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A US air strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia has killed five "terrorists," the US military announced Monday.Read More
Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, their army said.Read More
Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, where peacekeepers from Uganda are stationed, security officials and witnesses said.Read More
Mogadishu (AFP) Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, their army said. Local sources said a massive blast was heard in the Bulomarer district, around 150 kilometres (93 miles) south of Mogadishu, and fighting broke out after dozens of heavily armed Shabaab militants stormed the base. “The heavy blast struck the base before fighting broke out. We are hearing the militants used a minibus loaded with explosives to make their way in before the heavily armed confrontation started at theRead More

Posted On March 29, 2018By In None

Blast in Somalia kills Red Cross staffer

A Somali employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross has been killed in an explosion that targeted his car in the capital Mogadishu, the organisation said Thursday.Read More

Posted On March 25, 2018By In None

Four killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least four people were killed Sunday in a suicide car bomb attack in central Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.Read More
At least 14 people were killed and several others wounded on Thursday when a car bomb blew up outside a popular hotel in the Somalia's capital Mogadishu.Read More
At least 14 people died and several others were wounded Thursday when a car packed with explosives detonated in front of a Mogadishu hotel, a government spokesman and witnesses said.Read More
Mogadishu (AFP) At least 14 people were killed and several others wounded on Thursday when a car bomb blew up outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab group said it was responsible for the blast in front of the Weheliye hotel in the city centre, claiming it had targeted a gathering of government officials, army and intelligence officers. A government spokesman said 14 people had died but the toll could rise as rescuers search through the debris. “There was a heavy blast here and theRead More
Mogadishu (AFP) Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing underneath the billowing veil — to reveal their team kit. Young Somali men stand nearby, some disapproving but all watching closely, as the women jog up and down, dribble a worn-out ball between colourful cones and do sit-ups, less than 200 metres (656 feet) from a heavily guarded security checkpoint. The sight of young women playing football is highly unusual in Somalia, due toRead More