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Mogadishu (AFP) At least four people were killed Sunday in a suicide car bomb attack in central Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. “There was a blast at a checkpoint close to the interior ministry. Four people were killed including two members of the security forces,” Abdulahi Mohamed, a police officer in the capital, told AFP. The other two victims were civilians. “We don’t have the details yet but the indications show that a bomber was involved trying to pass by the security checkpoint,” he added. According to the official andRead More
A Nigerian court sentenced two men to life imprisonment on Wednesday over deadly twin bomb attacks which killed 12 people during the country's 2010 Independence Day celebrations.Read More
A Nigerian court sentenced two men to life imprisonment on Wednesday over deadly twin bomb attacks which killed 12 people during the country's 2010 Independence Day ceremony.Read More
Abuja (AFP) A Nigerian court sentenced two men to life imprisonment on Wednesday over deadly twin bomb attacks which killed 12 people during the country’s 2010 Independence Day celebrations. Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze were convicted for facilitating and financing the blasts during national celebrations in the capital Abuja. The pair were also sentenced over a second attack earlier the same year in Warri, Delta State that killed two people. Okah is the brother of oil militant Henry Okah, the suspected mastermind of the two plots who is already servingRead More
The Ugandan army said Monday its troops shot dead three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu after a military convoy carrying Uganda's commander came under friendly fire over the weekend.Read More
Kampala (AFP) The Ugandan army said Monday its troops had shot dead three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu, accusing them of opening fire on a military convoy carrying Uganda’s peacekeeping commander. Uganda’s army said Somali troops opened fire on the convoy of Brigadier Paul Lokech, who heads the Ugandan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), during a lockdown on the capital after two bomb blasts on Friday killed dozens of people. Ugandan military spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire said his country’s soldiers had retaliated in self-defence. “There is absolutelyRead More

Posted On February 24, 2018By In None

Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city's main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday.Read More
Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city's main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday.Read More
Mogadishu (AFP) Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city’s main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday. “We have seen at least 38 people dead,” said Abdukadir Abdurahman Aden of the Aamin Ambulance of the bombings that targeted the presidential palace and a hotel. The first blast, followed by gunfire, occurred at a security checkpoint close to Villa Somalia, the name for the seat of government, while a second followed soon after at a hotel, according to police. The Shabaab Islamist militant groupRead More
Twin bomb blasts struck a mosque in Benghazi in eastern Libya on Friday, killing one person and wounding more than 62, the city's main hospital said.Read More