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MOGADISHU A car bomb went off on Friday at a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu where local elders and lawmakers had been discussing an upcoming regional election and was followed by gunfire, police said, adding that the death toll could be high.
MOGADISHU Few restaurateurs consider the threat of piracy in their plans but Abdulkadir Mohamed did so for his La Lanterna floating restaurant now moored off Mogadishu's popular Lido beach. | Video
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MOGADISHU Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital on Saturday and killed another four people who were protesting against the shootings, witnesses and lawmakers said.
MOGADISHU Seven people were injured when a car bomb exploded near the police academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said, the latest in a string of attacks in the city by Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab.
MOGADISHU A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurants in Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 15 people in a busy area of the Somali capital previously targeted by Islamist militants, rescue services said. | Video
MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an assistant minister, killed during the ensuing gun battle.
MOGADISHU, March 20 Somali soldiers have vacated
at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed
pay, a military officer and residents said on Wednesday, in what
could be a boost for Islamist al Shabaab insurgents.
MOGADISHU An air strike near the Somali town of Afgoye killed four people, a relative of one of the victims said on Tuesday.