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23 days ago
Gunmen abduct German Red Cross nurse in Somalia

Mogadishu, May 3 (IANS) A German nurse working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been kidnapped by armed men in the Somali capital, the aid organization said on Thursday. The abduction, on Wednesday evening, took place after gunmen stormed into the ICRC compound in Mogadishu and grabbed the woman, taking her out through a back entrance to evade security guards, ...

1 month ago
6 killed in twin explosions in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, April 7 (IANS) At least six persons including two soldiers have been killed and several others injured in two separate explosions here. The police and witnesses said on Friday the first explosion occurred at a checkpoint along the road near the airport in Mogadishu after the vehicle had been intercepted by the security officers manning the checkpoint. The blast injured three s...

2 months ago
5 killed in Mogadishu bomb explosion

Mogadishu, March 25 (IANS) At least five people were killed and several injured when a car laden with bombs exploded in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday. A police officer who requested anonymity told Xinhua that the explosion hit the entrance of the Interior Ministry. We now have established that five people have been killed, the officer said. An eyewitness named Moham...

3 months ago
Toll in Mogadishu blasts rises to 32

Mogadishu, Feb 25 (IANS) The death toll in Friday's twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu has gone up to 32, officials said. A police officer, on the condition of anonymity, told Xinhua news agency on Saturday that the death toll had risen as several beach-goers succumbed to their injuries in various hospitals in the city. I can say so far we know 32 people have died, the...

3 months ago
18 killed in twin blasts in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 18 people have been killed and 20 others injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said. Aamin Ambulance Director Abdukadir Abdirahman said 18 people died in Friday's twin bombings, one of which targetted the presidential palace, Xinhua news agency reported. I can confirm to you that we have recorded 18 bodies. Another 2...

4 months ago
US military kills 17 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 2 (IANS) The US military has intensified airstrikes in Somalia in the past week, killing at least 17 Al-Shabaab terrorists behind the increased deadly attacks in countries including Kenya. The US Africa Command (Africom) in two separate statements on Monday said its forces killed four terrorists some 25 km from Mogadishu on the evening of December 27, destroying one vehicl...

4 months ago
27 years on, Somalia regains control of airspace management

Mogadishu, Dec 28 (IANS) The Somali government on Thursday announced that it has officially regained control and management of its airspace after 27 years being run by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regional office in Nairobi. Somali President Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo on Thursday officially inaugurated the offices and equipment installed at Mogadishu ...

5 months ago
US military kills eight terrorists in Somalia

Mogadishu, Dec 19 (IANS) The US military confirmed on Monday its special forces have killed eight Al-Shabaab terroriosts in drone strikes carried out on Friday evening in Somalia. The US Africa Command (Africom) said the operation which also left one vehicle destroyed occurred about 48km northwest of Kismayo in southern Somalia, Xinhua news agency reported. In coordination with t...

5 months ago
Senior Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia drone strike

Mogadishu, Dec 17 (IANS) Several senior Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia. A military official, on condition of anonymity, said several strikes hit an Al-Shabaab base in Berhani location, some 60 kilometre south of Kismayo, killing several senior terrorists, Xinhua reported. Residents of Berhani...

5 months ago
13 killed in Somalia suicide attack

Mogadishu, Dec 14 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack that targeted a police academy here, Somalian authorities said on Thursday. Most of the casualties were police officers. The incident took place when the officers were training, reports Efe news. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. --IANS ksk/mr

6 months ago
US airstrike kills over 100 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) The airstrike carried out in coordination with Somali authorities left over 100 members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group dead, the US military said. In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at approximately 10:30 a.m. local Somalia time, killing more than...

7 months ago
25 killed in Somalia hotel attack

Mogadishu, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide attack outside a popular hotel in Somalias capital city of Mogadishu, police said. The attack took place on Saturday night outside the Nasahablod 2 Hotel ahead of a high-level ministerial meeting slated to begin from Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency. According to the police, 30 people, in...

7 months ago
6 die in Mogadishu hotel blast

Mogadishu, Oct 28 (IANS) At least six people were killed and eight others injured in a car bombing outside the popular Nasahablod 2 Hotel here on Saturday, police said. A police officer who requested not to be named told Xinhua there were many casualties at the scene. A second blast went off shortly after the first in the same location. Residents said huge smoke was billowing at ...

9 months 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 ...

9 months 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...

9 months 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...

9 months 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...

9 months 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...

9 months 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...

9 months 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...

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