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20 hours ago
Official injured in Somalia blast

Mogadishu, Feb 7 (IANS) A senior official was injured in a roadside landmine blast in southern Somalia, military officials said on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Gedo region Mohamed Hussein's car was hit by the roadside bomb, Xinhua quoted the military commander of the region as saying. The deputy commissioner and his bodyguard were seriously wounded while heading to a meeting, h...

1 day ago
Security beefed up in Mogadishu airport as new police facility opens

Mogadishu, Feb 7 (IANS) Security has been beefed up at Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport barely days after a flight with the country's Daallo airlines made emergency landing following a suspected bomb inside the plane. In a move aimed at enhancing security of the airport, the African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Saturday handed over a newly built police station at the airport to the Somali...

8 days ago
Somalia, AU forces nab 50 Al-Shabaab suspects

Mogadishu, Jan 31 (IANS) At least 50 Al-Shabaab suspects have been arrested in a joint security operation conducted by Somalia and AU peacekeeping mission forces in Jowhar town, the capital of Middle Shabelle on Saturday. Somali government's police commander in Jowhar town Mohamed Siyad Anjeh told reporters that they carried out home to home search to ensure the security at Hawadag neigh...

16 days ago
UNSC slams attack on Mogadishu restaurant

United Nations, Jan 23 (IANS) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has slammed the attack on a restaurant in Somali capital Mogadishu, which killed at least 20 people, a media report said. In a press statement on Friday, the UN body condemned in the strongest terms the attack by Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda linked militant group, Xinhua news agency reported. A car packed with ex...

17 days ago
Five killed in Somalia restaurant attacks

Mogadishu, Jan 22 (IANS) At least five people were killed and seven others injured in suicide attacks at a restaurant at the Lido Beach here, police said. Ahmed Qalinle, a police officer, told Xinhua news agency on Thursday night that they had established the number of casualties but were expecting a possible increase as the battle between Somalia's Special Forces and Al-Shabaab militant...

21 days ago
Al-Shabaab claims 100 Kenyan soldiers killed in base attack

Mogadishu, Jan 17 (IANS) Somalia's Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab on Sunday claimed to have killed 100 Kenyan soldiers serving under the AU mandate in the Horn of Africa nation following an attack in the Gedo region. Al-Shabaab said in a statement that they also captured alive other Kenyan troops and seized weapons and military vehicles in the dawn attack on Friday that has been roun...

23 days ago
Dozens killed in attack on Africa Union base in Somalia

Mogadishu, Jan 15 (IANS) Dozens of soldiers were killed in an attack by Al Shabaab militants on on the El-Adde base of Africa Union peacekeepers in Somalia's Gedo region, Xinhua news agency reported. They first rammed a suicide car bomb into the gate of the Kenyan forces base in El-Adde, about 93 km from the Kenyan border, Gedo region's military commander Abdirazak Hussein told Xinhua. <...

24 days ago
At least nine Al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia: Official

Mogadishu, Jan 15 (IANS) At least nine Al-Shabaab militants were killed and several others injured in a fighting on Thursday in central Somalia. The fighting took place in Elbur district in Galgadud region, where the Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by peacekeepers from the African Union (AU), battled with the insurgents, killing at least nine militants and wounded 10 others, Xinhua r...

1 month ago
UAE ambassador meets Somali foreign minister

Mogadishu, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) UAE Ambassador to Somalia Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi met Somali Foreign Minister Abdulsalam Hadliye Omar to discuss relations of mutual cooperation. They also discussed ways to encourage investment in Somalia, a report said on Wednesday. During the meeting, which was held at the UAE Embassy in Mogadishu, Omar commended the UAE's generous support...

2 months ago
20 killed in Somalia clashes

Mogadishu, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 120 others injured in the clashes between rival security forces in central Somalia city of Galkayo, a UN agency said on Tuesday. A statement from the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 90,000 people were also displaced in the past two weeks in the battle between security forces in Galmudug an...

2 months ago
13 Al-Shabaab militants killed in central Somalia: Army

Mogadishu, Dec 5 (IANS) The Somali army on Friday said it has killed at least 13 militants of Islamist group Al-Shabaab in central Somalia's Hiraan region in a fighting backed by the Africa Union (AU) peacekeepers. Somali Army Commander Mohamed Omar said a fierce fight took place between the two sides in an area close to Beledweyne town, Xinhua reported. We killed 13 Al-Shabaab f...

3 months ago
12 killed as militants attack Somali hotel

Mogadishu, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed on Sunday as Al-Shabaab militants stormed a hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, police and witnesses said. Police officer Mohamed Hassan told Xinhua that a car bomb hit the gate of the Sahafi hotel and then several gunmen stormed in. They entered the hotel exchanging heavy gunfire with the security but Somali security for...

3 months ago
Explosions kill 12 in Somali capital: Police

Mogadishu, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed here on Sunday in a car bomb explosion outside a hotel, police said. Attackers exploded a car bomb before going inside the hotel. Twelve people were reported dead, Xinhua news agency reported citing police. At least two laud explosions were heard, followed by intense gunfire between police and the attackers. ...

3 months ago
UN declares end to Somalia polio outbreak

Mogadishu, Oct 22 (IANS) UN agencies on Thursday declared an end to the 2013-2014 polio outbreak in Somalia, which affected nearly 200 people, most of them children. The announcement came 14 months after the last polio case was identified, according to a joint statement by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO) and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication In...

4 months ago
At least four killed in Somalia blast: Police

Mogadishu, Sep 27 (IANS) At least four people have been killed and several others wounded in a bomb explosion in Kismayo city, southern Somalia, police said. Mohamed Ahmed, a police officer in Kismayo said that three civilians and one soldier were killed in the explosion in a busy restaurant in the city. A bomb planted inside the restaurant exploded while several people were insi...

4 months ago
10 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, Sep 24 (IANS) Somali military officials said that at least 10 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in the Bay region of the country. Abdullahi Sheikh Ahmed, a senior military officer in the region, told journalists that Somali and Ethiopian troops also burnt three vehicles after intense battle with the militants on Wednesday, Xinhua reported. During the fighting, we killed...

4 months ago
Nine killed in blast near Somali presidential palace

Mogadishu, Sep 21 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 14 injured on Monday evening when a car bomb exploded at the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, police said. Police officer Ahmed Shire told Xinhua that two Somali soldiers, four civilians and three foreigners were killed. He said some of the people who died were getting out of the nearby hotel.

4 months ago
Four soldiers killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, Sep 17 (IANS) At least four Somali soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured in an explosion inside a military base in Kismayo town, southern Somalia, military officials said on Thursday. Senior Military officer Abukar Yacqub told Xinhua that at least four soldiers died and 10 others were wounded while they were standing in a queue to collect their salaries. We w...

5 months ago
15 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia attack

Mogadishu, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 15 Al-Shabaab militants were killed on Tuesday when militants attacked a police station in Somalia's lower Shabelle region, officials said. The attack was repulsed by the Somalia army and AMISOM forces that took place around 6.00 a.m. at Qoryoley, Lower Shabelle, African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) said on its twitter handle. AMISOM said the...

5 months ago
African Union base attacked in Somalia

Mogadishu, Sep 1 (IANS) Fighters from the Al Shabab Islamist militant group on Tuesday attacked an African Union (AU) military base in southern Somalia, inflicting heavy casualties. The Islamist militants said they have at least killed 70 AU soldiers at the Janale base, 90km (55 miles) south-east of the capital Mogadishu. However, official reports have not provided details of the...

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