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Feisal Omar

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.

Somali security forces kill at least six people in Mogadishu

Apr 13 2019

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.

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

Mar 20 2019

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.

Somali militant siege ends, at least 29 civilians dead

Mar 02 2019

MOGADISHU Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu on Friday, police said, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed at least 29 civilians. | Video

Somalis turn a profit by transforming their scrap plastic

Jan 22 2019

MOGADISHU As the rubbish built up on the rubble of Mogadishu's wrecked streets, Ahmed Abdullah saw a business opportunity. | Video

Mogadishu-backed candidate wins test-case regional Somali election

Dec 19 2018

MOGADISHU Lawmakers in a volatile region of Somalia elected the federal government's preferred candidate as its leader on Wednesday after a popular former al Shabaab leader was barred from running in the vote seen as test of the country's political progress.

Militants kill cleric and 14 others in Somalia in car bomb and gun attack

Nov 26 2018

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck a religious center in central Somalia on Monday, killing a cleric and at least 14 of his followers, a police officer said | Video

Somalia's al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying

Oct 10 2018

MOGADISHU Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution, including a Somali British citizen accused of spying, a sign of the insurgents' control of southern swathes of the country, even as authorities step up efforts to combat them.

Three die after Somalia car bomb strikes EU convoy: police

Oct 01 2018

MOGADISHU Three people were killed in a suicide car bombing by Islamist group al Shabaab which hit a European Union armored convoy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, police and an emergency service worker said.

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

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