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Apr 16 2017

Somalia forces kill two militants firing mortars in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU Two men were killed in the Somali capital after they were spotted firing mortars that appeared to be aimed at the international airport on Sunday, police and officials said.

Apr 12 2017

Somali forces clash with pirates, free Indian ship crew

MOGADISHU Somali security forces clashed with pirates early on Wednesday and freed nine seamen kidnapped on an Indian cargo ship this month, officials said.

Apr 11 2017

Somali security forces capture 10 pirates in stand-off: officials

MOGADISHU Somali forces who have surrounded pirates holding hostages taken from an Indian ship secured the surrender of 10 members of the band on Tuesday and enlisted the parents of the other three to persuade them to give up, officials said.

Apr 10 2017

Somali pirates flee hijacked Indian dhow, taking crew

MOGADISHU Somali security forces rescued a hijacked Indian cargo dhow on Monday, but pirates took the 11-member crew with them when they fled to land, authorities said.

Apr 10 2017

At least 10 killed in two bomb attacks in Somali capital

MOGADISHU A suicide bomber wearing army uniform killed at least nine soldiers at a camp in Somalia's capital on Monday, authorities said, and a government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car.

Apr 09 2017

Al Shabaab car bomb outside Mogadishu army base kills at least 15: military

MOGADISHU A car bomb targeting senior officials leaving a military base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 people and destroyed a minibus carrying civilians, the Somali military said on Sunday, an attack claim by Islamist al Shabaab militants.

Apr 06 2017

Roadside bomb kills 10 in Somalia, Islamists deny responsibility

MOGADISHU A roadside bomb killed 10 people in a minibus in southern Somalia on Thursday, a military officer and residents said, blaming Islamist militants who denied planting the device.

Apr 06 2017

Somali president shakes up security agencies, urges militants' surrender

MOGADISHU Somalia's president replaced his security chiefs on Thursday and called on al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents to surrender within 60 days in return for education and jobs.

Apr 06 2017

As Somali bombings spike, an unlikely savior steps forward

MOGADISHU Somali dentist Abdikadir Adem spent all his savings on a battered van to rescue wounded people after he watched neighbors hit by bomb blasts bleed to death in wheelbarrows on a desperate five kilometer dash to hospital.

Apr 05 2017

Car bomb rams cafe in Somalia's capital, killing seven: officials

MOGADISHU A car bomb rammed into a cafe in the Somali capital Mogadishu near compounds housing government ministries on Wednesday, killing seven people, officials and ambulance services said. | Video

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