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Head of Somalia's military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

Jul 13 2020

MOGADISHU The head of Somalia’s military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car into a convoy in the capital Mogadishu, according to a military spokesman and an ambulance service.

Commander in Somali al Shabaab militant group killed - state media

Jun 25 2020

MOGADISHIU Somali security forces have killed a commander of the al Shabaab militant group in a military operation, state radio reported on Thursday.

U.S. air strikes killed civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International says

Apr 01 2020

MOGADISHU U.S. air strikes in Somalia killed two civilians and injured three in February, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday, in a statement that raised questions over U.S. investigations of such allegations.

Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base, say officials

Feb 19 2020

MOGADISHU Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the insurgents' ability to launch attacks despite a government offensive.

Gunmen kill TV journalist in Somalia, say police

Feb 16 2020

MOGADISHU Gunmen killed a TV and radio journalist in Somalia's Afgooye district on Sunday, police said. 

Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed three

Jan 08 2020

MOGADISHU Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities said had killed three people.

Somali security forces kill 5 al Shabaab fighters to end hotel siege

Dec 11 2019

MOGADISHU Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday. | Video

Islamists attack Somali hotel, police say two militants killed

Dec 10 2019

MOGADISHU Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside. | Video

Somalia's al Shabaab hits military base, deaths on both sides

Aug 14 2019

MOGADISHU Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle that both sides said caused multiple deaths to the other.

Suicide car bomb targets hotel in Somali port city, two journalists confirmed dead

Jul 13 2019

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.

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