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6 days ago
Seven Al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, May 14 (IANS) Somali forces on Friday killed seven Al Shabaab fighters during an operation near Wajid town that is located in southwestern region of the horn of African state. Local officials told Xinhua the military's onslaught against Al Shabaab was carried out by an elite unit from the police and national army. During the latest operation, our forces killed seven Al...

8 days ago
1.7 mn Somalis in Puntland, Somaliland need aid: UN

Mogadishu, May 12 (IANS) The UN said on Wednesday that some 1.7 million or 37 percent of 4.6 million people living in Puntland and Somaliland are in need of humanitarian assistance. UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, who witnessed firsthand the impact of the devastating drought in parts of Puntland and Somaliland during his recent visits, called for urgent action t...

11 days ago
Three policemen die in Mogadishu car bombing

Mogadishu, May 9 (IANS) Three police officers were killed on Monday when a car bomb exploded at the entrance to the traffic police headquarters in this Somalian capital. Government spokesman Abdifitah Halane said one gunman was shot down by police after he got out of the car which hit the gate. Scores of others were also injured in the bomb attack, Xinhua news agency reported. T...

24 days ago
20 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia fighting

Mogadishu, April 26 (IANS) At least 20 militants were killed on Tuesday in fighting between the Somali National Army and the Al-Shabaab group at a military base in Bay region. Army official Khalif Shire said 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed when they attempted to attack their base near Baidoa town, Xinhua reported. He did not mention if there were casualties among the army per...

28 days ago
Three Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 22 (IANS) Troops of Somalia and the African Union killed at least three Al-Shabaab militants and injured four others in an operation in the Somali region of Bakool on Friday, an official said. The joint force took control of three villages, Abdi Mohamed Dile, a Somali army official, told reporters, Xinhua news agency reported. The recent operations were aimed at ...

28 days ago
Three Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 22 (IANS) Troops of Somalia and the African Union killed at least three Al-Shabaab militants and injured four others in an operation in the Somali region of Bakool on Friday, an official said. The joint force took control of three villages, Abdi Mohamed Dile, a Somali army official, told reporters, Xinhua news agency reported. The recent operations were aimed at ...

29 days ago
25 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, April 21 (IANS) At least 25 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in heavy fighting between the militant group and Somalia National Army (SNA), an official said on Thursday. District Commissioner of Elbur, Abdi Hassan, told journalists that the joint forces gained military victory over the battle which took place in the military bases in Budbud and Ulajarad regions, Xinhua news age...

1 month ago
US airstrikes kill 12 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia: Pentagon

Washington, April 13 (IANS) The Pentagon on Tuesday said 12 militants of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Somalia, were killed in US airstrikes this week. The US military conducted two airstrikes late Monday evening and early Tuesday morning on an al-Shabaab camp in southern Somalia due to an imminent threat against US troops in Somalia, Xinhua quoted Pentagon spokesman Jeff D...

1 month ago
Five killed in Somalia explosion

Mogadishu, April 11 (IANS) At least five people were killed and seven injured in an explosion in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Monday, Somali officials said. The incident took place when a car loaded with explosives exploded near the office of the Mogadishu mayor, Xinhua quoted government spokesman Abdi fitah Halan as saying. The car drove to the entrance, hitting the wall behind ...

1 month ago
Journalist murder: Somali court executes two Al-Shabaab militants

Mogadishu, April 10 (IANS) The Somali military court on Saturday executed two Al-Shabaab militants behind last year's murder of a female journalist who worked for state media. The court found that Abdirisak Mohamed Barow, 28, and Hassan-Nur Ali Farah, 37, killed Hindiya Haji Mohamed, the journalist working for Radio Mogadishu and National Television on December 3 last year, Xinhua report...

1 month ago
Three killed, five hurt in Mogadishu car explosion

Mogadishu, April 10 (IANS) At least three people were killed and five others seriously injured in a car bomb explosion near a busy eatery in Shibis district in capital Mogadishu, officials said on Saturday. Spokesman of the local government, Abdifitah Omar Halane said the blast occurred when a car placed near the restaurant exploded, Xinhua reported. Eye witnesses said the casual...

1 month ago
115 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, March 28 (IANS) At least 115 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and 110 arrested in four days of fighting with security forces in Galmudug state of Somalia, the state's president said on Monday. President of Galmudug state of Somalia Abdikarim Hussein Guled said the intense fighting ended on Sunday after some of the remaining terrorists fled into the rural areas of the state, Xi...

1 month ago
23 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, March 26 (IANS) At least 23 militants have been killed and 22 others arrested in heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and forces of Galmudug State in Somalia, officials said on Friday. Information Minister of Galmudug State Mohamed Aden Osman said the fighting was still going on and reported military progress against the insurgents, XInhua reported. Our forces k...

2 months ago
70 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia: Officials

Mogadishu, March 21 (IANS) At least 70 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed and 30 captured in heavy fighting by Somalia's Puntland forces, officials said on Monday. Puntland Minister of Information Mohamud Hassan said the battles took place in Suuj Valley in Nugal region, northern Somalia, and the government forces overpowered the insurgents in the last four days, reports Xinhua.

2 months ago
Al-Shabaab claims killing 12 Kenyan soldiers

Mogadishu, March 20 (IANS) Islamist militants Al-Shabaab on Sunday claimed to have killed 12 Kenyan soldiers and captured two others in an ambush in Qoqani village in Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia. The soldiers were killed in heavy fighting between the militants and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) who are serving under the pan African peacekeeping mission (AMISOM) between Qaqani and ...

2 months ago
Al-Shabaab captures key town in Somalia

Mogadishu, March 15 (IANS) Al-Shabaab militants have captured Garacad town in Somalia and raised their flag in the city centre, officials said on Tuesday. The mayor of the town said the coastal town was seized by dozens of Al-Shabaab militants who stormed the town on Monday, Xinhua reported. The insurgents included foreign jihadis, he added. Al-Shabaab controls several ke...

2 months ago
US kills 150 militants in Somalia airstrike

Mogadishu, March 8 (IANS) The US carried out an airstrike in Somalia killing over 150 militants associated with the Al Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab, the media reported on Tuesday. Both Somalia and US officials said the militants, who were preparing for a major attack in the region, were targeted at a training camp about 200 kms away from the capital city of Mogadishu. W...

2 months ago
Four soldiers killed in Mogadishu landmine blast

Mogadishu, March 1 (IANS) At least four soldiers were killed and several injured in a landmine explosion at Hawo Abdi, about 25 km south of Mogadishu, on Tuesday, authorities said. The officers were killed when a landmine planted on the road hit a vehicle of a convoy heading to Afgoye district, Xinhua quoted a senior police official as saying. Security officials arrested one of t...

2 months ago
Six Al-Shabaab suspects arrested over twin blasts in Somalia

Mogadishu, March 1 (IANS) Somalia's security forces on Monday arrested six Al-Shabaab suspects in connection with the twin blast in the Baidoa town in south-Somalia's central Bay region. Abdullahi Ali Watin, District Commissioner of Baidoa town, told reporters that the security forces conducted massive operations against terrorist elements in the town, and held six members of the militan...

2 months ago
21 killed in Somalia blasts

Mogadishu, Feb 29 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed and several others injured in twin expositions in Baidoa town in Bay region of southern Somalia on Sunday, police and witnesses said. Mohamed Olow, a police officer in Baidoa, told Xinhua a car bomb exploded first in a popular restaurant while the second attack was carried out by a suicide bomber in the town. The first blast...

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