Truck bomb in Somalia’s capital kills at least 30 people

Africa 12/27/19, 22:41

A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 30 people, officials said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory. The toll was likely to rise as scores of people were rushed to hospitals, government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 1, injures another

Africa 03/26/19, 10:33

A bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday killing one person and wounding another.The blast from a bomb planted in a private luxury car exploded in Mogadishu's Hodan district, killing the driver and injuring a nearby pedestrian, said police Col. Ahmed Abdi.There was no immediate claim for the bombing, ...

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 ...

Mogadishu car bomb blast kills 5

Africa 03/07/19, 10:35

Restaurant is frequented by government soldiers who control one of the security checkpoints for the presidential palace, located about half a kilometer away from the blast scene

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, ...

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 ...

New Zealander freed after arrest in Kenya, near Somalia

Africa 02/08/19, 07:30

A Kenyan court has freed a New Zealander held in police custody for several days on suspicion of links with extremism.Sulub Warfaa, 36, spoke to journalists outside the court in Garissa, in northwestern Kenya."Just because I was born in Mogadishu does not mean that I am a terrorist," he said."I ...

Deadly car bomb blast in Somalia’s capital, say police

World 02/04/19, 05:38

At least seven people died in a powerful car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital Monday, Feb. 4, said a senior police officer. At least nine people were also injured in the blast by an explosives-laden car parked near a mall close to Mogadishu's local government offices, in the Hamarweyne district, said ...

2 killed, 5 wounded in blast at Mogadishu gas station

Africa 01/29/19, 09:01

The deputy mayor of Somalia's capital says two people were killed and five wounded in an explosion at a gas station.Mohamed Tulah says the casualties in the Mogadishu blast are "far less than what everybody was expecting."Tuesday's blast occurred near the ministry of petroleum.Mogadishu is often targeted in bombings by ...

Somali death toll rises to 26 from weekend blasts in capital

Africa 12/24/18, 08:06

The death toll rose to 26 from Saturday's twin bombings in Somalia's capital, police and hospital sources said Monday.The number rose because several victims of the suicide car blast near the rear entrance of the presidential palace died in hospitals in Mogadishu, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. The toll could rise ...

Somalia blast kills at least 6 near presidential palace

Africa 12/22/18, 05:02

An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack. Those killed include three staffers from the London-based Universal TV station, including prominent journalist ...

Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

Africa 12/13/18, 07:10

The former number two leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremists, who is now a candidate in a regional election, was arrested Thursday prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said.Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, previously al-Shabab's spokesman, was arrested by Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces ...

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