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Suicide car bomb kills at least six in Somali capital

Sep 10 2018

MOGADISHU A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalia's capital on Monday, killing at least six people in an attack claimed by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab. | Video

Somali militants kill soldiers, kidnap scores of elders

Sep 05 2018

MOGADISHU Gunmen from Somalia's Al Shabaab group killed six people including at least four soldiers in the streets of the capital, a day after the Islamist movement kidnapped scores of elders in a central region, officials said.

Suicide bomb attack kills at least three Somali soldiers outside Mogadishu

Aug 05 2018

MOGADISHU At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district, a town 30 km to the north west of the capital Mogadishu, police and militants said.

Al Shabaab fighters attack Somalia police HQ after twin bombings

Jul 07 2018

MOGADISHU At least five people were killed and 21 wounded on Saturday when militants from Somalia's al Shabaab group set off two bombs in central Mogadishu and stormed a government building. | Video

Somalia, Ethiopia to jointly invest in four seaports on the Red Sea

Jun 16 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia and Ethiopia announced they were jointly investing in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports along one of the world's most strategic waterways.

Al Shabaab fighters seize town in central Somalia: residents

Jun 02 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia's militant Islamist group al Shabaab has retaken a small town in the center of the country after it was abandoned by government troops, residents said on Saturday.

Al Shabaab blast kills at least 5 in Somali khat market near Mogadishu

May 09 2018

MOGADISHU An explosion killed at least five people and wounded 10 on Wednesday in a market for the stimulant leaf khat in southern Somalia, police and residents said, and al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said it was behind the blast.

Gunmen kidnap German nurse from ICRC in Somali capital

May 03 2018

MOGADISHU Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a German nurse from the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday night, police and the ICRC said.

Gunmen kidnap German ICRC aid worker in Somali capital -police

May 02 2018

NAIROBI, May 2 Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a senior German staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and her co-workers said.

Somali aid worker killed in shooting in Mogadishu: police

May 01 2018

MOGADISHU Unknown gunmen shot dead on Tuesday a Somali aid worker who worked for the World Health Organization (WHO), her relatives and police said.

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