Suicide car bomb kills 6 in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu

Africa 05/22/19, 07:41

A Somalia police spokesman said a suicide car bomb by Islamic extremists has killed at least six people in the capital Wednesday.Capt. Mohamed Hussein said most of the casualties are soldiers and more than 13 people were injured.Somalia's extremist rebel group, al-Shabab, has claimed the responsibility for the blast, saying ...

At least 3 killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

Africa 05/14/19, 08:59

A police officer says a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least three people.Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber tried to enter the Warta Nabada district headquarters, which is close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu.Three other people ...

Kenyan court finds UK man guilty of possessing explosives

Africa 04/24/19, 08:51

A Kenyan court has found British national Jermaine Grant guilty of possessing bomb-making materials.Sentencing will be on May 9. Grant is already serving a nine-year sentence for forging immigration documents.Grant is believed to be part of an al-Shabab-linked cell that planned multiple attacks over Christmas in 2011.Authorities say cell members ...

US military review reveals civilian deaths in Somalia strike

Africa 04/05/19, 08:12

Just weeks after insisting that American airstrikes in Somalia had killed no civilians, U.S. Africa Command said Friday that new information reveals that a woman and a child died last April when a U.S. strike targeted al-Shabab militants. The revelation comes on the heels of a report by Amnesty International that ...

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

Africa 03/29/19, 12:16

An internal United Nations document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200,000 refugees from neighboring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.The U.N. refugee agency document obtained by The Associated Press says it "appreciates" Kenya's suggestion, made on ...

10 dead after blast outside restaurant in Somalia’s capital

Africa 03/28/19, 07:26

An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least 10 people, police said Thursday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that the blast occurred as the restaurant in Mogadishu's Waberi district was crowded with diners. At least 16 wounded people were taken to hospitals, the Aamin ...

Update: 10 dead in blast at restaurant in Somali capital

World 03/28/19, 06:54

The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):2:55 p.m.Police say at least 10 people have been killed and seven others wounded in a car bomb blast outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.Medics carry away the dead body of a woman killed after a blast outside a restaurant ...

Somalia govt minister among 5 victims in extremist attack

Africa 03/23/19, 07:34

Gunmen stormed a government building in Somalia's capital after a suicide car bombing on Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation.Somali security forces were exchanging gunfire with at least ...

Update: Somali minister among 5 killed in Somalia attack

Africa 03/23/19, 07:15

The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):3:10 p.m.A Somali police officer says five people, including the country's deputy labor minister, have been killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a government building in the capital.A woman stands behind wreckage left from a suicide car bomb attack ...

Update: Siege in Somali capital ends, attackers killed

Africa 03/01/19, 10:26

The Latest on extremist attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):6:25 p.m.Police in Somalia's capital say a nearly day-long siege in the heart of Mogadishu has ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed.EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Somalis help an injured person after a car bomb, in Mogadishu, ...

Dozens killed, wounded in Somalia attack

Africa 03/01/19, 04:08

The sounds of a gun battle continue to rock Somalia’s capital Friday, a day after two car bomb attacks by insurgents were launched on one of Mogadishu’s busiest streets. Officials say at least 20 pe

Police: Death toll in Somalia bombing, clashes rises to 18

Africa 03/01/19, 01:27

Police say the death toll from a car bombing near a hotel in Somalia's capital and ongoing clashes between security forces and gunmen has risen to 18.Capt. Mohamed Hussein said at least 40 others were injured in the attack Thursday near a hotel and a judge's residence on a busy ...

Somalia: 4 dead in bomb blast in the capital

Africa 02/28/19, 14:44

A powerful explosion killed at least four people in the Somali capital Thursday, police said. An Islamic extremist group claimed a Mogadishu hotel was the intended target, but a police officer said militants detonated a bomb while trying to assassinate a judge.Militants set off a car bomb near the residence ...

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