquarters

Mogadishu, April 14 (IANS) At least eight people were killed following an attack on Somalia's education ministry headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said. Police officer Nor Ali at the scene told Xinhua news agency the attackers first triggered an explosion at the ministry's wall near the gate before storming the building and taking over. All attackers have b...

12 days ago
Somalia places up to $250,000 bounty on Al-Shabaab leaders

Mogadishu, April 10 (IANS) The Somali government has placed a bounty of $100,000 to $250,000 on 11 most wanted leaders of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. Government spokesman Ridway Haji said Somalia would give $250,000 to anyone with information leading to the capture or killing of Al-Shabaab leader Mohamed Diriye, and another $150,000 for senior Al-Shabaab commander Mahad Karate, Xinhu...

18 days ago
Al Shabaab warns Kenya of further attacks

Mogadishu, April 4 (IANS) Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab has warned Kenya of further attacks three days after the attack on the Kenyan university which has so far claimed 148 lives. In a statement, Al-Shabaab accused Kenya of atrocities against Muslims in Kenya and the same by Kenya defence forces in Somalia, noting that Kenya would not enjoy peace until security becomes a reali...

19 days ago
Kenya copes with aftermath of university attack

Nairobi, April 3 (IANS) A day after a deadly terrorist attack on a university in northeastern Kenya, the east African nation on Friday tended to the scores of people who were injured and security forces sealed off the site of the tragedy. The Kenyan government provided four helicopters to airlift scores of victims who were critically injured in Thursday's terrorist attack on the Garissa ...

19 days ago
Somali president condemns Kenya university attack

Mogadishu, April 3 (IANS) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Friday condemned the attack by Al Shabaab gunmen on a Kenyan university, terming it barbaric and with no place in culture and religion. In a statement, Hassan Mohamud sent his condolences to the families of those deceased in the attack by the merciless terrorists, Xinhua news agency reported. He said the attack s...

20 days ago
Al Shabaab: who they are

Nairobi, April 2 (IANS) The militant group Al Shabaab (The Youth in Arabic), that has claimed responsibility for Thursday's deadly attack on a university in Kenya that left at least 70 people dead, has been battling the UN-backed government in Somalia, and has carried out a string of attacks in neighbouring Kenya. The group, which is allied to the Al Qaeda, has been pushed out of most of...

20 days ago
Who are Al Shabaab?

Nairobi, April 2 (IANS) The militant group Al Shabaab (The Youth in Arabic), that has claimed responsibility for Thursday's deadly attack on a university in Kenya, has been battling the UN-backed government in Somalia, and has carried out a string of attacks in neighbouring Kenya. The group, which is allied to the Al Qaeda, has been pushed out of most of the main towns in Somalia it once...

24 days ago
UN Security Council condemns hotel attack in Somalia

United Nations, March 29 (IANS) The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu that resulted in the heavy deaths of civilians. In a press statement issued on Saturday here, the Council members underlined that neither this, nor any other senseless act of terrorism in Somalia, would dent their resolve to support the peace and r...

25 days ago
14 killed in Somali hotel attack

Mogadishu, March 28 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed during an Al Shabaab attack and siege at Maka AlMukarama hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, which lasted for more than 16 hours, a government official said on Saturday. We can officially confirm that over 14 people died in the attack on Friday, including four security officials and Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Yusu Bari Bari,...

25 days ago
Five Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia hotel siege

Mogadishu, March 28 (IANS) Police in Somalia's capital Mogadishu confirmed on Saturday that five Al Shabaab militants were killed by security forces during a siege at Maka al Mukarama hotel that has now ended. The Al Shabaab militants who had stormed the hotel on Friday evening are said to have forced their way into the hotel, some disguised as Somali National Army personnel, and engaged...

26 days ago
10 killed in Mogadishu hotel attack

Mogadishu, March 28 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and scores of others injured in a suicide car explosion and gun attack targeting Maka Almukara Hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, a police officer said. Ten people died, including Somali Ambassador to Switzerland Yusuf Barari who was wounded and later died in Madina hospital, and many more were wounded in the attack, Xin...

26 days ago
Five killed in Somalia car blast

Mogadishu, March 27 (IANS) At least five people were killed and scores injured in a suicide car explosion in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday, police said. A police officer who requested anonymity said the car exploded at the gate of Maka Al Mukarama Hotel, killing five people and injuring many others, Xinhua news agency reported. The hotel has been a target of similar attacks in th...

1 month ago
US drone strike kills key Al Shabaab leader

Mogadishu, March 13 (IANS) A senior Al Shabaab intelligence commander is suspected to have been killed in a drone strike by the US in south Somalia, local authorities said. Mohamed Ali, a district commissioner in Garbaharey town, said the drone strike on Thursday evening hit two vehicles carrying three senior Al Shabaab commanders to Gedo region along the Somalia-Kenya border, Xinhua new...

1 month ago
Nine killed in al-Shabab attack in Somalia

Mogadishu, March 12 (IANS/EFE) Nine people were killed and 12 injured on Thursday when al-Shabab militants attacked the local government headquarters in the southern Somali city of Baidoa, sources said. Several explosions occurred in the morning as militants stormed the residential compound of Baidoa president Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan. Security forces later took control of the a...

1 month ago
Terrorist in FBI's list arrested in Somalia

Mogadishu, March 3 (IANS) One of the most wanted terrorists on the list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been arrested in Somalia, the country's intelligence agency said on Tuesday. Liban Haji Mohamed, a Somali-born US citizen and former taxi driver in Washington, was captured while he was travelling from the Somalian city of Juba to its capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported...

1 month ago
Eight Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, Feb 28 (IANS) At least eight Al Shabaab fighters were killed when military and Africa Union (AU) forces attacked the militant group in Somalia's Bakool region, authorities said Saturday. Somali military commander Abdirahman Mohamed said a joint force of Somali military and the AU forces launched an offensive in Celbaar town late Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. Our...

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